Do you have some unused laundry room items around the house? Things like extra wire hangers, laundry baskets and wooden clothespins? Instead of throwing them out or donating them, consider what else you might use them for. There are actually some new ways to reuse those unused laundry room items. These ideas will keep them out of the landfill and help you get more for your money. Take a look!
Laundry baskets have many uses other than for toting around dirty laundry. Try taking one for a picnic. Use it to haul your picnic supplies to a grassy spot at the park, and then turn it over and use it as a table while you eat.
For your next outdoor barbecue, use a laundry basket to hold drinks. Line it with a plastic bag, fill it with ice, and then load it up with soda and other beverages for your guests.
A laundry basket is also an inexpensive way to organize and store your garden hoses. Just coil them up inside and stash the basket in the garage or shed for the winter.
If a hailstorm comes along and you have some young, tender plants that need protection, just grab a laundry basket. Turn it over and put it over the plants to protect the until the storm passes.
Wire hangers are great for helping to hold down a soaker hose in your garden. Just snip one into approximately 6-inch lengths. Curve each length into an arch, and stick in over the hose and into the ground to keep the hose right where you want it.
For lots of bubbly fun, bend a wire hanger into a giant bubble wand for the kids.
If you’ve got a skirt or dress that is full of static cling, a wire hanger will help in a pinch. Just run the hanger along the surface of the fabric, both inside and out.
Clothespins can help you cook. Well, not entirely…but they will hold your cookbook open for you while you whip up something yummy for dinner.
During a vacation, or while you have guests staying with you, use clothespins to help you keep track of towels in the bath. Write names on clothespins and attach them to the right towel for the right person.
Spray paint wooden clothespins in bright colors and use them to hold place cards at your next backyard barbecue. They’re both rustic and fun!