I love to re-purpose household items.
I get a real kick out of finding ways to use items we normally throw out. It’s like they get a second chance at being useful. But it’s also fun to be able to use common items for multiple purposes. Here are a few of my favorites.
I always keep the freebie hotel shower caps for my next trip. Then I slip one over each of my shoes before I pack them in a suitcase. It keeps any dirt or shoe polish from getting on my clothes.
Speaking of traveling, when packing your toothbrush for travel, add a clothespin. You can use it to prevent your toothbrush from touching the hotel counter tops.
For a quick way to sharpen your knives, cut through foil a few times. This works for scissors as well.
Plastic Bread Tab:
I hate it when the end of the tape gets stuck to the roll and you have to try and get it started again. So I like to use these little plastic tabs to hold my spot on the roll. It works with any type of tape.
How many times have we accidentally shrunk a piece of clothing? To fix it, put the article in a bowl filled with iced water and 1 cup of hair conditioner. It will restore the clothing to the original size.
If your child uses the wall as their art canvas, you can clean off the crayon with a small dab of non-gel toothpaste and rub gently with a soft cloth, then rinse with warm water. In a pinch, I’ve used this to scrub out the bathroom sink – works just like the non-abrasive cleansers.
Tuck a dryer sheet into smelly sneakers or shoes (or even gym bags and suitcases) to eliminate odors overnight. I like to place one in the bottom of my canvas clothes hamper. Hint: I use natural dryer sheets, instead of the heavily chemically perfumed ones, so they leave a nice citrus/verbena fragrance.