What everyday items do you reuse??

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I love to reuse! Heres a small list of things I reuse: cereal boxes for gift boxes just add a bright bow, comics as wrapping paper, cut bottoms of milk cartons for bowls, old shirts for cleaning towels...what do you reuse..so excited to hear ideas!!

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Sal - posted on 07/10/2011

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i also used to shop at a deli that used wnderful strong paper bags i used them for posting parsels and also decorated them for present bags, sadly i don;t shop there anymore,

Michelle - posted on 07/10/2011

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I make blocks out of milk cartons. I wash them out and when they are dry I cut the tops off and put one top into another and push it down. At the end you have a very cheap and sturdy block to build castles or towers out of.

Sal - posted on 07/10/2011

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i make jam and pickles so reuse jars all the time, the kis are prolific crafters so all manner of stuff gets crafted, my hubby brings home old paper from work that the girls draw on, plasic fruit bags go into the freezer with dog bones, other stuff too but i just can't think of it at the moment, will add when they come to me...

Katherine - posted on 07/10/2011

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I get the cloth bags to use at the grocery store, I use the plastic bags to line my garbage too, I reuse containers, like butter and such to store things, tea bottles to decorate, pie pans (the aluminum ones) for mixing eggs and decorating, I freecycle, I use wallpaper to do crafts, hmmmm.....can't think of anymore at the moment.

Stifler's - posted on 07/10/2011

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Shoe boxes for cards
Chinese containers to store food
Tooth brushes to clean cutlery
Plastic bags from the shops to line the bin and put stuff in to go places
Coffee jars for money jars

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Michelle - posted on 07/10/2011

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I also reuse egg cartons for crafts and newspaper to line the table with so the kids can paint.

Tamara - posted on 07/09/2011

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Bath mat – folded just right, can be used as a new floor mop!
Toothbrushes – around the sink scrubbers; clothing stain scrubbers.
Shower curtain – drop cloth for painting
Gallon milk containers - cut half the front off use for a counter trash can
Coffee containers - storage, tea bags, decorate them and put them in the bathrooms for tooth brushes razors and such.

Carmina - posted on 07/09/2011

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you are very clever! i cant say i reuse anything now. except old shampoo bottles in the shower for my son to fill with water to entertain him haha. i like your comics as wrapping paper, very cute!

Mabel - posted on 07/09/2011

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Well thanks and after I thought about it I do use the clippings of grass for mulch...=)

Mabel - posted on 07/09/2011

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I only use the plastic bags from the grocery store to line my bathroom waste baskets..=(

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