Re-nest put together 10 very clever ways to re-use old towels and sheets and I've thrown in three of my personal favs as well.
- Turn old sheets and blankets into ironing board covers.
- Donate them to your local animal shelter.
- Turn towels into knotted doggie toys.
- Convert little-worn sheets into curtains.
- Stash an old sheet in the trunk of your car for impromptu picnics.
- Towels and sheets in good condition but no longer your style can be donated to local homeless shelters.
- Hem the edges and make your own dishtowels.
- Old sheets can be made into tablecloths, napkins, table runners ans placemats.
- Sheets can also be used as lining in clothing construction.
- And, of course, they can be used as cleaning cloths.
- Keep an old towel in your trunk to protect it from soil spills that occur when delivering plants from the store to home. Old rugs work great for this too.
- Old sheets, depending on their color, of course, can be used for backdrops in photography.
- Keep an old hand towel tucked under the car seat for spill clean-ups. I also use one to tuck under my knees when I've sprayed on a tan to keep the leather upholstery clean. (Yes, I sometimes air-brush on a tan, but only for special occasions when a dress is involved.)
POST UPDATE: I thought of another one. Old sheets, if they're the right color, can be great backdrops!!
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