Throwing away a reusable item is like throwing away money. Here are 5 disposable things that can actually be reused.
A lot of the products we considered disposable can be used in different and surprising ways that will help you save money.
So, before throwing away things, take a quick look at these ideas:
1- Eyeglasses frames
If you like the frames you currently have but your prescription changes, you can fit the new lenses in your old frames, as long as they are in good condition. This will save you hundreds of dollars compared to buying a new pair of glasses.
2- Plastic containers
Most people will throw plastic containers away, but there are a lot of them that can actually be repurposed. For example, butter and cottage cheese containers come in various sizes and can be ideal for keeping leftover meals fresh in the refrigerator.
However, keep in mind they are not to be used in the microwave, as there are potentially hazardous substances in plastic, such as BPA and phthalates, which can leak into food when heated.
If a cool t-shirt is too worn out to wear in public, it can still have a whole new life. For example, you can wear them to do chores around the house so you don’t soil your good shirts. T-shirts also make great rugs for cleaning, so you could cut them into small squares. Some retailers will even pay you to recycle old clothes!
Once you are done using a toothbrush to brush your teeth, you can use it as a cleaning tool, as they will allow you to reach small spaces that you wouldn’t be able to reach with larger brushes. For example bathroom and kitchen grout, computer keyboards and other electronics or make it part of your shoe polishing kit.
Holding onto used corks is a great way of having a replacement if you accidentally break a cork while trying to open a wine bottle. But they can also be useful in craft projects, for example: if you collect enough corks, you can create a cork bulletin board. Or you can cut shapes into one end of the cork and use it as a rubber stamp for an art project. Another great idea is to make a necklace by painting corks' different colors and stringing them together.