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11 Surprising Uses for Egg Cartons

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11 Surprising Uses for Egg Cartons


For years, I’ve been saving egg cartons for my musically-inclined friends — the cartons are supposed to act as a sort of cheap, DIY soundproofing. Well, it turns out that egg cartons are not helpful at all in that arena, and may actually make the noise louder than it would have been otherwise. Uh oh! So what am I to do with the three months worth of egg cartons sitting under my sink? It turns out that there are plenty of options. Click through to read about great ways to reuse egg cartons.

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Organizing and Storage.

1. Pack Fragile Ornaments. Keep this one in mind for the holidays. Store your small, delicate ornaments in a tissue paper-lined egg carton for safekeeping.

2. Organize the Junk Drawer and More. Beads, nuts and bolts, office supplies, little toy pieces, jewelry, sewing materials… You name it! Egg cartons are a great cheap and simple way to store all those little things you don’t want to lose.

3. Organize all that Stuff in the Laundry Room. Always finding loose change and other random stuff in clothing pockets? Keep it tracked and sorted by having an egg carton on hand in the laundry room.

4. Easily Store String. If you have some string in a drawer, all too often it ends up unraveling. Remedy that by placing the string on one of the center cones of an egg carton. Make an x-shaped slit at the top of the cone, and run the string through it. Voila — no more unraveling!

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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.


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3:06AM PST on Nov 16, 2014

Great ideas!! Thanks for the tips!

7:14AM PDT on Jul 27, 2014

Thank you

7:10AM PDT on Aug 26, 2013


7:22AM PDT on Aug 5, 2013

some really great tips. we use them for finger paint and reg paint...

2:02PM PDT on Jul 15, 2013


11:34AM PDT on Jul 10, 2013

Well, this should help in some way to recycling.

6:41AM PDT on Jul 10, 2013

We use it to buy more eggs at the market-place :)

10:27AM PDT on Jul 7, 2013

Shared, thanks. :)

6:47AM PDT on Jul 6, 2013

Grazie delle informazioni.

3:34AM PDT on Jul 5, 2013

Good ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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