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How to Upcycle Unusual Household Items in the Kitchen



One of the best things you can learn when living on your own is that common household items can always serve an unexpected double purpose. You might think that an item is only useful for one and one thing only, but if you get creative it can actually do so much more than it already does. In this article we want to show you how to take unusual household items from around the house and make use of them to make your kitchen a better place.


Create deodorants with coffee filters

If you’re one of those people who has a coffee maker but doesn’t use it more than twice a year when the parents come visit, you might think it’s a waste of time to have coffee filters laying around in your pantry. Well, think again. You can take a couple of coffee filters and fill them up with a bit of baking soda, tie them up real nice with a ribbon or rubber band and place them in corners of your house that you think need to get rid of weird smells. You can even place them inside your fridge!


Protect your refrigerator with wax paper

Wax paper is something that everybody's bought once in their lifetime thinking they needed it and then it’s just sitting around in the pantry waiting for their golden opportunity to be used. Well wait no more! You can take sheets of wax paper and use them to “wrap up” the top part of your refrigerator or even the kitchen cabinets from the top. This way, when the gunk and dusk gets together on top of the furniture all you have to do is peel off the wax paper and place a fresh one.


Clean your faucets with vinegar

Vinegar is an all-time classic cleaner, it’s not only used to add flavor to your meals. In fact, it’s one of the best options to disinfect objects without the risk that bleach represents for your clothes and even your health if you inhale it or drink it. If you haven’t done this in ages -or even never- it’s time to clean the water tubes of your faucet using vinegar. Simply pour some vinegar on a plastic bag and tie the plastic bag around the sink faucet using a rubber band. Make sure the whole water deposit is soaking in the vinegar and the clogs will just disappear.


Paper towel tubes for your vacuum cleaner

You know those annoying vacuum cleaner attachments that don’t really work and help you reach none of the small places you need to clean? Well, with this handy tip all of your troubles are over. Simply take the empty paper towel tube and instead of throwing it away attach it to the tube of your vacuum cleaner. It will be a flexible yet longer attachment that will reach all those hard-to-reach small places and corners around the house.


These are just some of the many ways in which you can take unusual household items and upcycle them so they work in your favor, keeping your house clean or even helping you make cooking easier.