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A few tips for using things around the home for storage and convenience

Updated on February 18, 2012

There are many ways to conserve space-using things around your home. Take your favorite product you bought from the store such as the one in the picture below. After using the cloths, a person disposes of the container and returns to the store to buy more. This face product comes in a nice container that can be used for storing things such as;

Hairpins/clips, rubberbands, razors, make-up, memorabilia, and keepsakes

Sink side storage for scrub pads and dishwashing tablets

Bedside storage for keys, eyeglasses, small items, and medications

Tool shed storage for nails, screws, parts, and small pieces

Store items to be taken along on away trips


Another item that can be used for storage is pillowcases. Yes, pillowcases but not just any pillowcase the ones that hold the cushion to your couch or loveseat. I had a living room set combo that was made of microfiber in beige, which made it more noticeable when accidents occurred. Since I had accident protection I had the pleasure of utilizing that to get new replacement covers for the seat cushion. What else would you do with the old one but throw it out right, wrong. You can use this too as a storage place given that it is not too damaged. They’re sturdy, keep things clean and can be stored in your bedroom closet or under the bed for convenience. Think of the many ways to use the old cover for storage,

Sheets sets, small blankets/throws


Socks, stockings, tee-shirts, or jeans


Scented candles are the latest crave but they are also fun to make. You do not need to be an artistic person to develop the know and create your own style of candle. It just takes a personal touch. Since candles are the latest item you are able to find many styles of jars to reuse. Simply scrape the remains of the already used wax out of the jar, go to an arts and craft store such as Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, or Tuesday Morning and purchase wax for candle making, you will see different forms that are available, different size beads, granules, in a solid block, or gel for that underwater effect. I recommend you choose beads or granules for your first experience. There you will also find concentrated scents and an array of colored waxes that can be added during the making of the candle. Add your personalized touch by purchasing the paints and adding some flare to the front or back, that should be located not too far from the candle scents.



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      Browneesorchids 6 years ago from United States

      You're very welcome for the tips and than you for taking the time to read my hub. Follow me, I'm going to organize my general writing from handy tips, so stay tuned. I may have to take you up on the offer Chatkath, thanks.

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      Sondra 6 years ago from Neverland

      This is fantastic information! I love finding new uses for old/finished items. Especially since store bought products can come in so much packaging that can be reused.

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      Kathy 6 years ago from California

      What a great hub Browneesorchids! Very well done, who can't use more space these days! Welcome to HubPages, I am sure that you will enjoy the community spirit and continue to write as time allows, as I know you must be busy! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! Best of luck to you.

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      musthavefaith 6 years ago

      Can I use perfumes or oils to add scent??

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      Browneesorchids 6 years ago from United States

      Thank you for reading and finding interest in my hub. It isn't common for most arts and crafts or retail stores that sell prescented candle waxes. But it is not impossible, you will have better luck finding a store online to purchase prescented wax.

      Happy candle making

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      Linda 6 years ago

      Good Article. I like your candle idea. Where can I find scented wax??

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      Alyson 6 years ago

      These are all really good ideas.