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Closeup of old garden hose.

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.


Uses for Plastic Bottle Caps

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.


Garage Door Opener

Reusing a Garage Door OpenerLook here for creative ways of reusing a garage door opener instead of throwing it the trash.This is a page about reusing a garage door opener.


Uses for CDs

Uses for CDsThis is a page about uses for CDs. Rather than discarding old unwanted CDs put them a new and creative use.


Coffee can composting

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.


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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?


finshed tp pots

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.


Uses for Milk Cartons

Uses for Milk CartonsThis page is about uses for milk cartons. There are many ways to reuse milk containers around the home.


slivers of soap in dish

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.


shoes on a yoga mat

Making Yoga Mat InsolesThis is a page about making yoga mat insoles. A useful way to recycle your old yoga mat is to cut out inner soles for your shoes.


One volume of a Harver World encyclopedia.

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.


Carpet Samples

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 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.


Protein Powder Jug

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.


Pickle Jar Candy Jars

Reusing Pickle JarsThis is a page about reusing pickle jars. Pickle jars are handy to reuse for crafts or storage.


Reusing Laundry Detergent Bottles

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.


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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?


Patio garden using child's pool and barrel

Uses for Wading PoolsThis page is about uses for wading pools. Once that wading pool is no longer of use for the kids, it can be repurposed in many different ways.


Black styrofoam meat tray against a white background

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.


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Using Glass Punch Cups?I have about 100 glass punch cups. Any ideas (besides drinking punch) on what I can use them for? Any craft ideas?


Aluminum ornament made from a pie pan

Reusing Aluminum PansThis page is about reusing aluminum pans. Before throwing these pans in the recycle bin, there may be a way you can use them.


Reusing Cat Litter Buckets

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.


Yellow Plastic Container on White Background

Uses for Plastic PackagingThis is a page about uses for plastic packaging. Many items we buy at the supermarket or department store these days comes with plastic packaging around it one way or another. Depending on the shape and size of the packaging, it could be useful for something else.


Green Blanket

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.


computer disk case

Uses for Floppy Disk CasesThis page contains uses for floppy disk cases. There are ways to reuse these containers for all kinds of things.


Mesh Produce Bag

Reusing Mesh Produce BagsThis is a page about reusing mesh produce bags. Help the environment and save money by reusing your mesh produce bags.


A collection of labeled prescription bottles

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.



A lemon shaped container for lemon juice.

Using Lemon Juice Containers as an Ice PackThe small lemon shaped plastic juice containers can be reused for a small ice pack. This is a page about using lemon juice containers as an ice pack.


Creamer Bottles

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.


pouring sugar

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.


A collection of spices on a glass tray, used in a microwave.

Microwave Glass Tray as DIY Lazy SusanRepurpose the plate and revolving stand from a non-working microwave to make a lazy Susan for condiments, or other things. This is a page about using a microwave glass tray as DIY lazy Susan.


Milk Jug On White Background

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.


Reusing Pet Food Bags

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.


Parmesan Cheese Container

Uses for Parmesan Cheese ContainersThis is a page about uses for Parmesan cheese containers. Give your cheese containers a second chance at life.


Three old used tubes of lipstick

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.


Uses for Shoulder Pads

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.


plastic cake dome

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.


Empty Wine Bottles

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.


Air Filled Packing Bag

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.


Plastic Lid Photo Ornament

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.


Old Piano

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.


A finished cigarette.

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.



Disinfectant Wipe Containers

Uses for Disinfectant Wipe ContainersThis page is about uses for disinfectant wipe containers. These plastic containers can be reused in a variety of ways.


Old Refrigerators

Uses for Racks and Bins from Old RefrigeratorsThis page is about uses for racks and bins from old refrigerators. Once a refrigerator is no longer worth repairing, you may be able to use the shelves and drawers for other things around your home.


Recycling a Vinyl Pool

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.


Plastic Newspaper Bag

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.


Colorful Wire Hangers

Uses for Wire HangersThis page features great ideas for using your wire clothes hangers for something other than hanging your clothes. Don't throw those wire coat hangers in the trash!


Popcorn Tin Filled with Four Types of Popcorn

Uses for Popcorn TinsThis page contains uses for popcorn tins. Once you have finished eating the tasty popcorn in one of the decorative tins, repurpose it.


Plastic VHS Boxes

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.


Pump Bottle

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.


Vintage Bed Sheets

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.


Cleaner Spray Bottle

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.


Thrifty Quilt Batting Ideas

Saving Money on Quilt BattingThis page is about saving money on quilt batting. New batting for your quilting project can be expensive.


Uses for a Breadbox

Uses for a BreadboxThis is a page about uses for a breadbox. A breadbox can be put to quite a few other uses.


Basic blue pens spread on a white background

Uses for Used Up Ink PensThis is a page about uses for used up ink pens. You might be surprised by the number of ways you can reuse ink pens.


Using a sewing machine to sew using a tablecloth as fabric.

Using Tablecloths for FabricYou can often get tablecloths at yard sales and thrift stores inexpensively. Even if they are worn or stained there is often some salvageable fabric to be gotten from them for other projects. This is a page about using tablecloths for fabric.


Ziploc Bag

Reusing Ziploc BagsThis page is about reusing ziplock bags. Ziploc bags are often very sturdy and can be recycled in many ways.


Styrofoam on White Background

Reusing StyrofoamThis is a page about reusing Styrofoam. Styrofoam is one of those manmade products that lasts forever in the landfill or ocean, so think about reusing it.


Crafts Using Oatmeal Containers

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.


Pile of wire hangers on cement background

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.


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Uses For Plastic Hooks From New Socks?I was wondering if anyone had any uses for the little plastic hook things that come with new socks? I hate to just toss them in the trash. Thank you, MrsMoted2


View of finished curtains hanging.

Uses for Old TableclothsThis page is about uses for old tablecloths. Table coverings can be reused for crafts and other things.


Old Watches

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.


Pudding Snack Cup

Reusing Plastic Snack CupsThis is a page about reusing plastic snack cups. Finding another use for containers that can just end up in the recycle or even refuse bin, can save you money and help our environment.


Pillow Shams

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.


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Uses for Plastic Dog Food ContainersThis is a page about uses for plastic dog food containers. Once you have empty the food from them, these containers can be cleaned and reused to store other items.


Twist Ties

Uses for Twist TiesThis is a page about uses for twist ties. Certain food products packed in plastic bags are sealed with a twist tie.


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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 Old Calendars

Uses for Old CalendarsThis page contains uses for old calendars. Many times last year's calendar have pictures that you like.


Uses for Old Magazines

Uses for Old MagazinesThis is a page about uses for old magazines. In addition to their craft uses there are a lot of other ways to reuse old magazines.


Crockpot Liner

Uses for Ceramic Crockpot Liners?There are many suggestions on this page for ways to use the ceramic liner from ad old defunct crockpot. This is a page about uses for ceramic crockpot liners.


Reusing Food Containers

Reusing Food ContainersThis is a page about reusing food containers. There are many plastic and glass containers that can be used more than once.


carry out container

Reusing Takeout ContainersThis is a page about reusing takeout containers. Augment your food storage containers and other storage needs by reusing takeout containers.


A pink cleaning rag.

Use Rags Instead of Paper TowelsWhile incredibly handy, paper towels are wasteful. Pretty much every task that a paper towel can be used for, a cloth rag can do the same job without having to be thrown away. This is a page about use rags instead of paper towels.


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Reusing Grolsch Bottles?I have two "Grolsch" type bottles (with the cantilever top and ceramic stopper) What can I do with them?


Honey Bears

Reusing Honey Bear ContainersThose cute little bear shaped honey containers beg to be reused for crafts and other foods. This is a page about reusing honey bear containers.


Film Canister

Uses for Film CanistersThis is a page about uses for film canisters. Even in the age of digital cameras, some of us still use film or have old canisters lying about.


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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.


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Uses for Plastic Clothing Hangers?Does anybody have any ideas for broken plastic hangers?


Oranges in Mesh Bag

Uses for Mesh Orange BagsThis page is about uses for mesh orange bags. Recycle your mesh bags in a variety of useful ways.


Reusing Envelopes, Stack of Envelopes

Reusing EnvelopesThis is a page about reusing envelopes. We often have a stack of envelopes from bills and advertising; reuse them rather than discarding.


Plastic Vitamin Bottle

Uses for Plastic Vitamin BottlesThis is a page about uses for plastic vitamin bottles. If you regularly take an assortment of vitamins and other supplements, you probably have a lot of plastic bottles stacking up in the recycle bin.


Old Mailbox

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.


Reusing Paper Coffee Filters

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.


Aluminum foil to replace a lost bottlecap.

Replacing a Missing Cap or LidIt is frustrating when a container's lid goes missing. Often lids and caps from other containers will fit.


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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.


Air freshener container.

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.


DVD Media Case on White Background

Uses for DVD Media CasesThis page is about uses for DVD media cases. You can end up with extra DVD cases when you have an alternate storage method.


Uses for an Old Birdbath

Uses for an Old BirdbathThis is a page about uses for an old birdbath. Think creatively and you can give an old or broken birdbath a second go around.


Paris France Sweatshirt

Uses for Old SweatshirtsThis page contains uses for old sweatshirts. A sturdy cotton fabric that can be fashioned into other things.


Chunks of Concrete (Urbanite)

Uses for Chunks of Concrete (Urbanite)This page is about uses for chunks of concrete (Urbanite). Whenever a building is demolished there is always pieces of rubble to be disposed of. Urbanite can be reused in your yard or garden in numerous ways.


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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.


Outdoor Ashtray From Popcorn Tin

Outdoor Ashtray From Popcorn TinNeed to keep those butts contained? Having a gathering of people and some are smokers? Be sure to have a "Butt and Ash Keeper" to keep the area clean. No more cigarette butts thrown on the ground.


Folded Bed Sheets

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.


Reusing File Folders

Reusing File FoldersThis is a page about reusing file folders. Don't throw away your used file folders; there are many fun and practical ways to recycle and reuse them.


Paint Stir Stick

Uses for Paint Stir SticksThis page is about uses for paint stir sticks. Save any extra or leftover wooden paint stir sticks, as they can be reused for a variety of things.


disposable razor

Uses for Disposable RazorsThis is a page about uses for disposable razors. Stop throwing away those disposable razors and creatively reuse them.


Uses for Plastic Jars

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.


Uses for Plastic Pop Bottles

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.


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Reusing Remote Controls?I have several remote controls that I no longer use. Can they be recycled or reprogrammed so they can be used for a different TV or electronic appliance?


Cassette Tape Holder

Uses for Cassette Tape Holders?This page is about uses for cassette tape holders. These outdated music organizers can be repurposed for a variety of things.


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DIY Paper Towel Sheet Saver Using a Tissue Box

DIY Paper Towel Sheet Saver Using a Tissue BoxThis is a way to make your paper towel rolls last longer. Simply cut each sheet in half and place them into an empty tissue box.


Folding Plastic Grocery Bags - folded plastic bag

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.


Reusing an Upright Tissue Holder

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.


Using Toy Catalog Pages as Gift Wrap - trim ribbon ends

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!


Repurpose Spent Water Filter Cartridges - charcoal from a water filter in an aluminum baking pan

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.


Toothbrush Holder for Desk Supplies - closeup of desk supplies in a red toothbrush holder

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.


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How to Make a Recycled Lid Push-along Toy

How to Make a Recycled Lid Push-along ToyHere is an easy craft you can do with your kids, and they can play with it afterward!


Reuse Your Old Glass Candle Jars

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.


Recycled Kaleidoscope

Recycled KaleidoscopeThis video gives a detailed overview on how to make a neat kaleidoscope from an old CD jewel case.


How To Recycle Paper

How To Recycle PaperThis video about making your own recycled paper is a wonderful DIY project that anyone can do at home.


Making the Most of Your Scented Candles

Making the Most of Your Scented CandlesThis video shows you some great ideas about what to do with leftover candle wax.


DIY Recycled Magazine Organizer

DIY Recycled Magazine OrganizerThis video gives great detailed instructions on how to make stylish and functional magazine organizer.


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Using the blank back of a piece of junk mail as scratch paper.

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.


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Uses for Plastic Coffee ContainersI give used plastic coffee containers to new mothers and dads. They can use the coffee containers for holding clean diapers and another can for soiled diapers. This is very helpful when traveling, visiting, etc. The containers can also carry pacifiers, wipies, onsies, etc. Just put them in a small basket with labels on them. This saves a lot of space when visiting and or traveling.


The completed railing next to stairs.

Upcycle Above Ground Pool Post into RailingDo you have an old above ground pool you're taking down? Or see someone tossing theirs out? Keep the posts! Here's an idea you could do with them for inexpensive - made this railing for garden.


Two bowls with lids and two spray bottles.

Recycling Plastic Lids And Small Spray BottlesI'm always looking for ways to recycle and have found that some plastic lids like a coffee can lid or a raisin lid will fit over some bowls. I also save small spray bottles, which work well to put hair spray, cleaner, or other liquids in when traveling.



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Removing the Bottom of a Food Can?How do I remove the bottom of a food can?


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Uses for Pill Bottles?Any suggestions what to do with pill bottles? Crafts? Donation to organizations?


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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?


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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.


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Getting Empty Wine Bottles?I live in the Rochester N.Y. area. Does anyone know where I can get empty wine bottles?


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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.


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