Wouldn’t you want to get most out of everything you buy or use? I know I do.
Here are some of the things I do which you may want to try:
- Lemons – When I finally squeeze the juice for my drink or meal I am preparing, I wipe the lemon on the kitchen sink so I can naturally clean and deodorize it. Or it can be cut up into a few slices and thrown into a small net pouch as a natural fragrance in a room. This can be applied to calamansi as well.
- Coffee – If you grind / brew your own joe, save the grounds. I don’t grind / brew my own but I do drink / steep my joe from coffee bags though and after sipping all the joe it has to offer, I cut open the bags and use the grounds as face scrub. It can be used as body scrub, too. Some people discovered far more uses for used coffee grounds.
- Silica Gel Packets – I keep them in my storage containers to avoid unwanted moisture/humidity. I keep one in my gym bag and one in my shoe bag, too.
- Old Calling Cards – I’ve got three boxes of these. I read somewhere that they’re good for avoiding smudges when using mascara, which is true. But I also use them as stick-on greetings cards to presents (at least the receiver will know that it really was from me lol). They may be used as labels on jars or containers, too.
- Bubble Wrap – Sanitize it first then store produce in it (e.g. eggs, grapes, etc) to avoid damaging the food. Some handy tools like nail cutters/pedicure tools or skincare tools to protect and prolong them. Plus, they won’t get lost easily. Or, just simply pop every stress away using the bubble wrap.
- Small eyeshadow compact – If it’s not refillable by your preferred brand, melt the remaining unreachable content of lipsticks and mold it in the empty small eyeshadow compact. Now that’s maximizing two items at the same time. It can be a useful compact for fake lashes, too, if they fit.
- Old Brooch – Unless you can pull it off, brooches are a bit matronly in terms of accessorizing. If you got one as a gift or as an heirloom, just remove the pin part (with a pair of plies or wire cutters) and hot glue the brooch onto a hair clip to serve as a nice hair accessory.