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Reusable Household Items
What else we could reuse from home? As I was thinking of other reusable items, uses of old tires came to mind but I could only think a few. But I had thought of something else and this doesn't focus on just one item. This goes for everything, any item that most of us would be so ready to just throw into the trash bin.
And for the ideas, here are those items that we save for future uses. And they do come in handy, saves trips to the store and money. If you can add or reusing other materials at your home, feel free to share.
Let's start with the salad and dessert packages. We had saved few of these in case there would be days that we would need them. And the dessert package came in handy when dad started making this dessert that we love which was made from mashed cassava. And with the hot weather this past months, we prefer having it chilled first on the fridge. And those few dessert packages came to used.
And I just recently learned to eat salad and I like this beautiful green package so I had saved it for future dessert making. I'm sure it would be of use too.
And for update, turned out to be that I am using now the packages too. The weather's starting to get cold but I still crave for fruit salad. And when I do, I used these beautiful Greek salad packages for the fruit salads.
And those sauce containers that came with the salad had been saved too. Not for me but for dad and mom who enjoys dipping sauces. There were times they would like to bring sauces on work for fried fish and meat and this will be use instead of spending some bucks on sauce containers like this or bringing the entire sauce bottle.
And these cracker box and ice cream container? I use it to store left over hummingbird nectar on the fridge. It has also been use to store cookies, candies, and opened junk foods.
And those old toothbrushes has few uses too. I used one to clean in between combs, tiles, the faucet and those small or tight spaces on the shower where the big brush can't be use. I also use one for cleaning the hummingbird feeders.
They might be small compare to those big cleaning brushes but these saves the cleaning day in those small areas.
When it is time for my mom's hair dyeing, they are also what I use.
Is your pen all out of ink? - Save one, it might come in handy.
This is one fun thing to do if you haven't tried it. At school and not having a compass to make circles, your old pen, together with a piece of thread would come in handy.
To try this, you would need two pens, or a pencil. Make a knot on one end of the thread and one pen goes on the center of the paper. The other pen would be use to make the circle. If you doesn't want a dot showing on the center of the circle (from the ink), use a retractable pen, an empty pen or any not so pointed material instead. You would also have to adjust the knot for different sizes of circles.
I also save few of these when I get bubble teas. There were times I enjoy making smoothies at home or any cold drinks that I could take with me when I go to work. Sometimes just my favorite milk and tapioca pearls is enough for a refreshing drink.
One can make a homemade boba or bubble tea with this too. Just need tapioca pearls and bubble tea mix and a homemade bubble tea would be ready.
What are the uses of those meat or vegetable foam tray?
W also save some of these, some shallow and some are much deeper. we use this trays when defrosting meat from the freezer for the following day, just let the meat sit on the tray so the surfaces would be protected. My mom also uses the trays when she goes out on the patio to harvest vegetables.
And what about those plastic grocery shopping bags?
People use them as trash bags too, and we have a space in our kitchen's cabinet drawer just for them.
There's also some in the car's trunk that comes in handy when we do groceries from store like Save-A-Lot when one has to pay for the grocery bags. So what we do is just let the grocery items on the cart and put them on the plastic bags waiting on the trunk.
When Christmas season is near, these empty boxes along with other ones in different sizes would be save for gift wrapping purposes.
Or they can be use for magazine holders like this three in the photo below. And you can consider old newspapers as well for wrapping the boxes. If this holders would go on your teen or kids room, the cartoon section on the newspaper would be a great idea to use for wraps.
Produce nets as plastic bag dispenser.
These produce nets comes in handy as well. They can be made into a plastic bag dispenser, or wrap your sponge in them.
Produce with nets:
So next time you bought any of these, you might want to save the net and find a use for it.
And these old light bulbs could serve as decors for the garden. A few flowers from the garden, tie them up on the tree branches and you have a garden decor. Or, they could be use as vases at home and good for terrariums.
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