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3 New Uses for Old Ice Cube Trays

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I had to oust the stack of spare ice cube trays to make room in the kitchen cabinet for my new juicer. To be honest I'm not sure why I held onto them since my refrigerator has an ice cube maker. Instead of recycling the trays I put them to good use in three rooms of the house:

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1 Put those spare ice cube trays to good use.

2 Organize the jumble of jewelry.

3 Ice cube trays keep jewelry organized.

4 Organize messy craft supplies.

5 Ice cube trays keep craft supplies neat.

6 All sorts of supplies fit in the cups.

7 Make-over that messy desk drawer.

8 Even flash drives fit in the tray.


In the bedroom for jewelry:
No more knotted necklaces and unmatched earrings. Use the cups in the ice cube tray to hold pairs of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings and even watches.

In the craft area for supplies:
No more misplaced a spools of thread or photo corners. You'll have more time for crafting when you spend less time searching for the supplies.

In the office for the desk drawer:
No more searching for a paper clip or flash drive. Once you fill the tray with all those little office items what you need will always be right at your fingertips.

Do you have a lot to organize? Don't worry, the trays stack really well so fill 'em up and stack away.

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 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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Comments (3)

  • Just found two more ice cube trays...off to fill them. How about you?

  • I like these suggestions. This isn't as "out of the box" as your ideas, but I like to use an ice cube tray for freezing small amounts of things like pesto, pizza sauce, and chicken stock. After the item is frozen, I pop the cubes out into a freezer bag and label and date it. Then it's easy to thaw just the amount you need (one cube is approximately 1 tablespoon).

  • Maureen love the mini amounts idea! Martha says she freezes leftover juice to add to drinks as flavored ice cubes. Oh and I freeze small amounts of cookie dough- pop out and bake as many as needed :)

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