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9 Ways to Use Household Items in Your Garden

Who says you can only use proper tools in the garden? These 9 common household objects can be put to work as gardening aids in surprising ways.

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    1. Kitchen Tongs
    Take a pair of kitchen tongs outside with you when it’s time to trim back any prickly vines, limbs, or rosebushes. The tongs will allow you to hold or bend the branch painlessly while you snip with the other hand.

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    2. Sandpaper

    3. Old Hose

    4. Ice Pick

    5. Carpenter's Belt

    6. Soap Bar

    7. Coffee Grounds

    8. Paper Cups

    9. Clothesline

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