25 Creative Uses For Common Household Items

Posted by on January 21, 2013

Whether you like to reuse and recycle or you’re just one of the crafty do-it-yourself types there are a lot of things you use on a daily basis that you don’t really need to go out and buy. From toothpaste to laundry detergent a number of them can be made right at home with things that you already have. So, get ready to save some cash because these are 25 creative uses for common household items.


25

Tea Bags As Deodorizer

Put some used tea bags in a jar and place them in your refrigerator to absorb odors.

24

Kitty Litter As Cell Phone Saver

If your phone gets wet you can try drying it in a box of cat litter. Remove the battery and SIM card, then dry the phone off and slide it into a sock. Tie the sock closed and put it in a container filled with the litter. After three days, check to see if there’s any moisture left on the screen. If so, put it back for another couple of days.



23

Baby Wipes As Gadget Cleaners

Before you go out and purchase pricey electronics cleaners, keep in mind baby wipes work just as well.

22

Hydrogen Peroxide As Stain Remover

Unfortunately bleach has left hydrogen peroxide with somewhat of a bad rap. Commonly used as an anti-septic nowadays it makes for an awesome disinfectant and stain remover.



21

Cereal Bags As Ziplocs

Ziplock bags cost a fortune and the store-brand stuff is rarely worth its weight in flimsy plastic. Plastic cereal bags, however, are great liners that can be reused. You can use them to store baked goods or a sandwich, apply breadcrumb coatings to meat, fish and poultry, roll up cookie dough logs, contain ingredients to be crushed with a rolling pin, or as a trash container in your car.