I had the privilege to watch Jeff Yeager’s video on creative ways to use eggshells, produced by Carolyn Presutti and edited by Bill Creed. What caught my interest was how eggshells can be recycled for many different uses which can help you save money. In this short video, he shows us how the use of eggshells can help you to be thrifty and help the environment.
- Throw your eggshells into the compost pile instead of the trashcan. According to him, these eggshells are calcium rich and are great for the soil, though it may take a couple of months before they actually decompose.
- Put your hard or soft boiled eggshells along with the ground coffee on the brewer when making it, as it lessens the bitterness of the java and improves its taste.
- Use the eggshells as biodegradable planters for seedlings as they effectively nurture the young plants, which is quite useful if you are into gardening. Sprinkle pieces of eggshells around your flowers and plants as they repel deer and creepy crawly pests.
- Crush the eggshell and mix it along your dish washing soap. The solution you create acts as an abrasive which is great for removing pot stains if you shake it with water and let it stand overnight.
- Use eggshells as hydrogen fuels for the car.According to engineers at Ohio State University, these eggshells are perfect for use as the fuel of tomorrow.
Jeff Yeager, author of “The Cheapskate Next Door” and “The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches,” is well known for helping people save money. He has numerous videos online teaching people how to save “practically.” He even tours by bicycle throughout the Midwest, Pacific North West and up to the East Coast to promote environmentally friendly living among Americans.