Don’t Throw These Things Just Yet!

7 Household Items Worth Reusing


Nobody likes clutter, and many of us easily gets tempted purging objects that seem useless. Surprisingly, many of these things can be used more than once. While turning into a hoarder is never a good idea, you can find great uses to these things you just typically toss in the trash. Here are seven common household items you should never throw away after a single use.


  1. Aluminum Foil

Next time you use aluminium foil to cover leftovers or wrap lunches, don’t throw them away afterwards. You can rinse and reuse it for later, or crumple a sheet up to serve as a pot scrubber, for removing grimes from pots and pans.

  1. Paper Bags

Save those grocery paper bags (even the ripped ones) for rainy days—literally. Tear the bag into large pieces, and then loosely scrunch them into the sleeves of drenched coat or into your soaking wet shoes. The paper absorbs the moisture and, unlike newspaper, won’t leave ink marks on the fabric.

  1. Baby Food Jars

Turn empty jars of baby food into cute salt and pepper shakers, instead of tossing them in the garbage. The glass keeps the spices fresh for longer, and you can easily label and decorate them. If you have too many jars, convert your entire spice cabinet for a uniformed look.


  1. Bread Tags

Not so sure which wire belongs to what appliance in that mess of cables under your desk or behind the TV stand? Label a bread tag with fine-point marker, and then attach it to every cord. If tangling charger cords is your problem, group two or three of these thin wires with bread tags.

  1. Tea Tins

Teas always come in eye-catching metal containers, so why not reuse them afterwards? Our favourite idea, turn them into beautiful candle holders. They make perfect receptacles for homemade candles. Bonus point: Coordinate the candle scent with the tea flavour.

  1. Dryer Lint

Dryer lint is a pain to clean out of the machine, but did you know it actually makes a great eco-friendly fire starter? Collect dryer lint in a small plastic bag, and take it anywhere you think you’ll need to build a fire, such as in the fireplace or on a camping for the bonfire.

  1. Egg Trays

Spray paint an old paper or plastic egg tray and you’ll have an ingenious way to organize your accessories. Keep your rings organized, necklaces untangled and charms in check. The best part? When not in use, they can easily be stacked and stored away.

These are just a few of the household items you can easily repurpose. With willingness and a creative mind, you won’t only save money from buying more stuff but also save the environment from accumulating more trash.


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