Uses for Old Garden HoseBefore throwing away a leaky water hose, there are a number of ways it can be reused. This is a page about uses for old garden hose.
Ideas for Recycling an Old Piano?Old pianos can often be found for cheap or free. Then the fun begins as you repurpose it into something uniquely yours. This page explores ideas for recycling anw old piano.
Uses for Plastic Bottle CapsWater and soda bottle caps can be difficult, if not impossible to recycle. Finding other uses for plastic bottle caps helps prevent them from ending up in the landfill. This is a page about uses for plastic pop bottle caps.
Using Bed Sheets as TableclothsBed sheets can be repurposed into a multitude of things, even tablecloths. This is a page about using bed sheets as tablecloths.
Uses for Carpet Padding?This is a page about uses for carpet padding. When you pull up your carpet or install new, you may have leftover padding.
Reusing Plastic Coffee CansGround coffee can now be found in reusable plastic containers with a tight fitting lid and handle. They are perfect for storage and crafts. This is a page about reusing plastic coffee cans.
Using Leftover Pieces of SoapThis page is about using leftover pieces of soap. Before you throw away those soap bar slivers, consider ways that they can be used up.
Uses for Plastic Protein Powder Jugs?These large plastic containers can be repurposed in a wide variety of creative ways. This is a page about uses for plastic protein powder jugs.
Uses for Old EncyclopediasOutdated encyclopedias are not necessarily worthless, get creative and repurpose or craft something using these sturdy books. This page contains uses for old encyclopedias.
Uses for Old Watches?This is a page about uses for old watches. Old watches can be used in many ways even after they are no longer reliable timepieces.
Toilet Paper Tube Seedling PotsA great way to recycle toilet paper tubes is to use them as containers to start vegetable and flower seeds for garden plants. This is a page about toilet paper tube seedling pots.
Recycling a Vinyl Pool?This is a page about recycling a vinyl pool. Before you throw out that leaky vinyl pool consider other things it can be used for.
Reusing Air Cleaner FiltersThis is a page about reusing air cleaner filters. Replacing air cleaner filters can get quite expensive or difficult if you have an older model.
Saving Money on Quilt BattingThis page is about saving money on quilt batting. New batting for your quilting project can be expensive.
Reusing Spice BottlesThis page is about reusing spice bottles. The small jars that spices are sold in can be repurposed for a variety of things.
Uses for a Dish Drying RackThis is a page about uses for a dish drying rack. Even if you don't hand wash your dishes, there are other uses you can put a dish drying rack to.
Make Your Own Cleaning Rags from Old ClothingOld clothing can often be repurposed. One easy way is to cut the cloth into small rags. This is a page about make your own cleaning rags from old clothing.
Uses for Old SheetsThis is a page about uses for old sheets. Clean out your linen closet and put those old, worn, or stained sheets to a new use.
Uses for Milk JugsPlastic milk containers can be reused for a variety of things around the home and garden. This is a page about uses for milk jugs.
Uses for Creamer BottlesPlastic creamer bottles can be reused, for things like crafts, organizing, and storage. This is a page about uses for creamer bottles.
Uses for Styrofoam CoolersThis is a page about uses for Styrofoam coolers. Styrofoam is often difficult to recycle in many areas making coolers a great item to try and reuse.
Uses for Zippered Sheet, Blanket and Comforter BagsThis page is about uses for zippered sheet, blanket and comforter bags. There are many ways to reuse these clear bags for storage.
Uses for Old LampshadesThis is a page about uses for old lampshades. Stained or dented lampshades can be given new life if reused.
Other Uses for a Plate HolderThis is a page about other uses for a plate holder. Plate holders can be put to other uses than their original one.
Ideas for Using Stand from a Bird Bath?The neighbor's cat knocked the bowl off of my bird bath and broke it in two. Any ideas for the stand that is left?
Uses for an Old Lava Lamp?These colored liquid and wax lamps may be reused for other things. This page is about uses for an old lava lamp.
Uses for Old CalendarsThis page contains uses for old calendars. Many times last year's calendar have pictures that you like.
Repurposing Pillow ShamsThis is a page about repurposing pillow shams. If you don't use shams on your bed, there are lots of ways to get some use out of these fabric bags.
Uses for Empty Tissue BoxesThis page is about uses for empty tissue boxes. Before discarding that kleenex box you may want to consider some of these ideas.
Uses for Prescription BottlesOld prescription bottles can come in handy for sorting, storage and craft projects. The come in a variety of sizes and it's not hard to find a use for them around the house. This is a page about uses for prescription bottles.
Uses for Plastic LidsThis is a page about uses for plastic lids. Plastic food storage lids come in all shapes and sizes. Rather than throwing them away, find a way to use them around the house.
Reusing EnvelopesThis is a page about reusing envelopes. We often have a stack of envelopes from bills and advertising; reuse them rather than discarding.
Uses for Healthy Choice Meal ContainersThis page is about uses for Healthy Choice meal containers. Finding uses for plastic microwave trays is thrifty and keeps them out of the landfill.
Uses for Silica PacketsThis is a page about uses for silica packets. Rather than throw out those little silica packets that you get in such things as vitamin bottles and and new shoes, reuse them.
Uses for Old TableclothsThis page is about uses for old tablecloths. Table coverings can be reused for crafts and other things.
Uses for Metal Coffee CansThese containers can be used for storing things and a variety of crafts. This page is about uses for metal coffee cans.
Reusing Mesh Produce BagsThis is a page about reusing mesh produce bags. Help the environment and save money by reusing your mesh produce bags.
Uses for Air Filled Packing BagsThis is a page about uses for air filled packing bags. Many items today are shipped with air filled bags as packing material. Rather than discarding these bags get creative and reuse or repurpose them.
Uses for Dental Floss ContainersThis is a page about many uses for dental floss containers. There are a variety of ways to reuse these containers that otherwise end up in the garbage.
Reusing Cleaner Spray BottlesCleaner spray bottles may be reused if they can be thoroughly cleaned and are appropriate for the new liquid you use them for. This is a page about reusing cleaner spray bottles.
Uses for Plastic VHS CasesThis is a page about uses for plastic VHS cases. The clear plastic cases used to store VHS tapes can be reused in a variety of ways.
Recycling Contact Lenses?Does anyone know what to do with old but still usable contact lenses? Can they be donated? Does it matter if they're soft or hard, semi-permeable lenses? I know the Lions Club used to take old eyeglasses.
Uses for Old Bed SpringsThe avid recycler tries to find a use for just about everything, including bed springs. This is a page about uses for old bed springs.
Uses for Carpet SamplesThis page contains uses for carpet samples. Small sample pieces of carpet can be useful for a number of things.
Uses for Cigarette Ash?This is a page about uses for cigarette ash. Ash from cigarettes can be used for some cleaning jobs, as well as other household tasks.
Reusing Cat Litter BucketsIf you buy cat litter in the large plastic buckets, there are a lot of ways to reuse the empty buckets. This is a page about reusing cat litter buckets.
Uses for Berry BasketsThis page contains uses for berry baskets. Whether for crafts or around the house these containers can be useful.
Reusing a Mattress Pad?I use mattress pads that are no longer usable for beds to make baby changing pads, bibs, stroller blankets, etc. There are many other uses, I am sure, but I sew for our less fortunate and young girls that have had babies.
Uses for Plastic Cake DomesThis is a page about uses for plastic cake domes. Those plastic cake domes that cover bakery purchases can be put to a second use around your house or garden, rather than immediately going into the trash.
Uses for Disinfectant Wipe ContainersThis page is about uses for disinfectant wipe containers. These plastic containers can be reused in a variety of ways.
Can I Reuse Cat Litter Containers for Food Storage?When the large hard plastic container of Tidy Cat litter is empty, is it safe to place food or water for humans in it?
Using Leftover Candle WaxMelted wax from the very end of candles can be repurposed in many ways. Find ways to use your leftover candle wax or share your own ideas here.
Uses for Plastic Baby Food ContainersThis page is about uses for plastic baby food containers. Finding uses or recycling these containers keeps them from filling the landfills.
Crafts Using Bed SheetsThis page is about crafts using bed sheets. There are ways to reuse these linens once they are not used for bedding.
Uses for Shoe BoxesThis is a page about uses for shoe boxes. Save money and reuse your empty shoe boxes, there are so many ways you can.
Donating Wire HangersThis is a page about donating wire hangers. Clothes taken to the cleaners are returned on wire hangers. If you have a stash of them that you can't find a use for consider donating them.
Uses for Old TowelsThis is a page about reusing towels. Just because your old towels have reached the end of their life in the kitchen or bath, does not mean you can't reuse them in new ways.
Finding Empty Wine Bottles?Wine bottles have been used in crafts and other projects for years. Finding a source for the empty bottles can be a bit of a challenge at times. This is a page about finding empty wine bottles.
Uses for Plastic Newspaper BagsThis is a page about uses for plastic newspaper bags. Rather than toss the plastic bag your newspaper is delivered in, reuse it.
Uses for Yogurt ContainersThis is a page about uses for yogurt containers. The number of empty yogurt containers you put into recycling can really add up, especially if you have children. However, these small handy containers have a myriad of uses other than holding yogurt.
Repurposing Calendar PicturesWant some inexpensive picture frames for your decor, but don't want the expense? Save your calendars and select florals, scenes, etc. to accommodate your living decor.
Uses for Old BeddingThis is a page about uses for old bedding. Old bedding, in addition to sheets, such as blankets and mattress pads can be put to new uses after they are no longer used as bedding.
Uses for Jar LidsThis is a page about uses for jar lids. Don't throw away used jar lids, there are many ways you can reuse them around the house.
Uses for Old SweatshirtsThis page contains uses for old sweatshirts. A sturdy cotton fabric that can be fashioned into other things.
Reusing Laundry Detergent BottlesBefore throwing that sturdy detergent bottle into the trash, you can consider ways to use it for something else. This page is about reusing laundry detergent bottles.
Uses for Mio BottlesThis is a page about uses for MiO bottles. MiO is a popular product used to flavor water. These cute little plastic containers can be reused in a number of ways rather than being immediately added to the trash.
Uses for Golf Club CoversThis is a page about uses for golf club covers. Find helpful new uses for golf head covers when they are no longer needed for the clubs.
Uses for Spray Bottles With Hose ConnectorsThis is a page about uses for spray bottles with hose connectors. The spray bottles with a hose connection, that came filled with fertilizers and other products, can be used in a variety of ways around your home and garden.
Reusing Pump BottlesThis page is about reusing pump bottles. Once the lotion or liquid soap is gone, these hand pump containers can be reused to dispense a variety of liquids.
Ideas for Repurposing BlanketsThis is a page about ideas for repurposing or reusing blankets and comforters. Many types of outdated or worn linens can be repurposed or reused for crafts and other household needs.
Crafts Using Oatmeal Containers?This page is about crafts using oatmeal containers. Cardboard oatmeal cylinders can be useful for a variety of crafts and projects.
Uses for Styrofoam Meat TraysThis is a page about uses for Styrofoam meat trays. Reusing Styrofoam packaging helps keep it out of the landfill. There are a variety of uses for the trays used for packing meat.
Uses for Plastic JarsThis is a page about uses for plastic jars. So much of our food comes packaged in plastic jars. Rather than tossing them into the trash or even the recycle bin, consider reusing them.
Reusing Trampoline Mesh?Does anyone have any ideas of how to recycle an old trampoline mesh? My son is recycling the metal and my husband is keeping the springs. The mesh is still good and so nice and thick I was trying to think of something it could be used for. We have a mule and I was thinking we could use it as some shade for his lot. That's all I could come up with.
Uses for Lay's Stax CansThis is a page about uses for Lay's Stax cans. Plastic Lay's Stax cans can be reused or recycled in several ways, rather than being added to the landfill.
Reusing Pet Food BagsThis is a page about reusing pet food bags.Pet food bags can be reused in a variety of ways including crafts.
Uses for an Old TVThis page contains uses for an old TV. Whether it is an old console or a newer television, there are ways to use, reuse or recycle it.
Uses for Old or Unwanted Lipstick?This is a page about uses for old or unwanted lipstick. Many of us have a collection of lipstick tubes rolling around in a drawer. Perhaps they are nearly empty or the color is unflattering.
Making Jewelry from CDs and DVDsThis page is about making jewelry from CDs and DVDs. Interesting jewelry can be made by repurposing those old CD's.
Reusing An Eyeglasses CaseThis is a page about reusing an eyeglasses case. Eyeglasses cases can find a second life by using them in creative new ways.
Removing Prescription Bottle LabelsPrescription bottles are handy to use for storing small items but it is desirable to remove the labels first. This is a page about removing prescription bottle labels.
Uses for Laundry Detergent CapsThis is a page about uses for laundry detergent caps. When you finish a bottle of laundry detergent, consider saving the cap. Those durable plastic caps can be put to use in many different ways.
Alternative Uses for Elastic Hair Bands?Just curious! I'm wanting to know of some other ways to reuse/use elastic hair bands than just using to put your hair into a ponytail. Thanks.
Uses for Toilet Paper TubesThis is a page about uses for toilet paper tubes. In addition to many craft projects there are other opportunities where you can reuse toilet paper tubes.
Reusing Paper Coffee FiltersThis is a page about reusing paper coffee filters. Paper coffee filters can actually be used multiple times, saving you money and reducing trash.
Uses for Paper Towel RollsPaper towel rolls can be saved up and used for all sorts of fun craft projects. This is a page about uses for paper towel rolls.
Uses for Old MirrorsThis is a page about uses for old mirrors. By employing some creativity, old mirrors can be given new life.
Use a Hair Dryer for Removing Jar LabelsSome adhesives used to glue labels to bottles are heat sensitive. Warming the label up with a hair dryer may help you remove labels attached with this type of glue. This is a page about use a hair dryer for removing jar labels.
Reusing Glade Gel Air Freshener Containers?I was given a bunch of these Glade air fresheners as someone didn't like the smell. Normally I would buy more eco friendly air fresheners or make my own.
Repurposing an Old Basketball Goal Post With No Backboard?This is going to sound like an odd question, but hoping some one might have some ideas. We have an old in ground basketball goal. The backboard gave out months ago and now I am stuck with a metal pole sticking out of the ground.
Craft Uses for Wine CorksThis is a page about craft uses for corks. Once the cork is out of the wine bottle, it's easy to just throw it away. However, they can be used for a myriad of things, craft projects in particular.
Reuse Glass Candle Holders As GlassesI found that once a candle, for example, Glade, has been used and there is the left over amount of wax in the glass, that they can be used as nice drinking glasses for orange juice or even that evening mixed drink with ice.
Uses for Plastic Pop BottlesThis is a page about uses for plastic pop bottles. Finding other uses for plastic pop bottles helps prevent them from ending up in the landfill.
Uses for Antique ChinaThis is a page about uses for antique china. Antique china from broken sets, yard sales, and thrift stores can be repurposed in many fun and functional ways. Whether you use it in craft projects or under your potted plants, antique china is a lovely decorative item.
Uses for Coffee GroundsThis page contains recycling used coffee grounds. Used coffee grounds have a number of uses around the house.
Uses for Shoulder PadsThis page is about uses for shoulder pads. Shoulder pads go in and out of style, but your garment is often still wearable.
Using Drinking Straw as Small Travel ContainersRepurpose a fat straw as containers for shampoo, lotions, etc. so you can travel with small amounts of your favorites. This is a page about using drinking straw as small travel containers.
Uses for an Old MailboxThis page contains uses for an old mailbox. These sturdy metal or plastic boxes can be repurposed in a variety of ways.
Uses for Laundry ScoopsThis page is about uses for laundry scoops. With a new scoop in every bucket or box of detergent, you can end up with extras that can be helpful for many other things.
Uses for Register Tape Spools?This is a page about uses for register tape spools. The sturdy plastic spools used for register tape rolls may have creative reuse potential in crafts and other areas.
Uses for Lipstick ContainersThis is a page about uses for lipstick containers. Empty lipstick containers can be used for other purposes.
Reusing a Salt Spout on a Mason JarThis is a page about reusing a salt container spout. The small metal spout on the top of your salt box can be reused with other containers for convenient pouring.
Reusing an Upright Tissue HolderI know I have submitted a tip before about using a flat holder and a plastic canvas holder for other things, but this one is cool, too.
Folding Plastic Grocery BagsIn 1987, when I first started picking up roadside litter, I asked my friend to save me her Wal-mart bags. She brought them to me in a Wal-Mart bag and all of them were neatly folded. This is where I got the idea of folding my bags. Using these bags, I would stuff my pockets with over 20 bags and walk a mile and pick up the litter, filling the bags as I walked. I never ran out of bags.
Toothbrush Holder for Desk SuppliesWe had a few of these toothbrush holders laying around. I was planning on donating them to Goodwill, but in my hunt for something to hold desk supplies I realized that these would be perfect. I am able to separate different items, making it easy to grab just what I want.
Using Toy Catalog Pages as Gift WrapWhen it comes to wrapping presents/gifts, I try to recycle what I have before purchasing anything unnecessary. Don't throw away all those holiday toy catalogs you receive in the mail. I was able to recycle and wrap a couple of gifts with the Target catalog!
Re-label Vitamin ContainersI purchase vitamins in bulk because you save a lot more money and can spilt them among family members or friends (who use the same vitamins). Temporarily I placed my vitamins in a Ziploc. Now, that I have an empty vitamin container - it is extremely simple and easy to re-label any vitamin container or container with adhesive.
Repurpose Spent Water Filter CartridgesWater filters contain activated charcoal and after mine expire I cut open the cartridge (CAREFULLY with a steak knife) and pour the contents into my cats' litter box to reduce odor. I could also use it in my chicken coop for the same reason.
DIY Recycled Magazine OrganizerThis video gives great detailed instructions on how to make stylish and functional magazine organizer.
Making the Most of Your Scented CandlesThis video shows you some great ideas about what to do with leftover candle wax.
Recycled KaleidoscopeThis video gives a detailed overview on how to make a neat kaleidoscope from an old CD jewel case.
How To Recycle PaperThis video about making your own recycled paper is a wonderful DIY project that anyone can do at home.
Reuse Your Old Glass Candle JarsThis video shows you how to clean out your old candle jars so they can be repurposed for storage of things around the home.
Making a Halter Top From a T-shirtThis video shows a simple innovative idea to re-purpose a t-shirts into a cute halter top.
Reuse Paper Coffee CupsI like going out to coffeeshops as much as the next person, and I am not always able to bring my great reusable coffee tumbler, but I don't worry, because I often reuse the paper cup, too.
Use Junk Mail For Scratch PaperWe receive a lot of junk mail. Instead of putting it in the trash, I go through it and tear off anything that would identify us and save the blank parts for scratch paper. The remainder goes in the paper recycling container.
Recycled Vinegar Bottle as VaseMore and more foods seem to come in plastic containers or wrapping, but I noticed that our recently empty vinegar bottle was a lovely shape and made out of glass.
Orange Juice Bottle VaseHere is a way to repurpose an orange juice bottle into a vase and bouquet holder. Cut the top of the bottle off about 4 inches or so depending on the size of the bottle. Once cut turn it around life a funnel and insert the flower stems as indicated. It helps the flowers spread out while still being held firmly. Place flowers on top of the vase and enjoy their fragrance ! :)
Juice Containers to Fill Empty Freezer SpaceWe drink cranberry juice. To fill in the empty spaces and build up the bottom of our chest freezer, I freeze water in the 64 ounce cranberry juice containers. They lay flat and fit perfectly between the dividers. This helps to keep the freezer full.
Using Sturdy Head Bands Instead of Rubber BandsI can't afford good rubber bands. And if I had a nickel for every time the ones I had broke just when I needed them . . .
Removing the Bottom of a Food Can?How do I remove the bottom of a food can?
Uses for Pill Bottles?Any suggestions what to do with pill bottles? Crafts? Donation to organizations?
Best Paste for Refilling Glue Sticks?What paste do you recommend using? I did a google search, but I'm not sure which brand of paste would work best for this?
Uses for Costco Black Plastic Food Trays?For several years we've been Costco members. We mostly purchase food items from them, especially prepared meals sealed in vacuum bags and also packaged in sturdy black plastic trays that have no lids. I've been using the trays as desk drawer office supply holders (the trays are the right size for pens, paper clips, little note pads, etc.), but I now have accumulated way more than I need.
Getting Empty Wine Bottles?I live in the Rochester N.Y. area. Does anyone know where I can get empty wine bottles?
Uses for Old Toothbrushes?What are some uses for old toothbrushes? I have saved all my used one for years and they have all been put through the dishwasher so they are clean. I hate to just throw them away. There must be something they can be used for besides cleaning the grout between my tiles.