Finding More Use in Common Items

Bored and looking for something to do? Take a look around your house and try to see if you could find another use for something. Reduce and recycle as much as you can! There are so many household items that you could easily be looking over and not realizing how much easier they could make things for you. Here’s a quick list of items that you could do so much more with!

1.) Keep Necklaces Untangled with Straws

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How annoying is to sit and untangle jewelry, such as necklaces? Eventually you just give up and there goes a perfectly good piece of jewelry that you probably spent a decent amount of money on. Straws are perfect to put on the chains of your necklaces, no tangles and no breakage.

2.) Buttons as Earring Holders

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Are you one to lose your favorite earrings, or even the backs? The button holes allow you to put your earrings in them as little holders. You can just keep these on your dresser or in a safe place so you never lose earrings again! Now just don’t lose the buttons!

3.) Makeup Brush Organizer

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Do you have a toothbrush holder floating around anywhere? Even if you don’t, you could surely find one for a a fairly decent price. Tooth brush holders are perfect for makeup brushes. This way the bristles don’t touch one another and your makeups don’t mix.This keeps the brushes cleaner too before applying them to your face.

4.) Use a Nail File to Clean Suede

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Need to get rid of a stain on suede? Suede is one of the worst things to get stained but here we have a simple nail filer which you could easily find at your home or somewhere for an extremely cheap price. All you have to do is lightly rub the file over the suede and it’s all gone!

5.) CD Holder for Tupperware 

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Finding a hard time storing your Tupperware? Look no further than an old CD rack.  Now you don’t have to go looking for containers or missing lids. You can easily store this next to your sink or somewhere else where you have room.

6.) Shoe Organizer

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Whether it’s you or your children that are big into arts and crafts, storage for those types of things may be a bit cramped. A good idea for storing these things away would be in a shoe sleeve! There’s plenty of pockets to put all the materials and you can easily store this on the back of a door or in a closet somewhere so that it is out of the way.

7.) Pack Cleaner With Shower Caps

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If you’re a traveler or just taking a trip, this is perfect for you! If you can get your hands on some shower caps, you can stick these on the bottom of your shoes before putting them in your suitcase or bags with other clothing, that way if they’re dirty your clothes won’t get soiled.

8.) Keep Clothing From Falling off Hangers

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Do you ever have trouble keeping your shirts from falling off of the hangers? Next time you have this issue, try putting a rubber-band on the ends of the hangers, that way your shirts have something to grip onto and they stop falling to the floor.

9.) WD- 40 Is Your New Best Friend

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If you have a little kid running around with crayons leaving marks everywhere, WD- 40 will surely take it right away. You can take it right to the surface where the marks were left and rub it right off.

10.) Need Extra Closet Space? 

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If you’re having a hard time dealing with closet space, try using a soda tab to hook onto one hanger and use for another. You can continuously layer your hangers, as long as your clothing doesn’t weigh it down. You can even paint the tab any color you would like if you’re going for a color scheme!

11.)  Piggy Bank

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If you have a child who wants to start saving their money up, you can easily make a piggy bank out of an old gatorade bottle or even a 2 liter bottle. You can paint the bottle with your child to have it match their room or wherever they’re keeping it. Make sure to cut slits in the top of  bottle so they can easily put money into it, and you’re set!

12.) Sand Pail

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Turn used milk or juice cartons into sand pails for your child. Say you have a sand pit in your backyard, or you’re going to the beach soon, you don’t need to go out and buy these for your child, you can simply make them. All you have to do it cut along the lines as shown and there you go!


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