I have been in a financial bind for a long time. This is good in the way that it helps me to be more frugal and creative! It is my passion to not let things go to waste!
I have found several ways to create wonderful, useful things from common throw-aways. I would like to share a couple with you, my readers!
Make a Watering Can from an old milk jug:
Super easy! Just poke some holes with a nail in the top of a milk jug’s cap and Voila! a watering can! Make the holes as big or as small as you want to control water flow.
Don’t throw away those grated cheese containers! instead make a carpet deodorizer! Just mix baking soda with a dry powdered spice of your choice like cinnamon or cloves. Sprinkle it on your carpets, vacuum and deodorize!
Use plastic pop bottles to make seed starter pots. Simply cut the bottoms off and poke holes in the bottom, fill with dirt and plant seeds.
Reuse coffee cans for cooking grease.
Do you buy bottled water? Use those bottles for lunchbox ice packs! Fill with water or koolaid, freeze and use to keep lunch cool. By the time lunch rolls around, it will be thawed and the food will still be cool.
Make your own Croutons with stale bread! Cut into squares, put in a large bowl, drizzle with olive oil, add seasoning such as oregano, basil and pepper and gently toss. Bake on a cookie sheet at 325 degrees for 5-10 minutes until crispy. Use for casseroles and salads.
Reuse non-aresol hairspray bottles to make your own leave in conditioner. simply rinse out, add a bit of your favorite conditioner and water down. Spritz some on wet hair and go!
Make Garden markers out of used plastic silverware. Label them with a permanent marker and stick on soil.
I hope these tips have been helpful! What do you reuse in unique ways?