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    Default 51 uses for everyday kitchen items

    Plastic Milk Bottles
    1. Cut off a portion of the top, leaving the handle in place. Add birdseed and make a bird feeder, hanging it on a clothesline or tree branch.
    2. Make a garbage caddy for the sink, especially great if you donít have a garbage disposal.
    3. Make a caddy for tools or painting supplies.
    4. Cut off the bottom and use the top as a funnel.
    5. Fill the entire jug with beans and use for exercise weights, or just storage for the beans.

    Plastic Soda Bottles
    1. Make a homemade tornado, place two bottles together, top to top - filling one with water. Tape the tops together and swirl around to make a tornado effect.
    2. You can also make a funnel from the tops of soda bottles.
    3. Add some sand or rice and use for a homemade bowling game for the kids, just be sure to glue the caps on.

    Ice Cube Trays
    1. Add a squirt of lemon to your ice cube tray and you'll have lemon flavored ice for your tea.
    2. Kool-Aid flavored ice for the kids, mix the flavors up for fun.
    3. Use trays as drawer organizers for paperclips or sewing notions.
    4. Ice cube trays are the perfect size for freezing small portions of left over baby food, or making your own homemade.
    5. Freeze tablespoon sized amounts of broth or special sauces for cooking soups and casseroles.

    Jelly Jars/Mason Jars
    1. Remove labels and use for gifts, placing a pretty piece of fabric on top and tying with a ribbon.
    2. Great for pencil holders.
    3. Fill with candy.
    4. Use for storing cotton balls or q-tips in the bathroom.
    5. Store sewing notions, crafts or hardware.

    Baby Food Jars
    1. Perfect for lost buttons.
    2. Store small nails.
    3. Keep beads or small craft items sorted easily.

    Egg Cartons
    1. Great seed starters, get a head start on Spring.
    2. Storing plastic Easter eggs.
    3. Make a memory game for children, matching up items from around the house.
    4. Storage for collectible rocks.
    5. Jewelry box, great for earrings.

    Lemons
    1. Mix with a little salt for cleaning copper or brass.
    2. Remove odors from hands or cutting boards.
    3. Keep a supply on hand for seasoning poultry and seafood.

    Oranges
    1. Use the peelings to freshen your garbage disposal.
    2. Cover with cloves and use as an air freshener or Christmas ornament.
    3. Place open halves inside a turkey or chicken before baking to add a great flavor.

    Salt
    1. Remove grease and stains from pans and dishware.
    2. Put out a grease fire.
    3. Clean a sticky iron plate by sprinkling salt on a piece of paper and moving the hot iron over it.
    4. Ease the pain of beestings.


    Baking Soda
    1. Add to a damp cloth and remove crayon and marker from walls and furniture.
    2. Pour a little down the drain with some vinegar, let sit 5 minutes and wash down with warm water to clear clogged drains.
    3. Mix with facial cleanser to make an exfoliator.
    4. Ease the pain of beestings.
    5. Line a litter box to prevent odors.
    6. Keep an open box in the fridge to prevent odors, put one in the freezer too.
    7. Use ľ c. on a damp food burned pan, let sit for 5 minutes and scrub clean easily.

    Paper Plates
    1. Place two plates together, edge to edge, fill with beans or rice, staple the edges together, let children paint and decorate for a fun musical toy.
    2. Use as a cover for food to keep warm.
    3. Place Ĺ of a plate on top of a full sized plate, edge to edge, staple edges to create a letter holder. Great for kid's Valentines.

    Coffee Cans
    1. Use food bag labels and create unique storage containers for flour, sugar, cornmeal, etc.

    Mesh Onion Bags
    1. Add leftover pieces of soap and make a scrubber.
    2. Contain small items while in the dishwasher.
    3. Cut bag open and scrunch together to make a dish scrubber.

    Muffin Tins
    1. Create a memory game for young children, by filling the muffin cups with small items from around the house.



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    Default Re: 51 uses for everyday kitchen items

    These are some great ideas!!! Thanks so much.

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    Default Re: 51 uses for everyday kitchen items

    I want to add. I use jars for MYO convenince recipes they make good storage. My mil used milk juggs in her garden last year. planted them between her tomatos to get lots of water real close to the roots.

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    Default Re: 51 uses for everyday kitchen items

    Plastic soda bottles make great a plant watering system while you are away.

    Punch small (tiny) holes into the cap and screw it on the bottle. Cut half of the bottom off to create an area to put the water in. Place the bottle in the soil and it will slowly release water while you are away and you won't have to worry about your plants.

    Muffin Tins make great sorters for your kitchen junk drawer.

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    Default Re: 51 uses for everyday kitchen items

    Plastic water bottles: cut off top, stick neck in a hanging plant for watering. Makes sure the water gets to the roots.

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    Default Re: 51 uses for everyday kitchen items

    great add on tips, thanks guys. Every little place you can save money helps in my opinion.
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    Default Re: 51 uses for everyday kitchen items

    Salt- Get rid of ice on the sidewalk
    Jars- I use them to store my star origami since I make a lot

    I want to try some of the ice cube tray ones now, those sound pretty neat

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    Default Re: 51 uses for everyday kitchen items

    1. Baby food jars are really great for storing bulk spices.
    2. Use oranges in the same manor you would for iced tea, very refreshing, limes as well.

 

 
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