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50 Hydrogen Peroxide Uses We Wish We Knew Sooner

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Over the years, it’s been said that hydrogen peroxide can be used for curing ailments. Though, it should never be consumed, there are several other useful ways to use the product.

Hydrogen peroxide was discovered in the early 19th century. At first, it was used to bleach hats. More recently, it’s been used to kill off bacteria, mold, fungi, viruses, and yeast.

There’s no denying that the world would be a different place without it. Therefore, let’s take a look at some of the amazing ways that hydrogen peroxide can be used.

Note: Despite its name “food grade” hydrogen peroxide is not safe to ingest! It it concentrated at 35% and contains a concentration of hydrogen peroxide that is roughly 10 times higher than the concentration sold to disinfect wounds.

If you use this at all, always dilute the peroxide before use.

Even swallowing household 3% hydrogen peroxide can lead to mild problems. Thus, heed caution and never ingest any hydrogen peroxide.

 

1. Clean tiles

Tiles are quite eye-catching so it’s best to keep them as clean as possible. Just mix 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide with baking soda to form a paste. Apply the paste to the tile and let it sit overnight. Finally, scrub and rinse the area.

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2. Canker sores

If you have painful canker sores, try using hydrogen peroxide. Just swish a tablespoon in your mouth for about 10 minutes. That will help reduce inflammation and disinfect the area.

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3. Clean cutting board

Germs love to live on your cutting board! It’s so easy for them to live in those little nooks and crannies. However, cleaning it is easy. After rinsing off the cutting board, wipe it down with hydrogen peroxide. Then wipe with a clean towel or sponge.

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4. Ear wax

If you don’t like sticking a Q-tip in your ear, you’re not alone. Hydrogen peroxide is a great way to get rid of the wax in you ear. Simply, tilt your head and drop a few drops in and sit still for about 5 minutes. Once it starts to bubble and itch, use a towel to wipe it away.

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5. Clean dishwasher

It’s imperative to keep your dishwasher clean. After all, it’s where dirty dishes go to come out clean themselves! Try mixing 2 cups of baking soda with 3 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide and 10-20 drops of your preferred essential oil scent. Then form it into a ball and allow to harden.

Place 2 cups of white vinegar in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid in the top rack. Place the ball on the bottom. Finally, run on a long, hot cycle.

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6. Get rid of caked on food in pans

Baking is fun but cleaning up might not be! One of the most frustrating things about it is getting cake stuck in your pans because it’s difficult to get out. To do so, just use hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to make a paste. Scrub it into the area and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, rinse with warm water.

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7. Bath detox

There are several reasons to take a bath with hydrogen peroxide. You can try it once a month to detox or no more than twice a week until the condition you’re trying to resolve clears up.

Use extreme caution when bathing with 35% hydrogen peroxide. Use a small amount. Ideally, no more than 1/2 cup to start. You want to make sure that you aren’t having any reactions to the solution.

Keep in mind that hydrogen peroxide is a form of bleaching agent. Use extreme caution when using on your skin.

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8. Washing fruits and vegetables

Washing your fruits and vegetables is very important! Thus, you want to make sure you do it properly. Just add 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide to a tub with cold water. To take things a step further, you can spray them with vinegar afterwards. Rinse and wipe clean!

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9. Clean washing machine

Washing machines need cleaning too! To clean it, add 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide to the detergent compartment and run it on the hot cycle.

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10. Clear up acne

If you have some acne you need to clear up, dab some hydrogen peroxide on the area. Don’t overdue it! You’ll end up killing the good bacteria. It only needs to be applied once.

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11. Keep salads fresh

If the greens in your salad mix are starting to wilt, there’s still time to preserve them! Just spray 1/2 cup of water with 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide on the greens. Drain them, cover, and place them in the fridge.

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12. Whitens teeth

Because it is a bleaching agent, hydrogen peroxide can actually whiten your teeth! Just swish it around in your mouth for 30 seconds and spit. It only needs to be done once a week.

Do not swallow the peroxide!

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13. Lighten hair

So you’re thinking of making a change? No problem. Just mix equal parts hydrogen peroxide and water in a spray bottle. Then, use a comb to distribute it evenly. Then, let it dry. That’s it!

Keep in mind that this works gradually over time.

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14. Disinfect countertops

If you need to clean your countertops, just mix hydrogen peroxide with water in a spray bottle. Then, spray and wipe clean. Make sure to spray on the area that you want to clean!

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15. Clean mirrors

Instead of using the traditional cleaning method, try hydrogen peroxide. Simply spray it onto the mirror and wipe it clean with a towel.

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16. Whiten whites in laundry

Nobody enjoys dingy whites. With hydrogen peroxide, your clothes will look as good as new. In fact, it can replace your bleach!

Simply add 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide to the washing drum before adding your laundry. It can also be placed in the bleach dispenser of your washing machine.

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17. Clean litter box

You can eliminate odors and disinfect your cat’s litter box with the magic of hydrogen peroxide. Dump out the litter box and wash with hot, soapy water. Then spray liberally with hydrogen peroxide. Lastly, replace with clean litter.

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18. Minor cuts

This is pretty well-known but it works. 3% hydrogen peroxide cleans minor cuts. However, it’s been stated that it can also slow the healing of wounds. Thus, it’s best to use it on tiny cuts.

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19. Clean grout

Grout is pretty unsightly stuff. To spruce it up, make sure it’s dry and then pour hydrogen peroxide onto the area. Allow it to sit for a couple of hours before coming back and scrubbing with a brush and soapy water.

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20. Disinfect sponges and dishrags

Your sponges and dishrags put in a lot of work for us. It’s only right that we help them along the way. Simply soak the used sponge or rags in hydrogen peroxide. You can also spray them instead when they’re in the sink or the tub. When they foam up, you’ll know it’s working!

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21. Clean kids toys

It’s no secret — kids love to put things in their mouths, leaving a trail of drool behind them. Gross, we know but it’s life! To keep your kids safe, wipe down their toys with hydrogen peroxide every now and then. Allow them to air dry.

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22. Clean fingernails

This is actually quite simple! Just mix 3-4 tablespoons of 3% hydrogen peroxide with a 1/2 cup of water. Then, soak your nails (get comfy!) for about 2 minutes. Next, grab a soft brush or cotton ball and scrub. Make sure to keep dipping the brush or cotton ball. Lastly, rinse!

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23. Clean algae in aquarium

Our fish are our family so we always try and keep them safe from danger. Algae is one of the most common dangers to our pet fish. To clean the aquarium without harming the fish, add 3% hydrogen peroxide using a syringe or dropper directly onto the algae, if possible. Do this for 5 minutes. Use about 60 ml of hydrogen peroxide per 250 liters (66 gallons) of water.

The algae will dilute rapidly.

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24. DIY Toothpaste

While baking soda is great for a toothpaste, hydrogen peroxide is as well! If you’re in a pinch, this combo will work wonders! Don’t forget to use water when doing so!

Do not swallow the peroxide!

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25. Sprout seeds

To help sprout healthy seeds you can allow them to soak in 3% hydrogen peroxide for 20 minutes before planting them. This helps to soften their outer coating to begin the germination (growing) process.

You can also just spray with the hydrogen peroxide after it’s been planted when you moisten the soil. Use 1 part hydrogen peroxide to 32 parts water.

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26. Clean makeup brushes

Bacteria loves to grow on those brushes! Soak the brushes in 1 cup of water with 1 teaspoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide.

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27. Kill mold

If you have mold, make sure to have a humidifier and air conditioner in your home. Mold can cause health problems with those who have asthma and allergies. Just apply hydrogen peroxide to the area and wipe clean.

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28. Clean reusable bags

It’s important to keep your bags clean in between trips to the grocery store. All you have to do is spray them with hydrogen peroxide in between uses. That’s it!

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29. Hide roots

If you have bleached blonde hair you can hide your roots when they start to show. All you have to do is dab it on and let it sit for about half an hour and rinse out.

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30. Clean the refrigerator

It doesn’t take long for the fridge to get a bit messy. Even when you can’t see them, germs are there. To keep them at bay, simply spray your fridge with hydrogen peroxide and wipe it down.

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31. Yeast infections

This one has been debated for some time. Yes, it’s true that hydrogen peroxide can kill yeast. However, it might not work on every species of yeast.

Instead of douching with hydrogen peroxide (don’t do that!), add it to a bath. The water will help dilute the solution. Just don’t use it for an extended period of time.

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32. Shine floors

To keep your floor shining just add 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide to 1 gallon of hot water. Then, mop, or wipe, away!

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33. Clean shower curtains

Shower curtains can get moldy and full of mildew and soap scum in between washes. To prevent this, toss your shower curtain in the washer and then add 1 cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide to the rinse cycle.

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34. Combat toothache

Hydrogen peroxide can help that nagging toothache and even heal bleeding gums and reduce plaque. Simply mix equal parts 3% hydrogen peroxide and water. Use it as a mouthwash and do not swallow it.

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35. Disinfect toilet bowel brushes

Disinfecting your toilet brush is easy. Just make sure to purchase one that comes in its own (enclosed) holder. Just pour hydrogen peroxide in it and set your brush inside.

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36. Disinfect lunch boxes

Lunch boxes go out with us everyday. Therefore, it’s going to pick up a thing or two. To keep them clean, just spray it down with hydrogen peroxide.

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37. Bathroom spray

Whether you’re cleaning your mirrors, showers, or countertops, hydrogen peroxide is great for cleaning your bathroom. Just spray down the bathroom and allow the hydrogen peroxide to sit for several minutes. Then, wipe away!

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38. Mouthwash

Did you know that hydrogen peroxide helps get rid of bad breath? It gets to the root of the problem by killing the bacteria that causes it. Just use the 3% hydrogen peroxide as a regular mouthwash.

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39. Clean humidifiers and dehumidifiers

We literally breath in what the humidifier kicks out. But if it doesn’t dry in between uses, it can create mold. To prevent this, run a cycle with 3% hydrogen peroxide mixed in. Just use 1 pint for every gallon of water.

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40. Foot fungus

If you’ve noticed fungus on your feet, try spraying 50/50 hydrogen peroxide and water onto your feet at night. Then just let them dry. Or try soaking them in water and hydrogen peroxide instead.

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41. Washing dishes

To give your dishes an extra boost while in the dishwasher, just add a couple of ounces of hydrogen peroxide to each load. You can even do this when washing the dishes by hand. Your dishes will be cleaner than ever before.

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42. Plant doctor

Plants can grow fungus. To ward it off, use a diluted hydrogen peroxide solution. Mix 1 pint of water and 4 teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle. Spray regularly on plants.

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43. Sanitize toothbrushes

Every once in awhile it’s okay to use a bit of hydrogen peroxide onto your toothbrush. Just place the bristles in a cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide solution (enough to cover the bristles). Allow to sit for 5 minutes and then rinse well. Lastly, shake off any excess water.

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44. Get rid of odors

If your towels, linens, and clothes are starting to smell, try using hydrogen peroxide. Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide. Allow them to sit for about 15 minutes and then wash regularly.

Only make sure to do this with light colors!

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45. De-skunk your pet

If your pet is sprayed by a skunk, hydrogen peroxide can help! Just mix 1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup baking soda, 1 teaspoon dish detergent, and 2 quarts warm water. Work the mixture onto the fur.

Note: keep in mind that hydrogen peroxide is a type of bleaching agent. Do not let this sit on the fur for long. Also, it’s best to wear gloves when treating your pet with this solution.

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46. Treat colds

While there really isn’t a cure for a cold, hydrogen peroxide can help alleviate symptoms. Try putting a couple of drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide in each ear.

Note: This doesn’t replace going to a doctor!

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47. Calluses and corns

If you have hard calluses that are causing you pain, use hydrogen peroxide to soften them up. Just soak them in hydrogen peroxide and water.

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48. Toilet bowl cleaner

To clean your toilet with hydrogen peroxide, just pour half a cup of it into the toilet bowl and wait for 20 minutes. Lastly, scrub clean.

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49. Smelly and stained tupperware

This should come as no surprise. It seems like hydrogen peroxide can be used just about anywhere to clean and disinfect. Simply soak the tupperware in hydrogen peroxide and water for a day. Then, rinse when done. Scrub as needed.

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50. Remove armpit stains

For this, make sure your shirt is machine washable. Then, mix 1 part 3% hydrogen peroxide, 1 part baking soda, and 1 part water. Rub the solution into the stain and let sit for at least 30 minutes. Then, use a soft-bristled brush to loosen any leftover residue. Finally, wash as usual.

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Here Are 50 Fantastic Was To Use Plastic Storage Bins In Ways You Never Expected

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You surely have one or more plastic storage bins at home. Well, they are undoubtedly useful and you can use them in many ways. Apparently, it’s the best thing where you can keep small objects at home including little toys like legos, art supplies, and many more.

Amazingly, you can also use them as decorations. You just need to apply your creative side in modifying them.

If you want to know more storage options in using this functional object, you’ll surely enjoy the following slides.

1.Eye-catching Drawers For Kids

Any kid would surely love this creative drawer. It’s colorful and it looks fun! If you want to add this to your kid’s toy room, visit DIY & Crafts for more details.

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2. Planters

Large, plastic storage bins work perfectly as planters. If you plan on using them as a permanent planter, make sure to drill a few holes in the bottom for drainage. You can also paint them to go along with the rest of the decor in your outdoor areas.

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3. Lego Storage

If you or your child loves Legos, then create a wonderful storage solution using storage bins that allow you to store your Legos by color. Start by getting an Ikea Trofast storage system. This allows you to quickly slide bins of various sizes into the cabinet’s guide rails. Then, label each bin with letters spelling out the color of the bricks inside.

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4.Toybox

A mom on Facebook shared how she come up with a cute toy box for her daughter’s room using store bins, adhesive, some fabrics with design and porch rail caps. Check her post here.

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5. Personalized Shoe Storage

An easy-to-use storage solution for shoes if you have multiple kids is personalized shoe storage. Take a set of drawer bins and add the picture of the child to the drawer containing their shoes. Place the whole setup in a closet. This also works great with other items.

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6. No-Sew Seating

If you live in a small space, turn your unsightly large, plastic storage bins into additional seating. All you need are two large storage bins with lids, a long piece of plywood, some foam batting, and the material you want to cover the seating with. Look here for more info.

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7. Gift Wrapping Storage

If you need an area to store your gift wrapping supplies, use a set of drawer bins. Either write or attach decals to each drawer signifying what it holds. This allows you to keep your wrapping paper, gift bags, tags, and other items separate.

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8. Overhead Garage Storage

If you have carpentry skills, put them to use by constructing an overhead storage space in your garage using a large piece of plywood and some boards. Once in place, use large storage bins to store items in this often unused space.

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9. Overhead Storage Bins

Another storage idea for an overhead area in your garage or other areas in your home is utilizing overhead bin brackets. Once in place, slide your storage bins into place to get them up and out of the area of foot traffic. When choosing bins to use, look for those with sturdy lips.

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10. Worm Bin

If you like to garden or fish, you can raise your own worms using two plastic storage bins, one taller than the other. The idea is to give the worms a place to grow while allowing you easy access to them. Check out EPA.gov for more information.

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11. Backyard Water Fountain

Now, this is quite the plastic bin transformation — plastic bin to a fancy zen-looking water fountain. This is a perfect DIY backyard project for garden lovers everywhere. It’s affordable, aesthetically pleasing with clear instructions provided by The Garden Glove.

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12. DIY Vanity

If you have a young daughter or niece, make her a vanity using two plastic bin drawers, some plywood, and a mirror, along with a few other items. This beautiful piece of furniture should look great in a girl’s bedroom. Check out It’s Not Always Black and White for instructions on this great project.

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13. Cat Tower

If you have some large, plastic bins, turn them into a play area for your cats. Stack them on top of each other, and secure them using a hot glue gun. To make them accessible, cut an opening in the front of each bin and fill them with fabric for your cats to lay on.

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14. Ottoman

If you need a place to put up your feet after a hard day at work, then repurpose a large plastic bin as an ottoman. First, attach padding to the lid of the bin. Then, cover the bin with some fabric matching your decor. Finally, place it in front of your favorite chair.

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15. Cover Them in Fabric

To make a storage bin look nicer, cover it in fabric. If you plan on using them in your home, choose a fabric with a design that goes with your decor. Then apply the fabric using Mod Podge glue. Great fabrics to use include old towels, linen, or fabric you buy from the store.

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16. Christmas Ornament Storage

This is a genius DIY creation — ornament organizer (try saying that 10 times fast). This is an easy and incredibly wallet-friendly way to keep your ornaments from breaking, cracking, and scratching. It requires a plastic storage bin with two rods drilled in longitude style. From there, you’re ready to hang your ornaments for safe keeping until next year’s holiday festivities come around. The full details are on Craptastic.

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17. Bench Seating Storage

If you find yourself with a seating area with room underneath, consider adding a storage bin or two to act as storage. To make the bins blend into the surrounding decor, cover them with a matching fabric, as detailed in this tutorial.

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18. Wheeled Storage

In addition to wrapping your plastic storage bins in plastic to make them more appealing, you can also place wheels on the bottom of them to make them easier to push around. This idea works great when using the bin to clean up after kids.

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19. Organizer Totes

You can take small, plain-white totes and turn them into stylish organization totes for your home. Paint the tote in the color you want, and add some leather strips to the side of the tote. You can find the project at Love, Create, Celebrate.

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20.) Yarn Organization

You can also fill some plastic storage bins with yarn. You can place them in a storage system, such as the Ikea Trofast storage system. You can also divide your yarn according to color, just make sure to mark the outside of each container so you know which bin contains which color.

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21. Jewelry Organizer and Transporter

For jewelry lovers, sellers, and makers, this plastic bin transformation is for you. Necklaces and bracelets often get into a tangled mess on a day-to-day base. It’s almost impossible to untangle the cluster of chains when it comes to traveling from place to place. This jewelry transporter will help you stay organized and tangle-free. Drill a few holes on the side, and insert metal pegboard hooks. Decorate your jewelry transporter on the outside using colorful duct tape, cloth, or tissue paper!

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22. Board Game Organizer

If you are a lover of board games, you might find yourself short on storage solutions. To combat this, place plastic storage bins on a shelf to store your board games in. You can even store games for your kids lower down, while storing the adult board games higher up.

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23. Makeshift Craft Room Storage Idea

If you are like many crafters, you probably find yourself with leftover bits of materials and other items. To store these extra materials, take an old dresser and remove the drawers. Next, stack smaller plastic storage bins with your supplies. You can even label them to make it easier to find what you need.

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24. Wall-Mounted Storage

To take advantage of the vertical storage space the walls in your home provide, consider installing a storage system that utilizes plastic storage bins. These systems have metal brackets sticking out from the wall that allow you to slide a storage bin into place.

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25. Office Supply Storage

If you have a set of storage drawers, you can repurpose it to hold your office supplies. Label the outside of each drawer so that you know what is inside. Best of all, you can decorate each individual drawer, giving your storage a more vibrant feel.

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26. Top-Entry Cat Litter Box

Top loading litter boxes cost a few pretty pennies, which doesn’t seem worth it given that your pretty penny will be dedicated to your cat’s toilet business. Plastic storage bins serve as great litter boxes for all cat lovers. Grab a box cutter, duct tape, stair-tread carpet, and your storage bin will be ready to be “litterfied.” The full details are on The Baroness.

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27. Hamster House

Your hamster can live a luxurious lifestyle in a three-story plastic storage bin building. Sounds like a dream come true for any furry gerbil. They can eat, nap, play, sleep, and exercise on any floor they desire. Find the full guide to building a hamster mansion on Consumer Queen.

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28. Medicine Organizer

If you have a lot of different medicine you need to take, keep it organized using a small plastic bin drawer. You can label each drawer as to the type of medicine it contains, including medicine for your stomach, allergies, and other medical issues.

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29.Battery Storage

If you keep different type of batteries on hand, store them in a small plastic bin drawer so you always know where they are. To help you quickly determine what type of battery each drawer contains, make sure to label each drawer.

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30. Component Storage

Just like with batteries and medicine, a small plastic bin drawer is a great storage solution for electronic components. Make sure to label each drawer as to what it contains. Some of the different component types include audio, video, USB, and networking.

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31. Decorated Drawers

Plastic bin drawers tend to be unsightly and seldom match your decor, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Snag some decorative tissue paper, napkins, glue, scissors, and an hour of your time to transform your plastic bin drawers to be IKEA worthy. Scope out Pinterest for design inspiration!

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32. Art Supply Storage

You can also use a small bin drawer to store your art supplies. Whether you like to paint, draw, or some other medium, these small drawers allow you to divide up your supplies according to color and type. You should also label each drawer so you can quickly find what you need.

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33. DIY Party Trays

This idea can help liven up your next party. Take some medium to small plastic storage bins, and decorate them for the theme of your party. Next, fill them with snacks and set them out on the table.

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34. Yarn Box

For all the knitters, sewers, and craft lovers, this one is for you. All it takes is poking a few small holes into the lid of your plastic bin and you have yourself a new yarn box, color-coded and organized to any style you’d like, courtesy of Infinite DIY.

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35. Fancy Toy Box

Add a fancy toy box to your living room! Plastic bins may make moving easy, but as decor around the house … not so much. Its plain looks and dull colors will seem out of place in a nicely decorated home. It doesn’t take much to dress up a plastic bin to match the style of your house. All that is required is your choice in burlap fabric and wrapping paper, which can be easily found at the dollar store or your local Target. Check out Creative Dominican for the step-by-step details for this toy chest upgrade.

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36. Toolbox

Some toolboxes are quite expensive. Its price ranges from $10 to $90. So if you want to save some bucks, you can use your spare storage bins at home to properly keep your tools.

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37. DIY Pretend Grocery Store

If you already purchased toys for a pretend grocery store for your kids, you can make it a bit more extra using your old storage bins. You can use hot glue to stick the cash register toy on top of it.

You can check this post for the full details.

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38. Stylish Container

If you want a new addition to your decorations at home and at the same time save some space too, you can use a fabric with a cute design to cover your store bin.

If you’re curious about how the maker of this adorable container did this, check Saleena Marie‘s blog.

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39. Storage With A DIY Pegboard

Imagine having a storage box with a pegboard, sounds cool right? The good news is – it’s possible to make. Feel free to visit Hometalk for the whole procedure to create this project.

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40. Under-the-Bed Storage

Take advantage of the extra space beneath your bed by making under-the-bed storage using nothing more than a plastic storage bin and some caster wheels. You can attach the wheels to each corner of the bin using a drill and some screws. Find the complete tutorial here.

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41. Hanging Storage Bins

If you have lots of stuff at home and you no longer have more space to store them, you can buy a few storage bins and do this project from Instructables Living. They made the bins hanging so they didn’t occupy too much space.

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42. Furniture

I’m amazed by how Engineer Your Space turned two plastic storage bins into an outdoor DIY bench. Look at how they created it beautifully. If you’re interested to try it, check their blog here.

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43. Addition To Your Kid’s Play Kitchen Set

If you’re thinking how to upgrade your kid’s play kitchen set and you have some extra storage bins at home you would surely love to do this project by Clever, Crafty, Cookin’ Mama. For sure, your child would love the new addition to her kitchen.

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44. Seating Area

A DIY fanatic Diana created an amazing seating area out of a storage bin. She used foam batting and fabric to make the whole thing, and of course, the storage box. If you’re like me who would surely try this, check Diana’s blog.

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45. Light Fixtures Holder

Do you want to spice up your light fixtures at home? Don’t be shy to try this. Just get colorful plastic bins and hang and flip them upside down to hold the light fixtures.

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46. Laundry Room Storage

We don’t want our laundry area to be messy so using storage to organize the detergent and other stuff is a must.

If you want to make it more beautiful you can try this hack by The Kim Six Fix.

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47. Tree Baskets

Basically, you need any type of plastic storage bins for this project. Just cover it with a burlap fabric to achieve this look. For the whole procedure, visit Simple Made Pretty.

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48. Attic Storage

If like many homeowners you have an attic in your home, utilize it for extra storage space. One idea is to build a set of shelves on which to stack plastic storage bins around the perimeter of your attic. This gives you a perfect area in which to store your holiday decorations.

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49. Table Vase

Do you have a drawer at home and you have no idea how to make it look stylish? Why not turn it into a table vase by adding a straw mat on it. Check the full procedure on Single Girl’s DIY.

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50. File Organizer

It’s the job of storage bins to organize things and you can use it to organize almost all things that exist under the sun – including your files at home or in the office.

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After seeing these tips, you now know what to do to your extra storage bins at home. Of course, you can always use them the way you want. Feel free to share your hacks with us too!

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Trending Slow Cooker Bread Recipe Costs Almost Nothing To Make

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Baking pieces of bread sounds intimidating, isn’t it? Lots of people, including you for sure, know that it’s not an easy task.

Most of the time, we enjoy eating bread but making it is another story.

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Viral Bread Recipe

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This recipe has been making rounds on social media because it is very easy to make. It’s perfect for beginners as well as those people who find using an oven arduous.

You just need a slow cooker to make this.

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All thanks to Danielle Luttrell, the woman behind the recipe of a homemade bread using a slowcooker. She generously posted the recipe online and helped lots of moms who want to bake bread.

Here are what you’ll need to achieve it:

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  • 1–3 tablespoons of sugar (add more if you prefer a sweeter bread)
  • 3 teaspoons of active dry yeast (this is considered for the conservative side)
  • 6 cups of whole wheat flour (or 3 cups whole wheat & 3 cups all-purpose flour)
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 cup of warm water
  • 2 cups of warm milk
  • 2 tablespoons of melted UNSALTED butter

It’s important to remember that the measurements listed in each ingredient are ideal for a regular-sized slow cooker.

Here is the procedure:

  1. You’ll need a big mixing bowl or any container that is large enough. Then, stir the 1/2 cup of warm water, 1–3 tablespoons of sugar, and the 3 tablespoons of yeast. Of course, you can definitely decide the level of sweetness of your bread, you can add more sugar if you want it sweeter.
  2. Leave it for 5 minutes until you see froth forming on top.
  3. While you’re waiting for it, place 2 cups of milk and 2 tablespoons of butter in the microwave and let it warm.
  4. Then, add the milk and butter to the yeast mixture.
  5. In your standing mixer, slowly add the 6 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of salt, and 1 teaspoon of baking powder. Make sure to mix them all together. After that, knead the dough. (If you want to use a dough hook, feel free to do so. But make sure to finish it off by hand-kneading for about 5 minutes.)
  6. Make a ball out of the dough and line your slow cooker with parchment paper. Then, let the dough rise.
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7. You’ll need to set the slow cooker temp to High while the timer should be set to 2 to 2.5 hours. Don’t forget to check the loaf every 7-10 minutes until the top has a sponge-like consistency. Keep in mind that it should still spring back and there should be no moisture on top. You should achieve nice golden-brown color.

8. If you are like us who want a crunchier top-crust, the key is you’ll need to stick the loaf under the broiler for a couple of minutes. Of course, you don’t like it to get burn so it’s important to keep an eye on it.

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It’s nice that recipes like this can be easily found on social media. Undeniably, this makes our lives a lot easier. If you’re saving some bucks, this could also help you because it’s cheaper than buying from bakeries.

Above all, it’s always more satisfying to eat bread when it’s warm and fresh from the slow cooker.

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15 Ways To Repurpose A Wheelbarrow For Your Garden

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Wheelbarrows are great for helping us to get things done in our gardens.

But they can also make for some pretty great decor.

Take a wheelbarrow that has seen better days and turn it into an adorable focal point for your home or garden. There are plenty of ways to repurpose that old wheelbarrow into a beautiful work of art.

Here Are 15 Spectacular Ways To Repurpose A Wheelbarrow For Your Home Or Garden:

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1) Wheelbarrow Party Favor Holder

Having a garden themed party? Fill a wheelbarrow with some dirt and flowers and leave space in the middle for your favors. Glue packets of seeds to popsicle sticks and place in the dirt. Make a sign inviting people to take a packet of seeds home from your wedding or party.

 
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2) Wheelbarrow Creature

You can turn your old wheelbarrows into funky little creatures. It takes some tools and some serious imagination but it can be done. I’d imagine there would be a lot of soldering and drilling involved.

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3) Address Sign

Want an address sign that’s bold and grabs some attention? Repaint an old wheelbarrow and paint your house number on it. People will definitely be able to spot your house number this way.

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4) Garden Fountain

Use wheelbarrows to create a gorgeous water feature in your yard. This one uses two wheelbarrows that are stacked. Get the tutorial here.

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5) DIY Portable Grill

Need a portable grill? Make one with a wheelbarrow. Just toss some coals or wood in the wheelbarrow and place a grill on top.

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6) Christmas Tree Stand

Looking for a unique Christmas tree stand? Use an old wheelbarrow. It makes a great rustic outdoor holiday decoration.

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7) Outdoor Chair

Why buy an outdoor chair when you can make one? Create yourself a funky place to sit with an old wheelbarrow. Get the directions for this project here.

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8) Coffee Table

You can create an amazingly unique coffee table with your old wheelbarrow’s base. Just remove the bucket part, level with a piece of wood, and add your table top. Get the tutorial here.

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9) Wheelbarrow Cooler

Don’t buy an expensive cooler that you’ll just have to clean out. If your wheelbarrow is in pretty good shape (without any paint chips or rust), you can use it as a cooler. Just fill it with ice and toss your drinks in.

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10) Fairy Garden

A wheelbarrow is a perfect place for a fairy garden. Just fill with some rocks, dirt, or moss, and add figurines to create a whimsical scene. Get some wheelbarrow fairy garden ideas here.

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11) Sandbox

Your old wheelbarrow can provide hours of entertainment for the kids. Just fill it with sand and toss in a few sand toys. Just make sure there isn’t any flaking rust or paint.

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12) Planter

Let your wheelbarrow serve as a beautiful focal point in your yard. Paint your wheelbarrow a pop of color, add some soil and plant flower in it. Use it as a beautiful planter. Find wheelbarrow planter ideas here.

13) Bench

Want a bench that’s easy to move around? Make a wheelbarrow bench. Follow the tutorial here.

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14) Mosaic Decor

Make your wheelbarrow look pretty. Turn it into a stunning mosaic piece. Learn how to mosaic here.

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15) Fall Display

 

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Turn your wheelbarrow into an autumn display. Fill it with gords and corn and other fall stuff. You can also jazz up the wheelbarrow itself. Learn more here.

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