7 Uses for Old Pillowcases
When your old pillowcases become worn and replaceable, what do you do with them? Most people simply toss them into the garbage and forget about it. Some actually salvage them and donate them to the Salvation Army Or Goodwill. The truly ingenious people recycle them and use them for any number of cool projects. If you think that old pillowcases are trash, consider the following seven uses for pillowcases before tossing them in the garbage:
As a Reusable Tote Bag
If you trim the top edge into about a 2 inch strip you can easily use it to fashion handles. Having a tote bag for groceries are pretty much anything else around the house is always a good thing. Tell the truth… How many of those reusable bags have you bought in the past? Why not say that cash and use your old pillowcases instead?
To Keep Dirty Laundry Separated
Keeping dirty laundry separated is a problem that has plagued families for years. Old pillowcases are perfect for separating the socks from the underwear and so on. In fact, because it is an old pillowcase, you can clearly mark what goes where with a permanent marker. Who cares what it looks like it does the job?
I take these on Trips to have a place to put all the dirty clothes, then just throw them in a suitcase or the back of the car and you can easily get all the dirty clothes to the laundry room when you get home.
To Store Seasonal Clothes
Seasonal clothing can be neatly folded and stored in pillowcases and have that extra layer of protection. Pillowcases are often large enough to even hold sweaters and can be sealed up easily with cordage or other ties. This extra layer of seasonal storage can be very handy and it might even be a way to protect your clothes from those moths.
To Make a Wonderful Travel Pillow
if you want the ultimate travel pillow, simply stuff an old pillowcase tightly and sew it shut. Travel pillows are generally quite ugly to begin with so nobody will pay any attention to yours either. All you really need is something to rest your head on and be comfortable. A travel pillow is all about the comfort.
Pack Fragile Items
If you have ever moved, you know the frustration of finding enough packing materials to safely move your breakables. Over pillowcases are perfect for this because you can mold them, pack them and shape them to whatever design that you need. Now that is versatility!
To Make a Kitchen Apron
Many people even use old pillowcases to make dresses and other clothing. A kitchen apron seems the most logical simply because most designs on a pillow case will be unfashionable and downright ugly. A kitchen apron can be ugly and get away with it. If you have some sewing skills, take that old pillowcase and work some magic!
For Delicate Laundry
Why pay a ridiculous price for a linen bag when you’re old pillowcases will do the job just fine? Put your unmentionables and your delicates into an old pillowcase and you will be able to wash and dry them safely.
What other uses can you think of for old pillowcases?