Surprising Uses For Household Items Part 4
You readers loved Surprising Uses for Household Items Parts 1, so I am back again for a 4th edition. I get so excited when I find a new way to use something in my home and daily life. Here are 6 new Surprising Uses for Household Items. Remember to comment with any ideas you have for new ways to use things, I would love to try them!
(those are those little tag things that keep bread bags closed – and are found on other grocery items). Use these little tags to help keep your electronic cords organized. (via The New Home-Ec).
I just keep finding more ways to use mason jars! I recently found this idea on Home Made Simple and it has done wonders to neaten up my craft yarn and ribbon. Simply drill a tiny hole in the top of the mason jar lid. Check out my other post with 25 more ways to use mason jars.
Travel Bar Soap Box
Oddly enough, I don’t travel much with my 4 children … during a recent bathroom clean-out I decided to use the travel containers for bar soap to make little travel coloring boxes for my 4-year-old twins. They are the perfect size for some crayons and sticky notes. You can also use the small travel first aid kit boxes. No need for crayons in your purse? Use the boxes to hold hair ties, organize desk supplies, or other small toys.
Now, as I mentioned before, I don’t get the chance to travel much, but next time I do I will be using this idea! Avoid a tangled mess when packing your necklaces by feeding part of the necklace through a plastic drinking straw. Genius! (via Real Simple).
We actually do consume a lot of rice in our home, so there isn’t over just extra lying around, but I always stock up when it’s on sale. Consider using some to make a DIY heating pad that you warm in the microwave. I have one (add in a few drops of essential oil for extra relaxation) and I love it! Works wonders and no fear of leaving the traditional heating pad plugged in when you leave the house. Here is a picture and tutorial from Balkan Style.
We all have at least one can of WD-40 floating around our homes or out in the garage. Next time your child decides to create a masterpiece on your wall (tile floor, kitchen cabinet…) spray some WD-40 on and wipe away with a damp paper towel. Then gently remind them to use PAPER when they want to color.
Stay tuned for more Surprising Uses for Household Items!