Double Duty

Many items we have around our home have multiple uses. Here are lists of ideas of alternative uses for items you probably have lying around the house. Put them to work!

COokie Jars

  • cookies, snacks
  • pasta
  • sugar, flour, baking essentials
  • dog treats
  • dry laundry detergent
  • dishwasher pods
  • travel size toiletries for guests
  • hair ties, head bands, and other hair accessories
  • cotton balls
  • cosmetic sponges
  • soaps
  • nail polish
  • craft supplies

Chip Clips

Attach chip clips to wall space inside the pantry or the inside of cupboards.

  • ChipsĀ 
  • Cereal bags (saves space and you can see at a glance when you need more)
  • Croutons
  • Spice mixes
  • Bag mixes
  • Recipe card holder (put card inside a plastic baggie and hang from inside of cupboard. Card stays clean and recipe is at eye level for easy reference.)
  • Rubber gloves inside of cabinet under sink
  • Stray socks in laundry room
  • Attach to hanger to hang pants or skirts
  • Clip notes to the side of the desk or on a bulletin board
  • Hang up To Do or Action Papers as a reminder
  • Create a clipboard using a sturdy folder

Cord Wraps

  • cell phone cords
  • earbuds
  • hair ties
  • rubber bands