START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

10 Best Surprising Reuses of 2012

  • 1 of 11
10 Best Surprising Reuses of 2012


Some of the most popular articles on  Care2 Healthy Living involve creative ways to reuse everyday household items. And we like it that way — these kinds of posts embody everything we’re about: reducing waste and consumption, saving money, solving problems and being creative. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of tips and tricks in our archives. But there are a select few reuses  that really stand out from the pack. Click through for  our handpicked favorites from the past year.

Whether you read it on Care2 or figured it out yourself, what’s your favorite surprising use for everyday items? Let us know in the comments section!

Earlier: 6 Holiday Traditions Around the World

  • 1 of 11

Read more: Basics, Beauty, Conscious Consumer, Conservation, Crafts & Design, Crafts & Hobbies, Food, Green, Green Kitchen Tips, Health, Home, Household Hints, Non-Toxic Cleaning, Reduce, Recycle & Reuse, Surprising uses for ...,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


+ add your own
9:49AM PDT on Aug 25, 2014

Ok, thank you!

5:00PM PDT on Aug 15, 2014


4:16AM PDT on Aug 7, 2014

Hydrogen peroxide, that'll never work!

12:12PM PST on Dec 28, 2013

Thanks for Sharing.

6:34AM PDT on Oct 8, 2013


8:07PM PDT on Aug 25, 2013

Thanks for the ideas.

5:34AM PDT on Aug 25, 2013


3:46AM PDT on Aug 25, 2013

Make effective use of what we've got

6:09PM PDT on Aug 8, 2013

Thanks for the tips.
Good point Merelen K. And thanks for the extra tips other posts.

4:46PM PDT on May 22, 2013

Thanks for the great tips!

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Never have had a FaceBook page...and don't ever plan to have one...Thanks

Thank you for this info

For things like tooth brushing, nail clipping, leash training for cats, etc., start early!

I Cut Out All Sweets.


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.