There are items we mindlessly use and throw away because we believe we are ‘done’ with them. Well, here are six different everyday household items that can be repurposed to help your wallet, your home, and our planet:
1. Plastic Food Containers
This includes tubes of yogurt/coffee, sliced meat containers, and plastic take out containers. Instead of throwing away the container after you finished what is inside, repurpose the container as storage! Yogurt/Coffee tubs are great for holding on to left over soup, rice, steamed veggies and more! Sliced meat containers can be reused for sandwiches, snacks on the go, and salads! Some to-go containers are perfect for storing any dinner leftovers!
2. Dryer Sheets
After you use your dryer sheet, instead of tossing it right away, the static hold the dryer sheets provide is perfect for dusting off electronics and other small appliances! Use it to clean off any remotes, game consoles, fans, and more!
3. Egg Cartons
Want to stop going into the attic and finding broken ornaments? Egg cartons provide a perfect barrier for those fragile pieces! Just place whichever fragile items you need stored into the carton and rubber band it together! No more broken ornaments and no more unnecessary waste!
4. Plastic Jugs/Bottles
I’m sure you have heard simple ways to reuse your plastic bottles such as vases and pencil holders like in our last blog, but we never mentioned how the same plastic bottle can be used as a perfect bird feeder! Just cut a hole in the middle and fill it up with bird seeds! Mother Nature will be sure to thank you for that!
5. Old Towels
Grew out of an old towel? Took to the pool and spilled BBQ sauce on it? Don’t Toss It!! Instead, wash it, and then cut it up to create reusable rags! We personally do not have paper towels anymore because of how many rags we have now from collecting unused towels from family/friends. You save a lot of money and help out Mother Earth’s trees from being cut down. You can cut the towels to any shape and size as you need! Smaller ones can be used for simple wiping down tables while the bigger ones can hang in the kitchen for drying your hands or plates!
6. Old Toothbrush
We covered in our last blog about compostable bamboo toothbrushes, but before throwing away your old toothbrush for a more sustainable one, keep it! Reuse it as a scrubber for hard to reach places. Tooth Brushes are great for cleaning around faucets, drains, and pesky creases in tables/walls.
These are just 6 of thousands of ways we can reuse our household items. Not sure how to use something? A quick google or YouTube search can help your wallet and our planet even more! Have any questions? Message us! We would Love to hear from you!