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Stop Tossing Old Egg Cartons - Expert DIYer Shares 15 Nifty Ways To Use Them Around The House
Do you know of any other great ways to use old egg cartons?
D.G. Sciortino
12.15.17

Most of us go through at least one egg carton a week. But we don’t think twice before tossing them out into the garbage once they are empty. But you might want to think twice next time you’re about to throw one out. These containers can be upcycled and be pretty handy around your home.

Here are 15 uses for old egg cartons:

1) Sort Baby Socks

Baby socks are adorable but tiny and can get lost or separated from their twin sock pretty easily. Try placing a pair in each slot of an egg carton to keep them together.

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2) Snack Tray

You can use an egg carton as a snack tray for your kids to prevent them from spilling their snacks all over the place.

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3) Laptop Stand

Use egg cartons to boost up your laptop.

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4) Ribbon Sorter

Egg cartons can be used as a nifty ribbon sorter. Just poke a few holes in them.

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5) Nail Polish Sorter

Place your nail polishes inside of an egg carton to prevent spillage from making a mess.

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6) Paint Tray

Pour paints into an egg carton to make a mess-free and disposable paint tray.

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7) Jewelry Organizer

Keep your jewelry organized, especially the little pieces that can get lost, by placing items inside of an egg carton.

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8) Refrigerator Organization

Place an empty egg carton inside your refrigerator and use it to sort items like mustard bottles to prevent them from leaking into your fridge.

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9) Sewing Kit

You can turn an egg carton in a sweet sewing kit.

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10) Ornament Storage

Store Christmas ornaments in an egg carton so they don’t break.

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11) Office Supplies Organizer

Keep your tacks, paper clips, and other itmes in an egg carton to keep these items from spilling out into your desk.

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12) Bird Feeder

Fill an egg carton with bird seed and use some rope or twine to hang your DIY bird feeder from a tree.

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13) Hardware Organization

Never lose another nut or bolt again by placing these little bits and pieces inside of a milk carton.

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14) Seed Starter

Use an egg carton as a seed starter. When your seedlings are ready to be planted you can just plant the entire egg carton into the ground. It will disintergrate and won’t need to be removed.

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15) Arts and Crafts

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There are tons of arts and crafts projects that you can make with egg cartons. You can get a bunch of ideas here.

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By D.G. Sciortino
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D.G. is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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