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    Warm & Natural- New Use

    I use a long strip about 3" wide and with as table knife tuck it into the gap in my front door. It does a really good job of blocking the draft. It is very easy to remove when I need to open the door and just as easy to replace.

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    He, he. i used some poly batting in the side of my patio door. This house is shifting and drafts show up everywhere.

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    I do the same. I also use scraps from cutting out fabric along with batting scraps to make snakes (draft dodgers) to lay at the bottom of my doors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_MO View Post
    ....I also use scraps from cutting out fabric along with batting scraps to make snakes (draft dodgers) to lay at the bottom of my doors.
    I use mine behind the door at the bottom of the stairs to the attic of this old cottage.

    I doubt the cook had a door here originally, so she likely roasted in the summer up there and was a bit warm in the winter, as heat rises. I keep the slit under the door blocked for all seasons with batting.

    Got to change it out this spring though as it's pretty gross after 6 years of dust, dead flies, debris and other yuck.

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    Oh wow, does that mean I can stop using my towels? Thank you soooo much for that tip!
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    The scraps work good for dusting too, especially if you're using a wax -- they buff up the shine nice.
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    Make good "swifter type" dusters too........I also use to place between plates, fancy dishes( holiday) when shoring.......

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    you all are so clever. I was using paper towels in my manufactured home to keep bugs out of the big crack in the door between door and frame. definitely going to use some batting.

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    I use my un opened precut battings in the interior wells of my basement windows for extra insulation , since they are only single pane windows. Really helps keep my basement sewing room much warmer, plus they are stored neatly stacked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I use my un opened precut battings in the interior wells of my basement windows for extra insulation , since they are only single pane windows. Really helps keep my basement sewing room much warmer, plus they are stored neatly stacked.
    Now that is CREATIVE!! You win...

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