Find a great deal this weekend and more with instructables.com

A spin-off from the MIT Media Lab, the website instructables.com is packed with weird and wonderful ideas for DIY projects and home made gizmos. People join to share their ideas and comment on the instructions provided.

For a thrifty person, some of the instructables are actually quite useful and some a bit strange 🙂

  • Get a great deal on Ebay
    Ebay can be a fascinating and wonderful place to shop, however there are many tips and tricks that you should know before delving into this online market. Learn searching and bidding methods that make sure that you get the best deal when buying things on Ebay.
  • How to make exfoliating/moisturizing salt rub 
    A couple of years ago, while walking through a local mall, I actually stopped when an employee at one of those kiosks asked me if they could demonstrate one of their products to (and on) me. I know, but I didn't have anything better to do right then…But, I figured I could probably make something like it. As soon as I got home I started looking up recipes for it on the old interweb, and found one that I was able to modify to my liking. You can make it for as little as 10% of the cost of the name-brand!
  • Vibrating Deaf Dog Caller Collar for under €5
  • About 3 years ago, my friend came to me with this dilemma when Jake, her very old Siberian Husky was loosing his hearing. She usually kept Jake in a large fenced property but when he decided to chase a rabbit, get loose, jump the fence, head onto the roadway, etc. He would be so focused or distracted that no amount of calling would get his attention…I solved her dilemma then with a Deaf Dog Caller Collar. The great thing about this idea is with a bit of training my friend found the dog would at least stop, change focus momentarily, look around for my friend and usually return, even if at his leisure for a treat.

  • How to Build a Super Top Secret Bunker under Your House.
    When I built the house I just spent 7 years working on, I had a lot of days that were just plane monotonous, so I would daydream about the Next Great Project as soon as I finished the house…

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