I have a lot of house plants. Instead of going out and buying a saucer to put under them; I use clean microwavable meal dishes. They work great and if they get dirty I can toss them in the washer or just recycle them. The black and white/clear ones are easier to hide from view.
A few more ideas:
- Yogurt containers for starting seeds for the garden. I punch a few holes into the bottom and then fill with dirt. They are a great size and can be reused from one season to the next.
- Using old jeans to make pot holders.
- Using an old coffee cup as a pen holder.
- Cutting up old towels and using them as rags.
Finding a new use for old items also saves money; and keeps some items from just filling up a landfill.
Post inspired by the Photo Challenge: Repurpose