15 Ways To Use Everyday Household Items

by Lola (Akinmade) Åkerström Apr 5, 2010

Photo by Fergus Randall.

Ever wondered what to do with an old ice cube tray?

From using dental floss as thread to storing your jewelry in ice cube trays, Woman’s Day rounded up 15 clever ways you can reuse everyday household items.

Here are excerpts from the piece:

Transform old magazines into wrapping paper – Don’t just recycle your old wrapping paper. Turn a flashy fashion spread or a pretty gardening page into cheap and chic gift wrap.

Clean your toilet with Alka Seltzer – So you’re having friends for dinner in 20 minutes, and you’ve just noticed your grimy toilet? No worries, drop in a couple of tablets Alka Seltzer, leave for ten minutes then easily wipe scum away! The fizzing action of Alka Seltzer works as a powerful cleaning agent, so you don’t have to get your hands dirty.

Use dryer sheets to freshen stinky shoes – Good News: You’re making good on your promise to hit the gym every day. Bad news: You’re running shoes and gym bag smell to high heaven! Until you can give them a good wash this weekend, air out those bad boys by stuffing dryer sheets in them and leaving over night. The sheets will absorb the odor so you can hit the gym tomorrow, odor free!

Read the entire article here.

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For more ideas on how to reuse common everyday items, check out 5 Ways to Use Dental Floss While Traveling and 10 Multi-Use Items You Should Consider Packing.

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