What do you do with your old pantyhose? The other day I was getting ready to throw out an old pair when it occurred to me that my grandmother probably had some really clever household tips for using them. I immediately sent an email to family members to see if they remembered any ways that grandma would use old pantyhose. I didn't think that I was going to get much of a response to the email, but to my surprise they were able to come up with 20 uses.
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- Skin – to clean, place soap slivers in an old pair of pantyhose. When you've collected enough, use it for next shower.
- Skin – to exfoliate, use pantyhose instead of a cloth or sponge.
- Deodorant – to remove residue from clothing, use a pair of pantyhose as a mitt and wipe it away.
- Lint – to remove, use a pair of pantyhose as a mitt and wipe the lint away.
- Metal – to shine, buff item with pantyhose.
- Scrubber – to make your own, pour a cup of used coffee grounds into the leg of a pair of old, pantyhose and tie off the end.
- Shoes – to shine, use a pair of pantyhose to buff them.
- Bunge Cords – to bundle items together, use the legs of a pair of pantyhose.
- Carpet – to find small, lost items, cover the hose of your vacuum with a pair of pantyhose.
- Flower Bulbs – to store, place the bulbs in a pair of pantyhose.
- Garden – to keep deer away, place hair that has collected in your hairbrush or from a recent hair cut in a pair of stockings and hang in your garden.
- Garden – to keep fruits from touching the ground, tie the plants up with the legs of a pair of pantyhose.
- Garden – to protect fruits and vegetables from bugs place pantyhose over squash and melons while they are still growing.
- Gift Wrapping – to store rolls of paper, place them in the legs of a pair of pantyhose.
- Hair – to tie back, use the waistband of an old pair of pantyhose like you would a hair tie.
- Onions and potatoes – to store, place them in the legs of a pair of pantyhose and hang them in a cool area to keep them from rotting.
- Pillows – to add stuffing, uses some old pantyhose.
- Soil – to keep it from eroding, line your flowerpots with pantyhose before filling with soil.
- Strainer – to make one in a pinch, use a pair of pantyhose instead of cheesecloth.
- Winter – to keep warm, climb into a pair or two of pantyhose before putting on your pants.
Do you have any household tips using pantyhose?
* If, by some small miracle, you worked at Amway in Ada, MI in the 1980's and were the person my mother loaned the notebook to, please Contact Me. The notebook is a small (aprox. 6"x9") black leather, 3-ring binder, and contains hand drawn patterns (teddy bear), recipes and household tips and tricks. It would mean so much to my family to have it back.