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Repurposing Ideas: 5 New Uses For Sand – Huffington Post

Repurposing Ideas: 5 New Uses For Sand – Huffington Post
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Sand is something that we usually think of as being seasonal. (Meaning, the stuff that gets everywhere when we go to the beach.) But sand is useful around the house, year round. Here are some of our favorite uses.

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CANDLE HOLDER
Before you put your tea light or tapered candle in a glass hurricane, try pouring some sand at the bottom. It helps hold the candle still and gives your flickering decor enough weight to keep it from falling or rolling around. You can use colored sand so it matches your decor or party decorations.

PLAYGROUND FILL
Sand at the playground is used for more than just the sandbox. It’s an inexpensive way to fill the area around your kids’ entire backyard jungle gym or tree fort. Best of all, it’s cushiony, so if anyone takes a tumble they won’t get hurt.

SPILL CLEANER
If you spill a thick liquid, whether it be motor oil or even laundry detergent, sprinkle some sand on it. The material will form clumps, making it easier to deal with.

PAINT TEXTURE
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Myrtle Beach couple charged with burglary after fire at neighbor’s house
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MYRTLE BEACH — A Myrtle Beach couple is charged with burglarizing their neighbor’s apartment after they reported it caught fire and they extinguished it, according to a police report.

Suzette Luz Barros, 33, and Matthew Donald McChesney, 34, were each charged with first-degree burglary after emergency officials were called about 12 a.m. Tuesday to 830 44th Ave. N., for a fire, police said.

Barros told police she was outside smoking when she saw flames reaching the top window of the apartment next to hers so she shouted to McChesney, her fiance, that there was a fire and come help put it out, according to the report. Barros told police she grabbed the fire extinguisher they had, but it was empty so she went and got one that was in a common area of the apartment complex.

Barros said McChesney then kicked open the door to the apartment on fire and put it out, according to the report.

McChesney told police he was getting ready for bed when Barros yelled for help about the fire next door.

McChesney said he saw smoke coming from the kitchen and the door so he got the fire extinguisher to spray the blaze, according to the report. The apartment was not occupied.

An arson investigator with the fire department told police the burnt areas around the door were deliberately set and…………… continues on MyrtleBeachOnline.com

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