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Don't throw them away: where to use old egg cartons in an original way

Anna OnishchenkoLife
Egg packaging

Egg cartons are usually used only once for their intended purpose and then thrown away. However, due to their practicality, environmental friendliness, and affordability, they can become the basis for many interesting and useful things.

House Digest has learned how to give egg cartons a new life.

By reusing egg cartons, you not only save money but also contribute to the environment.

Seedlings

Using egg trays to grow seedlings is an eco-friendly, practical, and affordable method that can make gardening much easier. Egg cartons allow you to grow plants in a controlled environment and easily transplant them into the open field.

Don't throw them away: where to use old egg cartons in an original way

Microgreens

Microgreens are the sprouts of edible plants and herbs. Having them on your windowsill is not only convenient but also very useful.

To grow them, you only need an egg tray, seed soil, and water. Plants usually take about two to three weeks to grow, after which they can be added to salads, omelets, and many other dishes.

Container for Christmas decorations

Winter decorations are used only one or two months a year, so it is necessary to pack them properly so that they do not get damaged while being in cramped boxes for months. Cardboard egg cartons are the perfect place to protect and store fragile Christmas decorations.

Organizer

Egg cartons are ideal for storing stationery, jewelry, thread, nails, paper clips, buttons, and other small items. Its shape makes it easy to store on shelves. You can also paint and decorate the box if you want to make it easier to find what you need.

Don't throw them away: where to use old egg cartons in an original way

Ice mold

You don't need to buy an ice cube tray. To save money, you can recycle the carton from your last batch of eggs.

Simply place plastic wrap in the egg slots, fill them with water, and put them in the freezer.

Laptop cooling stand

Modern tasks and challenges force our technology to work almost around the clock, so it's not uncommon for desktop laptops to overheat because their cooling system can't cope. One of the ways to keep your laptop from overheating and get better performance is to elevate it and allow air to circulate.

You can, of course, buy a special stand, but a more budget-friendly and equally effective option is to put your device on an egg carton.

Don't throw them away: where to use old egg cartons in an original way

Bird feeder

One of the easiest and most effective ideas for reusing cardboard trays is to turn them into a bird feeder. All you need is egg cartons, string or twine, and homemade or store-bought birdseed.

The palette

A compartmentalized palette is essential for painting with acrylics, oils, gouaches, and other paints, especially if they come in tubes. Of course, you can buy disposable palettes, but there's no need for that when you can repurpose something you already have at home.

In addition, during the creative process, you can use the recesses between the egg holes as a brush holder.

By turning ordinary cardboard trays into interesting and useful things, you will not only save money and preserve nature but also enjoy the creative process.

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