Have you ever thought about repurposing an empty toothpaste tube? Me neither, until today. And if you’re thinking I’m going to provide you with a list chock full of brilliant ideas, well then you may be disappointed. After scouring the Net, I found only 3 truly useful (or at least creative) ideas for reusing a cleaned, empty toothpaste tube.
3 ways to reuse an empty toothpaste tube
Knife and scissors protector. This would be useful for the one-off knives lying in your kitchen drawer (as opposed to the ones in your knife block, if you have one). This is especially handy if your kitchen drawers are prone to rummaging by little hands. To make your knife or scissors protector, cut off the cap end of your toothpaste tube. Wash and dry the tube completely. Place the open end of the tube over your knife and voilà — instant protection!
Pen holder. Following the same instructions as above, you can turn a toothpaste tube into a pen holder that works well when tacked to a cork board in your office or a peg board in your garage.
Money hider. This one gets the prize for most creative. The next time you have a need to hide a wad of cash, clean out an empty toothpaste tube (do not cut the tube– it must stay in tact). Once dry, roll up your bills and insert them into the empty tube and replace the cap. To retrieve your money, you’ll need to cut off the end of the tube. I’m thinking this would be useful for travel, keeping a rainy day stash or hiding money from your spouse (kidding on that one folks).
Have you repurposed an empty toothpaste tube? Tell us about it!
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