Recycling Tips – How To Reuse Everyday Objects

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Here are some great recycling tips on how to use everyday objects.

Recycling Tips: Uses For Everyday Objects

  • Best reuses for a fabric softener sheet: Keep drawers and luggage fresh. Wipe the lint screen of your dryer. Clean lint and pet hair off furniture. Eliminate static cling in skirts by rubbing on pantyhose.
  • Use old Christmas cards as Christmas tags by simply cutting out the design on the card.
  • Recycle old cards by using the front panel as a post card.
  • Plastic soda bottle uses: Make a disposable funnel from the top half Cut a scoop from the bottom half, Or use the bottom half as a plant “greenhouse.”
  • Best use for an empty pump top hand soap dispenser: Fill with liquid soap detergent.
  • Store onions in old pantyhose or nylons.
  • If your fan belt snaps, use a pair of pantyhose as a substitute. Cut to fit.

Recycling Tips: Uses For Old Newspaper

  • Protect car seats from muddy or wet clothing
  • Put into loose shoes to tighten
  • Stuff in leather shoes to preserve shape
  • Stuff in wet shoes overnight to dry and deodorize.
  • Crumple and place in suitcase for couple of weeks to remove stale odors.
  • Use as mat when polishing shoes
  • Stuff hats to keep their shape
  • Stuff leather handbags in storage
  • Wrap around candle bottoms so they’ll fit holders tighter
  • Cover store windows when remodeling
  • Dampen and spread over window-panes before painting
  • Use to dry and polish window after washing
  • Stuff under doors and in cracks to stop cold wind from coming in.
  • Use as a bounce reflector when taking flash photographs or use to reflect sunlight into shadow areas.
  • Start fires
  • Sharpen pencils by rubbing the point on newspaper
  • Spread out between garden rows to discourage weeds
  • Use to wrap green tomatoes to ripen
  • Cover plants during a frost
  • Use as a mat for wet darkroom photographs
  • Put under car wheels when stuck in snow
  • Wrap and store Christmas tree ornaments
  • Crumple (no colors) and place in plastic containers to eliminate odors

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