Recycling Tips…How to Reuse Everyday Objects

Best reuses for a fabric softener sheet: Keep drawers and luggage fresh. Wipe the lint screen of your dryer. Clean lint and pet hair off furniture. Eliminate static cling in skirts by rubbing on pantyhose.

Use old Christmas cards as Christmas tags by simply cutting out the design on the card.

Recycle old cards by using the front panel as a post card.

Plastic soda bottle uses: Make a disposable funnel from the top half Cut a scoop from the bottom half, Or use the bottom half as a plant "greenhouse."

Best use for an empty pump top handsoap dispenser: Fill with liquid soap detergent.

Store onions in old pantyhose or nylons.

If your fan belt snaps, use a pair of pantyhose as a substitute. Cut to fit.

Uses For Old Newspaper

Protect car seats from muddy or wet clothing.

Put into loose shoes to tighten.

Stuff in leather shoes to preserve shape.

Stuff in wet shoes overnight to dry and deodorize.

Crumple and place in suitcase for couple of weeks to remove stale odors.

Use as mat when polishing shoes.

Stuff hats to keep their shape

Stuff leather handbags in storage

Wrap around candle bottoms so they'll fit holders tighter

Cover store windows when remodeling

Dampen and spread over window-panes before painting.

Use to dry and polish window after washing.

Stuff under doors and in cracks to stop cold wind from coming in.

Use as a bounce reflector when taking flash photographs or use to reflect sunlight into shadow areas.

Start fires

Sharpen pencils by rubbing the point on newspaper.

Spread out between garden rows to discourage weeds

Use to wrap green tomatoes to ripen.

Cover plants during a frost.

Use as a mat for wet darkroom photographs.

Put under car wheels when stuck in snow, mud or sand.

Shred and use for packing breakables.

Wrap and store Christmas tree ornaments.

Crumple (no colors) and place in plastic containers to eliminate odors.

1 Response

  1. These are some great tips! My sister is recently trying to recycle as much as possible and here are very good ideas for her. I’m definitely showing your post to her, and to some friends too. Thanks for the nice suggestions!Greets!

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