We as a society tend to be very wasteful. We finish using an item, and we toss it away as if nothing. But where do those items go? They usually take YEARS to fully decompose, and much of our trash ends up in our water systems. Today, I’m here to give you a few ideas on ways to reuse regular household items that you may otherwise throw away.
1. Old towels -> Soap Saver!
Do you never know what to do with that last little piece of soap after you’ve finished the rest of the bar? Use some old towels to create soap savers! Just a few cuts, sewing the ends, and the job is done! As an added bonus, it will even exfoliate for you.
2. Old towels (again) -> Reusable Swiffer Rag
Swiffers are great. They’re a super easy way of getting the grime off our kitchen and bathroom floors. But the wipes they come with are really wasteful. Similarly as the soap savers, just a few cuts and a quick sew, and you’ve got yourself a reusable swiffer wipe! Some people add velcro as an added method for it to stay put.
3. Coffee Cans -> Utensil Holders
The containers that hold our delicious hot beverage are often made of metal, and can be reused for a variety of things. One of them, is as a utensil holder! A quick paint job will help your favorite new kitchen decoration match the rest of your house!
4. PastaSauce Jar -> Reusable Container!
I love tomato jars because they’re made of glass. People use mason jars for a number of things, one of them being just a regular household container. Check out the idea below where someone used it to make themselves a lunch salad!
5. Wine cork -> Mini Planter
The cork material is perfect for starting little seedlings. Of course with a green thumb, your plant should grow fast, and therefore you probably won’t use them long. But they’re adorable while they last!! Boiling wine corks allows them to become maleable enough for cutting without breaking. Try this trick out for yourself!
6. Wine cork (again) -> Bath Mat
Cork is good for a number of things. Using the same boiling method, wine corks and be cut in half and glued together to make a mat! You can make your mat any size you want, use it for the bathroom, or in the kitchen!
7. Plastic Bags -> Yarn!
This one is a super new crazy and intuitive one. I’ve never even heard of this until recently. Below, please find the video link to the person who figured out this neat trick! It basically involves lining up the bag and cutting in the right places. Neat!