Creative Uses For HouseHold Items

Hosted by Tana DiRaimo
Group active since Wed, Aug 10, 2011

I was trying to find a group on JAP that had something about re-purposing household items. So, I've created this group in hopes members will share any ideas/tips using stuff currently on hand in or outside of your home.

Tana DiRaimo
Oct 21, 2013

ANTS (Indoors)--Home Remedy

I printed this out (posted months ago by a fellow JAP member and want to re-share it with all of you. I tried it and it works!

Ants have a strong sense of smell. Place cinnamon sticks and peeled sliced garlic cloves around window tracks or holes. Replace the cloves every 3 days until ants are gone. PLANT MINT AROUND THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR HOUSE.

Ants leave a scented trail so they can easily find their way back to the food source in your home. WASH AWAY THE TRAILS with equal parts water & white distilled vinegar to confuse them.

Tana DiRaimo
Aug 26, 2011

Alka Seltzer Tablets

I read that to drop 2 alka seltzer tablets in your toilet bowls weekly to prevent the "ring".

Anyone ever try that?

Tana DiRaimo
Aug 25, 2011

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Sher Bird
Aug 20, 2011

Plastic jar lids

I save lids from Peanut Butter jars, Mayonnaise, etc.

* They make a great temporary "burger press" to form uniform burgers.
* The make nice "drip trays" underneath small potted plants
* They are useful to hold glitter, stickers, beads, buttons, etc. for crafting projects.
* Put one under metal shaving cream or hair spray containers in the bathroom, and you won't get rust spots on your counter.

Sher Bird
Aug 20, 2011

Laundry Detergent Caps

I save the big, colorful caps from Liquid Laundry detergent bottles..

* When I travel I throw a few in my suitcase... they make great temporary holders of lipstick, toothbrushes, earrings, makeup, etc. at the hotel.
* They are great holders of office supplies like tacks, paper clips, etc. and for pens, crayons and the like
* Great containers to use for crafting projects to hold glitter, sparkles, stickers, etc.
* Picnics: They make great little cups to hold dipping sauces, salad dressing, etc.
* At little kids' birthday parties: Fill with candies and put one at each child's place at the table

Can you think of more ways?

Darla Clark
Aug 14, 2011

just joined from East Texas

My name is Darla and I think this group is a good idea. I just need to think of all the things that I do. :) One thing is to clean your toilet bowl, drop in two denture cleaning tablets. Let fizz for a bit and scrub it clean! I will try to think of some more.

Tana DiRaimo
Aug 10, 2011

Using A Toothbrush To Clean Corn On The Cob

Getting those pesky "beards/silks" off of the corn can be time consuming! I tried using a clean toothbrush. The silks came off quickly without damaging the corn kernels.