ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Those everyday household items that we tend to toss in the garbage can, like soap slivers and old spices, could actually be put to good use. Here are some things that just might be worth holding onto.
You’re down to that last piece of soap that you can’t really do much with. So what do you do?
You can throw it away, but you would be throwing money down the drain. Instead, save all the soap slivers and then melt them together in the microwave to form a new bar of soap. If you use a coffee cup as a mold, you can get a nice round bar of soap.
You can also use extra ice cube trays to store homemade baby food, freeze leftover broth or to organize your jewelry collection.
Newspaper sleeves can be used as disposable work gloves or pooper scooper bags.
You can simmer a pot of old spices that have been in your kitchen cabinet for years and use them to freshen up your house or add a little fragrance to your homemade cleaners.
Additionally, mesh produce bags that hold oranges, onions and potatoes can be used as pot scrubbers when you’re washing dishes.
Contributors to this news report include: Milvionne Chery, Producer; Tony D’Astoli, Editor and Videographer.