Scott Toilet Paper, 1000 One-Ply Tissues - 20 Rolls Stuff a pair of nylons inside and store in your desk drawer at work for emergencies. Use in the bathroom/on your dresser to keep hair accessories organized - put ponytail holders around the outside, clip bobby pins or barrettes to the the top or bottom.
Cheerios Cereal, 14 Ounce (Pack of 4) Cut the empty box into the proper shape for a magazine holder and cover with contact paper or scrapbooking supplies to decorate. Use to store magazines, papers, files, etc. on your desktop.
Masterpiece Studios 7897 Heaven & Nature Green- 14 Cards & 14 Envelopes This is a 2-in-1. Buy holiday and greeting cards made from recycled paper, then use them again in creative ways. Cut out pictures from the front of used Christmas cards to use as gift tags (as long as there is no writing on the back). Cut out attractive or funny pictures from the front of greeting cards and use as environmentally sound bookmarks.
Gerber Organic 2nd Foods Cereals - Apple Vanilla Mixed Grain - 3.5 oz - 16 pk These containers are great! Use to hold paper clips, rubber bands and thumb tacks in your desk. Organize your garage or basement by dividing up the screws, nails and washers lying around and putting in these. Use in the bathroom to hold safety pins, extra buttons or bobby pins. Fill with water, freeze and use to help keep lunchboxes cold.
Tuscan Whole Milk, 1 Gallon, 128 fl oz By cutting off the top third of these plastic jugs and retaining the handle you can make yourself a handy scoop, perfect for pet food or sprinkling salt on sidewalks in the winter.
Yoplait Yogurt Strawberry Light, 6-Ounce Cups (Pack of 12) You can reuse those yogurt cups! Use to start your plant seedlings indoors before the weather is warm enough to plant outside. If you have a popsicle craving, indulge, then clean the wooden stick thoroughly and label to mark where your seedlings are.
Ragu Traditional Spaghetti Sauce - 3/45oz Sure you can recycle these jars, but there are plenty of other great uses for them too. Use to store leftover soups in your fridge, make refrigerator pickles or decorate and create gifts of soup or cookie mixes.
Seventh Generation Free & Clear Baby Wipes with easy open top, 64 count packs (pack of 12) (768 wipes) First of all, it's cheaper (and ultimately easier) to buy the container once then buy the huge refill packs afterwards. But when you do have extra wipe containers hanging around the house, there are several other things you can do with them. My favorite uses are to turn them into a first aid kit or for holding crayons, markers or pencils. You can also use to set up a "cold care kit". Grab a can of your most comforting soup, add a box of jello, a jar of Vick's, lip balm, and throat lozenges so you can just grab it when you're feeling under the weather.
Botanic Blue Teacup and Saucer Set Mismatched teacups can be sold at yard sales but they're also great as bathroom sink storage solutions. Use to hold cotton balls or QTips, or for storing tweezers and makeup brushes.
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Old shoelaces can be reused too. Discard the torn or ragged parts and use to string spare washers in the tool box, use as plant supports in the garden or keep in your first aid kit as an emergency tourniquet.
Rubbermaid Home 296585WHT Laundry Basket If you need to replace your current laundry basket due to a broken handle or something, you can still get some use out it. Pop it in the trunk of your car to contain groceries and prevent spilling.
Maytex No More Mildew Shower Curtain Liner, Clear, 72" x 72" Need a new shower curtain liner? Don't toss that old one! You can use it to cover the floor whenever you're painting a room or to protect the floor by a door during really wet weather. (I used one to protect my car seats on the way to the hospital when I was pregnant and my water broke.)
Pecoware Thomas Side Kick Lunch Box Set When your kid outgrows that old lunch box, don't throw it out - reuse it! These make great first aid kits (be sure to mark them clearly) or even sewing kits.
Art Alternatives Wood Box Pencil Easel Your child no longer needs a pencil box? Turn it into a coupon holder for you, or use to arrange sauce and seasoning packets in your cupboard or pantry.
Oneida Mooncrest 45-Piece Flatware Set, Service for 8 If you've got old, mismatched pieces of flatware you can re-use them! Keep the knives and use them when taking treats in to work - you won't have to worry about them getting lost or misplaced. Any spare forks can be used as seed packet holders in your garden - stick the handle end into the ground and weave the seed packet through the fork tines - so you always know what you planted.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (P.S.) Stop buying new! Purchase used books through library sales, consignment shops, half.com or yard sales. When you're done with a book, you can sell it yourself or donate to a library in your area. This also goes for DVDs, video games and CDs.
DOLCE & GABBANA D&G 5013 062 METAL EYEGLASSES Don't throw out those old prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses! There are so many places where you can donate them - check your local grocery store or eye doctor's office. Usually they're given to charity for people who can't afford corrective eyewear.
BAGGU Reusable Shopping Tote - 3-Pack These are great to keep in your glove box in the car for quick trips to the store. If you don't have these (or don't happen to have them with you), try to find other uses for the plastic sacks the store gives you. Obviously they're great for small trash bags but they also work well for containing smelly diaper messes. Plus, most grocery stores will accept them for reusing any may even give you a couple cents per bag that you bring in.
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Going short? If you're getting your hair cut, consider arranging to donate your unwanted hair to Locks of Love for cancer patients.
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Got unwanted clothes? These are some of the easiest things to repurpose. Donate to local charities or clothes bins, sell through ebay or yard sales, cut into dust cloths, use for Halloween costumes or children's dressing up or cut up and turn into a beautiful quilt.
Good Housekeeping (1-year) If you subscribe to magazines, try to find other ways to reuse them. Donate them to your doctor's office, take them into work to pass around, or give them to your child's day care center for crafts.