Things to Reuse Instead of Throwing Out
Useful Things You've Been Throwing Away
Turn a creative eye on the things that you're used to throwing away, and you may just discover that they're worth hanging onto.
Old Baking Soda
Use old boxes of baking soda to make homemade cleaners with loads of scrubbing power.
Round up all of your soap slivers. Then, melt them in the microwave, and form them into a new bar of soap.
Tip: Use a coffee mug as a soap mold, and you'll end up with a fancy, round bar.
Mesh Produce Bags
Save the mesh bags that oranges, onions, potatoes and other produce come in. Then, use them as pot scrubbers when you're washing dishes.
Simmer a pot of old herbs to freshen your house or use them to fragrance your homemade cleaners.
Start a container in your freezer for meal scraps—a couple bites of meat, a few spoonfuls of vegetables. Then, cook up a big pot of soup every time you fill it to the top.
Save the wax from your spent candles, and melt it down to create new candles.
Gather all those fabric scraps that seem too small to use, and fashion them into a colorful rag wreath.
Turn a stash of free t-shirts into a collection of reusable grocery totes: