June 21, 2010
8 Ways to Reuse Cereal Box Liners
Posted by Jamie Novak
One reader, Elizabeth, asked me to find clever re-uses for those sturdy bags also known as liners that hold crackers or cereal inside a box. With my work clearly cut out for me I tried a variety of ideas and here are the ones that work!
1 What to do with those sturdy plastic liners inside cereal and snack boxes? Reuse them!
2 Once you've eaten the contents, just clean and reuse!
3 As a sandwich baggie. Slip your sandwich into the liner and wrap it up to take it with you.
4 Prevent your shoes from getting crushed when packing or storing them away. Bunch up the liner and stuff the shoe.
5 Packing material: Either use the liner bunched up as padding in a shipping box or make your own air pillow by blowing air into the liner using a straw and taping the liner closed.
6 Keep your fresh herbs fresher longer by storing them inside the liner before putting them in the fridge.
7 Keep your wet pool clothes from touching your dry clothes in your gym bag by slipping them into a liner first.
8 Snip off a small corner of the liner and add an icing tip (with or without a coupler) then add the icicing and decorate.
9 A prep surface for foods, fresh fruit, you name it!
10 Snip off the bottom corner of a liner and you have a funnel for filling those little containers like salt shakers or soap dispensers without the mess.
So the next time you polish off a box of Kashi cereal save that liner and put it to good use.
...And if you think that's amazing, I have MORE uses for cereal box liners for you next week!
GOT ITEMS YOU HATE TOSSING? TRY ME!
What other household items do you hate throwing away but aren't sure how to put to good use? I take requests!
Until next time keep it simple and clutter-free! -Jamie
Jamie Novak, The World’s Most Relatable Organizer, is author of "Stop Throwing Money Away: Turn Clutter to Cash, Trash to Treasure—And Save the Planet While You're at It." Please visit her website at JamieNovak.com.
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