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Panty Hose and Socks - Recycle Tips

Updated on January 14, 2012

Got a run in your panty hose?

Recycle them. Wrapping paper stays tighty wrapped inside.

Just insert them in the legs. They stretch to three rolls in each leg.

You can stand them in the back of your closet or you can hang them on a hanger.

It's neat! You'll love it.

Use them with the Vacuum Cleaner: If you lose a small item, an ear ring, or something tiny in a tight place or if you can't find it. Hook up your vacuum cleaner, place a piece of panty hose on the suction hole and secure it with a rubber band. Hose around the area, and the lost item will stay on the suction until you remove it.

Plant ties: Cut long sections and use as plant ties. Tie up young tender plants, or larger ones to stakes. It's soft but very very strong. When the wind blows.... it gives and stretches and doesn't cut the plant.

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Sock tops

Recycle your mismatched socks or worn out socks

Cut off the tops that still have good elastic

All sizes. Even baby socks

It's a great bandage

Holds topical bandages and applications in place.

Won't slip and is comfortable.

Bee Sting?

When I was a little girl, my daddy would chew up a cigarette and put the wet tobacco on the sting. I thought it was magic. But I found out later (much later) that the tobacco anesthetized it, and drew out the poison.

So I went to a tobacco store and bought a package of chewing tobacco. And I have hooked the whole neighborhood on this....and it really is magic!

Remove stinger. Place a little pinch of the tobacco in real hot water for a few seconds to wet it

Then right on top of the sting.

Use a bandaid if you want, but I use gauze.

Then Sock it! Kids love it!

Next day, no itching, no redness.


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      4 years ago

      Thinking like that is really imisvrspee

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      4 years ago

      I haven't had to do this yet, not until next year but I find I have to take my kids along to buy shoes. Every store size is not the same, so if I buy it solo it often doesn't fit, but that doesn't mean it's any easier. My 2 year old son does not enjoy shnioppg and will only get about 1 pair of shoes on before he refuses anymore. So they better be the ones we're planning on taking home lol

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      Donna Cosmato 

      7 years ago from USA

      What great tips! I especially like the idea of taming all that wayward wrapping paper by encasing it in pantyhose!

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      7 years ago

      Ann, Great homegrown wisdom here and great recycling tips! Thanks for sharing your personal experience with chewing tobacco and bee stings --- amazingly simple yet effective natural remedy, which for me is the best kind of remedy.

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      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Ann, this is hilarious and great all at the same time. I love these tips! Great recycling for pantyhose and good sock tops. I never knew about the chewing tobacco either, wow! Thanks for sharing. :)

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      7 years ago from America

      Some very good ideas. I like the bee sting suggestion.

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      Simone Haruko Smith 

      7 years ago from San Francisco

      Such smart tips! What fun!

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      7 years ago

      Great tips and good way to recycle! : ) Voted up and awesome!!

    • anndavis25 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      mOrdOr, But how about those panty hose? lol

      bell du jour, thanks for stopping by.

      MummyDearest, Thank you for the vote, and for the visit.

      Mary615 and Gypsy, glad you enjoyed the tips. Hope they come in handy.

      Eiddwen, happy that you find the tips useful. Enjoy.

      rebeccamealey, I hope you will be able to use these tips sometime. Thanks.

      InterestCaptured, THANKS!

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      bell du jour 

      7 years ago from Ireland

      Hi Ann, some really great tips, thanks for sharing :-)


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      Stoill Barzakov 

      7 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

      Very useful :) I throw old socks away very often.

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      7 years ago from Kildare, Ireland

      Thanks for the tips. Very useful indeed. Voted up!

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      Mary Hyatt 

      7 years ago from Florida

      I especially like the idea of the sock cuff! Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      7 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Thanks for this useful and informative hub!

    • Eiddwen profile image


      7 years ago from Wales

      A brilliant hub full of useful tips.

      Thank you for sharing and I note up up and away.

      Take care and enjoy the rest of your day.


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      Rebecca Mealey 

      7 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Very good and useful tips!

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      7 years ago

      good stuff

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      John R Wilsdon 

      7 years ago from Superior, Arizona

      I will remember the suggestion. Thanks for the tips!

    • food4you profile image


      7 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great ideas on living a little bit greener! We all should re-purpose things. I try to do my best. Great hub!


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