Old Laundry, New Uses
How many times have you gone into your storage area and discovered box upon box of clothes that are unused, unwanted, and just taking up space? This just happened to me this past weekend and I was at a loss for what to do with all the clothes, sheets, and socks we have acquired in our basement. Here are a few unique ways to re-purpose some items and give you some more storage space.
Maybe you have more sheets than you know what to do with. Maybe you have a sheet set that is no longer a set…either way, sometimes you just need to thin your supply. Here are a few great uses:
– Cut and measure your sheet and use as a table cloth. Easy to wash and offers a unique look.
– Add a few ribbon pulls and use a new set of curtains.
– Now that the kids are back in school, they will need to cover their books. Use sheets for brightly colored book covers.
We all have way to many tshirts so repurposing these items is a great way to open us storage and create some really cool gifts or even items for yourself.
– There are a lot of different t-shirt rug tutorials out there. Essentially you can cut up your tshirts and either braid, sew, or fold them into a a beautiful rug.
– Have a shirt with a neat logo you just can’t part with? Help the environment and carry your groceries in style by making your tshirts into tote bags.
– I never have enough cleaning rags and t-shirts make great rags!!! Make a few cuts and you are in business!
Socks are the bane of my existence! I can never seem to find every match and there always seems to be one stray sock left in the strangest places. Now, I have some great ways to put those stragglers to good use.
– Braid a few socks together to create a dog toy. Your dog can destroy it all they want, and you’ll always have more socks to make a new one!
– If working out is your thing, don’t spend your money on those expensive arm bands for your smartphone. Take a sock, cut the end and slip it onto your arm. Fold the bottom over your phone and let the workout begin!
– Instead of spending money on those expensive disposable pads, use a sock for mop the floor or clean up your dust and dirt.
– No cutting needed, take those spare socks and make rags that fit over your hand for easier cleaning!
Save your space, save your money, save your earth.