Thursday, July 30, 2009

US News and World Report 7/30/2009

US News and World Report

Pet Care - Dog

Does your dog love a swim in the hot weather? Remove that wet dog smell with a fabric softener sheet -

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Madonna biceps photo

Craving Madonna Biceps? An AltUse for anywhere/anytime to strengthen arm muscles -

Madonna biceps photo

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Treat Damaged Hair

Enjoy the health benefits of avocado? Other AltUse benefits of Avocado at

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Superb Idea: Alternative Uses for Everyday Things Posted by: Zach

Keep your home cool and save money

You can help cool down or warm up your room, depending on what time of year it is by filling up old mason jars with water and placing them in front of a window. The water in the jars helps to keep the heat out in the summer and also helps to keep the cold out in the winter. A less expensive form of insulation and it can save you money on your electric bill.

AltUse In The News


Brewed coffee is not only great to drink

AltUse Suggestions for Coffee

Monday, July 27, 2009

Tour de France Fan? Love to Bicycle?

Bicycle Chain Lubricant

How to lubricate your bike chain without the use of dirty, smelly oils
It is actually very simple, all you need is a bottle of olive oil (preferably with a pointed tip). Then you go where you keep your bike and position the bottle over the chain and spin the pedals backwards until the chain gone around approx. 2 to 3 times. If it does not seem very lubricated, spin the pedals backwards again until chain seems lubricated. So now instead of your bike smelling like greasy oil, it smells like olive oil! (olive oil also lasts a bit longer)

Remove sweat stains

Remove perspiration stains

Crushed aspirin removes perspiration stains

Crush two aspirin trablets and add to 1/2 cup of warm water. Soak stained part of clothes item in the solution for approximately 2.5 hours.

The food trucks just keep rolling - Los Angeles Times

The food trucks just keep rolling - Los Angeles Times

The food trucks just keep rolling

Food truck convoy

Stefano Paltera / For The Times
A convoy of Los Angeles' hottest new food trucks gathers outside of the Geffen Contemporary as part of the Dwell on Design conference held June 26-28, 2009.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

How do you AltUse Promotion - Win!

Win $50 today! Don't forget to submit your alternative uses.

Enter Here

Friday, July 24, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

AltUse Gets more "Ink" in the Daily Green

Win $50 or $100 for Your Reuse Idea on AltUse

The website about reusing common objects has officially launched.

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AltUse has come out of beta with an official launch this week. Tips on the site include how to use hair spray to remove ink stains, vodka to clean your glasses, onions to fuel your car...turn a desktop computer into an aquarium, a satellite dish into a bird bath...

The list of possible reuses is endless, because the site is powered by the people, meaning anyone can logon and post their reuse. It's even easier now, since the site has a nice clean look. The submitting button is more prominent, and the experience is more appealing. AltUse is also branching out onto Facebook, Twitter, Blogger and elsewhere.

How useful the site becomes will largely be determined by how many entries people contribute, and how much community develops around saving money (and reducing waste!) by reusing things. The owners of the site are clearly aware of this, which is why they're launching a contest to help kickoff their big debut.

According to AltUse staff, on July 27th, the site will offer one $50 Visa gift card every day for five days, for the best AltUse submission each day. They'll also offer a $100 AltUse Visa gift card to the user who submits the most AltUses during that five-day period.

Sounds like a fun, easy way to get paid! Check out AltUse and join the creative fun. I gotta think of something to post there myself...

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AltUse is Growing!

AltUse continues our march to becoming the World’s Largest Collection of Alternative Uses of Everyday Products. Today, 7/22/2009 we reached almost 400 followers on Twitter !

Our launch continues to receive positive reviews, thank you.

Watch for our 1st promotion next week to further extend our community!

Best regards,

Monday, July 20, 2009 - The World's Largest Collection of Alternative Uses of Everyday Products

Friends and Family,

I’d like to direct your attention to my awesome new green start-up launching today – I have been working for the last year getting it ready for take-off. is the ultimate destination for everything Alternative Use. Want a few examples? Using hair spray to remove ink stains, vodka to clean your glasses, onions to fuel your car… turning a desktop computer into an aquarium, a satellite dish into a bird bath… or weaving plastic bags into very cool storage containers. The list is endless.

You can search for an AltUse, post your own, vote for your favorites, share with your friends. Bottom line, the site will help you keep more in your wallets and send less to landfill. It goes a long way toward providing a very necessary platform for all of us to teach each other how to turn less into more.

Please check it out, join the community, post an AltUse if you have one, and SEND IT VIRAL.

Thanks very much,


AltUse Traffic Increase

AltUse is becoming more and more popular, more than 7,000 visitors over the last two days!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

AltUse Re-Launch

AltUse is on schedule for out big re-launch on Tuesday at 6 AM PDT.

Watch for our new look with simplified navigation.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

AltUse™ on Twitter

AltUse™ announces its 325th follower on Twitter!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Onions produce tears and energy at an Oxnard plant - Los Angeles Times

Read about an AltUse for Onions (Onions for fuel)
A farming company uses juice from the vegetable to run a fuel cell. It's one of a growing number of businesses that use their waste to produce electricity.

By Tiffany Hsu
July 17, 2009

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

AltUse Featured Today on NC's Morning News with Scott Fitzgerald


Benjamin Goldfarb - President of Technology for AltUse

Discussing a website dedicated to finding alternative uses for everyday household products.

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Don’t forget to recycle

Some great recycling tips in this Blog Post from

Wednesday, July 1, 2009