7.10.2009

Alternate uses for rubber bands

One of the best ways to reduce waste and to save money, is to use what you already have. And one of the best ways to make the most of what you already have, is to think about other ways to use those items.

Every so often I highlight a new item that you can repurpose around your house. What's up for today? Rubber bands. Exciting, I know!

Here's a quick list of a few alternate uses for rubber bands...

  1. Decorate Easter eggs... wrap them around the egg a few times, dip egg into dye, then remove rubber bands when the dye has dried.
  2. Wrap them around wrapping paper rolls to keep them from getting too ragged.
  3. Hold wobbly items in place in your dishwasher with a rubber band.
  4. Open jars more easily... wrap a rubber band around the lid a few times for a better grip.
  5. Wrap a rubber band around your chimes during heavy winds.
  6. Wrap a rubber band a few times around the edges of your hangers. This makes a non-slip surface so shirts stay in place.

Looking for more ways to repurpose items? Check these out:

  1. Repurposed baby food jars
  2. Repurpose baby wipe containers
  3. Uses for plastic bags
  4. Crafty Edition: Repurpose formula cans
  5. Reusing empty shoe boxes

Ideal Bite gives bite-sized ideas for light green living.