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25 Ways to Reuse Pantyhose

Repurposing worn-out stockings gives you a leg up on saving money

Sachets: Put a little potpourri in a length of pantyhose, tie it off at both ends, and use it to keep closets and dressers smelling sweet. Or, fill them with a few mothballs to prevent clothes damage during storage.

Stuff a pillow: Cut pantyhose into strips and use them to stuff toys or pillows.

Replace a torn pair in a pinch: If she has a run in the left leg and a matching pair with a run in the right, my wife sometimes cuts off her bad legs (so to speak) and doubles up, wearing two layers of panties with a good leg attached to each. God, I love that frugal woman.

Avoid the draft: Fill pantyhose with kitty litter to make your own "draft dodgers" for sealing off cold drafts coming under doors and windows.

Protect veggies in the garden: Put pantyhose over vegetables such as melons, pumpkins, and squash while they’re still growing to protect them against pest damage without using chemical pesticides.

Packing peanut storage: Foam packing peanuts can be neatly stored in a pair of pantyhose to keep them from flying all over the house. Cut a hole in the toe and tie it off with a twisty seal for easy peanut dispensing when you’re ready to use them.

Pantry storage:  Store potatoes, onions and garlic in pantyhose and hang them in the pantry to promote good air circulation that makes veggies last longer.

Homemade bungee cords:  The elasticity of pantyhose makes them perfect all-purpose tie-down straps. Tie a metal S hook from the hardware store on each end for a homemade bungee cord. Or, just cut off the waistband and use it as a giant rubber band to keep garbage bags from sliding down into the can.

Lint removal: Use old pantyhose like a mitten to remove lint and pet hair from clothing and upholstery rather than using a lint brush. The mitt will also remove deodorant residue from clothing.

Soft scrubbers: Try pantyhose to scrub tile and other surfaces where you're afraid of scratches. They’re also perfect for applying polishes to silver, brass, gold and other easily scratched metals.

Stop mold and mildew: Put a little kitty litter in pantyhose and place in closets, shoes, luggage, dressers, etc. to reduce mold and mildew and absorb moisture.

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