I just wanted to share a few ideas on to re use old sheets. I know that we all have them, so let put the old ones to good use!
1. If they are still in good condition consider passing them on, donating them to a shelter, or cutting them up and using them as curtain.
If you sheets are very worn and or stained, you can still use them.
2. Use them to cover items. I have some in the garage covering up some big nut crackers that wont fit in a box. this really helps keep the dust off of them.
3. Keep one in your car just in case. Sick children and pets always seem to need my extra sheet.
4. Use them to cover your furniture. This will help keep pet hair and human dirt off. Then when they are dirty you can just wash them and boom your furniture is fresh and clean.
5. Use them to cover a picnic table.
6. Use them as a Christmas tree skirt or to move a real tree, so you don't have needles everywhere.
7. Cover your grill or patio furniture when you are gone.
8. Old flannel sheets make great rags. Just cut them up!
9. Sew two flat sheets together and make a cover for a comforter.
10. Be creative. There is a lot of material in a sheet!
I personally have a huge stash of sheets. I cover all of my furniture with them. Some of my Christmas items are covered with them, and I use flat sheets to back quilts with. Sometimes you just have to think outside the box.
I challenge everyone to clean out their linen closet and really look at your sheets. If you can't reuse them then pass them on to someone else who can. Time are tough right now and we all need to share what we have extras of.
I think one of the coolest things I ever saw was a baby shower invitation where they asked for all the gifts to be wrapped in either a crib sheet or a blanket. What a cool idea.
I had a moment of disbelief this week. I actually saw some guys carrying around a Styrofoam cool. Yep it was loaded down with beer, and they were headed for the beach. I just stared at the cooler.
I remember as a child, my parents would buy those things and they never lasted, and they never really kept anything cold. They would just fall apart and then we have to go buy a new one. I can't believe they still make them.
Besides the fact that they are break and you have to buy a new one, they never break down in our landfills. They just sit there. I even found pieces of these coolers in the sand and in the water.
Do you think it would do me any good to complain to someone? First I would have to figure out who to complain to, and then would they even listen. So I will do my part and pick up broken pieces of these coolers and place them where the trash cans, but people come on! You can a small cooler for only a few dollars more and you will get more use out of it. Stop buying Styrofoam plates and cups. Those don't break down either.
It is just me. One person trying to keep of beach and planet clean.