Ways to Recycle a TP Roll
Your family goes through so much toilet paper you sometimes wonder if you're single-handedly keeping Charmin in business. Before you toss all those empty TP rolls, check out these ingenious ways to reuse them!
Store extension cords between uses. Coil the cord into a figure-eight and slide it into a toilet paper roll.
Use one as a test to see if something's a choking hazard
. If you can easily slide an item into the opening, it's too small for a child under 3 to safely play with.
Have your kid make toy binoculars
out of two of them.
Use as a unique gift box
. Place small presents inside, along with some tissue paper, wrap it and tie the ends with ribbons. This is a great way to package party favors!
Use one as a rolled poster or document holder when you can't find a rubber band.
Store tights and pantyhose in them. Label the tubes for easy access.
Make napkin rings
. Trim them down and cover in your favorite decorative paper.
Give one to your pet hamster, gerbil, mouse or rat to play with and/or eat.
Use them as big (cheap!) Tinkertoys and let your kid build stuff with them.