Before you throw something away because you think that it is junk, you should take a good look at it. There are several items that you think are trash, but can be recycled to be used in a different way. If you know how to repurpose certain items, you can be more organized and even save some money.
If your local supermarket bags your groceries in plastic bags, you should not throw them away. They can be reused in a variety of ways. If you have small trash baskets in your bathroom or bedroom, you can use the plastic bags to line the baskets. You can also use these bags to put your dog’s waste in when you take him for a walk. Before you throw yours away, you should think about it. There may be ways that you can reuse them.
If you are planning to save your grocery bags for other purposes, you will need a place to store them. Rather than fill one bag with many others, you can put them in an old tissue box. It works great, and it is decorative.
Old Towels, Clothes, and Bedding
If you have old torn cloth items, you should not throw them away. You can cut them up, and make rags for washing your car or dust the furniture. Just because these items can no longer be used for their original purpose, it doesn’t mean that you cannot use them for something else.
Printer Ink Cartridges
Anyone who has a computer printer knows that the ink cartridges are expensive. If you are like most people and are living on a budget, you should consider toner cartridges recycling. There are several office supply stores and computer repair stores who will refill the toner cartridges at half the price of buying new ones.
Plastic Butter Containers
If you prefer soft butter over stick butter, you will have a plastic container left over when the butter is gone. Rather than throwing the empty containers away, you should wash them and keep them. These containers are great for storing leftovers.
If you prefer ‘stick butter’ over ‘soft butter’, you should not throw away the wrapper when the stick is gone. If you like to bake, you can save the butter wrappers in a sandwich bag, and use them to grease your pans. They work better than paper towels.
Save Your Old Toothbrush
The Dental Associations around the world recommend that you replace your toothbrush every three months. Rather than throwing away your old toothbrush, you can use it for cleaning. If you need to scrub something in a small area, you can use the toothbrush.
If you have empty glass spaghetti sauce jars, you should think before you throw them away. You can wash out the jar, remove the label, and use it to store a variety of things. They are great to organize office supplies on your desk, store your child’s hair ties, or any small items that are cluttering up your drawers or countertops.
Old Dryer Sheets
After the dryer sheets have served their purpose, you don’t need to throw them away. If you want to get some light dusting done when the laundry is finished, you can use the dryer sheets. They pick up and hold dust much better than a rag or towel will.
Just because household items have served their purpose, it doesn’t mean that they cannot be used for another purpose. When you know how to recycle daily items for good, you can save yourself money and make life more convenient.