Every time I throw away a container I’ve used into the garbage, I always have the feeling that I’m throwing something away that could be reused. Most of the time, however, I can’t find a good scenario to reuse the container, so I unfortunately still end up throwing a lot of them away. Until now.
In the following photos, you’ll see ingenious ways of how you can reuse common containers you find around the house. Instead of tossing them into the recycling bin next time, try out any of these tips. Trust me, it’s good to recycle, but it’s even better to reuse and never recycle in the first place.
So take a look at the photos below and identify which of these containers you throw away on a regular basis. You’ll never guess how you can transform and otherwise disposable container into something incredibly practical.
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1. Folgers coffee bins
The next time you’re thinking about throwing away coffee containers, try transforming them into storage containers for the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room. They’re perfect for holding flour or sugar in the kitchen, and detergent and dryer sheets in the laundry room!
2. Clorox wipe containers
Instead of throwing away Clorox wipe containers, try decorating them and transforming them into containers that can easily dispense bags such as garbage bags. How useful is that!?
3. Milk jugs
Oftentimes when you pack a sandwich into a plastic bag, it gets soggy and squished by lunchtime. So the next time you’re about to throw away gallon milk jugs, try converting them into plastic Tupperware that you can place sandwiches into. It’s an easy way to create Tupperware that you won’t be scared that your child will lose!
4. Laundry detergent tubs
Instead of throwing out laundry detergent tubs, try painting and decorating them and transforming them into tiny trash cans you can place all around the house!
5. Icebreaker tins
Instead of throwing away these Icebreaker tins, decorate them and turn them into cases so your headphone wires don’t get tangled up. Interested? You can check out the tutorial here.
6. Shampoo bottle
Have you ever lost your phone in your sheets in the morning and had the most difficult time turning off your alarm? Well if you have a used shampoo bottle lying around, you can convert it into a pouch that you can place your phone so you’ll never lose it again. Interested? You can check out the tutorial here.
7. Egg cartons
You may have never guessed it, but the best use for egg cartons is as gift boxes. So before the next big holiday comes around, try collecting as many egg cartons as you possibly can. Then decorate the egg cartons into adorable gift boxes you can stuff with chocolates, cake pops, and other sweet treats and then give to your family and friends. Interested? You can check out the tutorial here.