10 Quick and Easy Egg Carton Hacks
Egg cartons are one of the coolest and most adaptable products on the market and throwing one away is just silly. There are so many awesome uses for them that it truly is wasteful to toss them Don’t believe me? Consider the following 10 super easy and helpful egg carton hacks and then decide if you should throw them out!
1. Use Them To Grow Seedlings
If you have ever paid silly amounts of money for seedling pots you already know it can be extremely expensive. Instead of paying all that money, simply start your seedlings in an egg carton that is empty. There are twelve or more spots for the perfect seedlings and they will certainly germinate perfectly. You can literally start an entire garden!
2. As the Ultimate Grilling Fire-starter
Pretty much everyone has had the frustrations of trying to light the perfect charcoal grill. You can try a million things and it never seems to come out even or burn correctly. The reason is because the charcoal is never stacked right or placed in even sections. Take one piece of charcoal and put it in each egg carton cell. Place the egg carton under your grilling surface and light. Could you get a more even, easier lighting method? I think not!
Another option that several people have mentioned is to fill the egg cartons with your old Dryer Lint, then pour leftover wax on top and use each section as a Fire Starter.
3. As a Jewelry Organizer
Add a little paint and decorate an Old Egg Carton then use it to store costume Jewelry for kids, These fit perfectly in a drawer and the different compartments will help keep jewelry from getting tangled.
4. Organizing Your Desk
You can cut the top off an Egg Carton, Paint it and use it to keep small items in your desk organized. Everything from Paper Clips to Safety Pins, and more fit nicely inside the compartments and are easy to grab when you need them.
5. Padding For Shipping and Packing
Few things work better to store tiny things that are breakable. Egg cartons have the ideal texture and space to use for packing. They are flexible and hold their shape where you need them too. They are also extremely cheap when compared to packing nuts and other fillers. Save those egg cartons and you will always find a need for them when you move or store breakables away.
6. Store Christmas Ornaments
Speaking of breakables, what about those extremely breakable Christmas ornaments you store every season? Isn’t it cool how they fit perfectly into an empty egg carton? You can be sure that your ornaments will stay intact each year and those family heirlooms are safe by packing them away in a sealed egg carton. They also stack away neatly and take up hardly any space at all.
7. Storing Small LEGO Pieces
If you have kids then you know those Small LEGO Pieces are hard to keep up with, Egg Cartons make a great organizing space and are perfect for keeping up with and quickly finding and locating those small pieces you need!
8. Ribbon Organizer
Use Scissors to punch 12 holes in the top of an Egg Carton, Thread one end of loose pieces of ribbon through each hole. This is a great way to store leftover ribbon without it getting tangled.
9. Paint Cups & Dividers for Kids
If you have little ones that love to paint, Egg Cartons make great Paint Cups to hold different colors of paint and keep them separated, then you can toss them when the painting is done!
10. Store K-Cups in a Drawer
Egg Cartons Fit K-Cups Perfectly, they are great for keeping in a drawer and keeping all the K-Cups from falling over every time you open and shut the drawer.
How to tell how Old Your Eggs Are
One more fun tip, Do you know how to tell how old your eggs really are? Eggs are numbered by the date they are packaged. The number is on a 365 scale for each day of the year so in the photo above the number 33 means these were packaged on the 33rd day of the year or Feburary 2nd.
These are only five uses for egg cartons. I bet you know of many more when you start thinking about it. What are your favorites?