You know how you see something and think, “I bet I could use that for something. I should probably save it.” Well, here are 6 things that I always save and always use.
Rubber bands Lots of produce comes with rubber bands on it. I save them all. I use them to hold various electric cords together, holding a cereal bag liner on a watermelon or holding a cut apple together so it doesn’t brown.
Glass Jars I save ALL glass jars that come into the house – spaghetti sauce, jelly, salsa, pickles, condiments, etc. I use these for EVERYTHING – dry goods like beans, flour, sugar and dried fruit; leftovers, freezer storage, crafts. I like to save all of them because then I can pick just the right size for the job. The possibilities are endless and they look so cute and clean.
Popsicle Sticks We don’t buy them often, but when we do I save the sticks. They come in very handy when making beauty products and crafts.
Cereal Bag Liners This is a new one. I now have several on hand at all times. They are great for anything you would use waxed paper for. I use them when making granola bars to help with pressing the bars into the pan and separating them in the freezer so they don’t stick. I store them in an old cereal box with the top cut off. Eventually this box will be decorated to make it look pretty….
Veggie Scraps Carrot peels, ends of onions, you name it, it goes into my “Veggie Scraps” bag in the freezer. When I make stock, these scraps help flavor the stock. I usually have enough so that I don’t have to add anything else except a few herbs and some salt.
The key here is to have a place for these things to go. This way you actually can reuse them!
Do you have uses for oddball stuff?
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