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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Repurpose Pill Bottles

I imagine that most people have empty pill bottles.  Those of you who do not are lucky because it means you don't take meds.  Anyway, I think it a waste not to put these bottles to use in some other way.  It really doesn't need to be said, but wash them out thoroughly before reusing them.

I am going to list some repurposing ideas.  If you have any others, please let me know and I will add them to the list.
Put several bottles standing upright together in a plastic bowl.
Put them close so they won't tip over. Fill the bottles with water and freeze.
The size is wonderful for ice cubes for bottles with small tops.

Either drill a small hole in the tops or use aluminum foil over the tops and make a small hole in the foil. These work great for rooting leaves like African violet, herbs, etc.

Use them for beads, jewelry making pieces, seed saving, small amounts of spices for the camper...

Drill a hole in the top of a prescription bottle for broken needles, pins, etc. so you don't have to throw them in the trash loose.

You can also use the bottles to sort bobbins of thread by color.

In a bathroom dressing table, they hold eyeliners and eyebrow pencils upright so they're easier to locate quickly. A larger one holds mascaras. In the laundry room drawer, they hold stray buttons, paperclips, etc.

Fill each with $10 in quarters and keep 2 in the trunk or glove box of your car. list goes on. They can be used for toll booths and parking meters.  $20 in quarters just seems like a handy thing. The trick is to remember they are in your tool box or trunk when you need them and to keep them refilled when you use some.


Were these useful?  Can you think of anymore?  Please let me know.

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