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15 Surprising Uses for Ice Cube Trays

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Home & Organizing

1. Keep Your Office Supplies Organized. Have a ton of thumb tacks, paper clips, and the like? Keep them nice and tidy with an ice cube tray.

2. Stop Losing Your Earrings! Keep track of your earrings, and keep them together in an ice cube tray in your drawer. Rings, pins, and other small jewelry works well, too.

3. Collect the Random Things You Find in Pockets When You’re Doing Laundry. What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever found?!

4. Organize Your Junk Drawer. Tidy up all the random things in your junk drawer.

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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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2:52AM PDT on Sep 22, 2013

Oki, thanks.

2:50AM PDT on Sep 22, 2013

Thank you.

2:21PM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

Thank you, the soap mold idea could be very useful.

3:09AM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

Always knew you could do more than ice in them, thanks!

6:43AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

Freezing leftover coffee now to add to flavor appropriate drinks later. Water plants slowly with ice cubes (keep ice as far away from plants as possible). For acidic loving plants, try weak coffee cubes occasionally (watch carefully for signs it's too acidic). Fill with water to root many tiny cuttings with small footprint. Good "lid" if tray is to organize tiny items - use transparent shower cap or leftover-food cover with elastic on edge.

4:06AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

who knew

1:50PM PDT on Mar 19, 2013

dzięki za pomysły, szczególnie podoba mi się ta paleta do farb.

6:03AM PDT on Mar 19, 2013

I don't use ice cubes, but thank you anyway.

5:54AM PDT on Mar 19, 2013

Thanks

5:05AM PDT on Mar 19, 2013

ty

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