Large Rags Reap Greater Riches

Do you have a comforter in which the stuffing has moved and it is lumpy? How about a bedspread that is threadbare in places? What can you do with them other than throw them away?

You can use old bedspreads, comforters, and quilts as drop cloths. A drop cloth is some type of material that you place on the floor when you are painting or working with something messy. Drop cloths are usually made of plastic and can tear easily when walked on repeatedly. The old bedclothes do not rip unless the fabric is totally ruined, in that case the bed covering should be thrown away immediately!

We recently treated many boards to be used to create shelves for a library. We placed a plethora of old bedspreads and comforters under each of the boards in order to catch the wood conditioner, stain, and varnish that was accidentally dropped while we worked. After the project was complete, we hung the old bed clothes on the line to air out. After the smell dissipated, we simply folded the large rags and put them back on the shelf to wait for the next project.

By using old bed clothes for drop cloths, you keep the material out of the land fill a little longer. You save money by not having to buy drop cloths. The rag drop cloths should be more durable than what you can buy at the store and last longer. Reusing those large worn out bed coverings saves you money which means you reap greater riches!

Before Wrapping Up the Holidays, Get Prepared

The week after Christmas and the week after New Years are the best time to buy your wrapping paper and Christmas cards for next year. Next year will come, so why not save money and be prepared?

If you still have money left, sometimes you can get awesome deals on non perishable gifts that may be marked down as much as ninety percent. One year my teenage daughter went to the store for a Russian Christmas gift, she ended up getting a present of bath stuff for every woman on her list. She paid only ten percent of the retail price. A thirty dollar item cost her three dollars that is why she could get so many gifts.

Get a bin to keep them neat until Christmas comes again, which is sooner than you think. You should probably wait until at least October to wrap them so they look nice at Christmas. Ephesians 2:10 reads, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” If God takes time to be prepared, shouldn’t we?

Beware buyer! Don’t go overboard and buy more than usual or you won’t be saving money.

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!