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Five reasons not to throw out old pillow cases: this what you can do with them

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Don’t throw away old pillow cases; they can be very handy!

You don’t lose them like you do with socks, but nevertheless old pillow cases often end up sad and alone in your closet. Maybe they’ve lost their colour or you no longer own the sheets that go with them. Before you know it you’ve got a stack of pillow cases you never use, because you only use those that go with a set. Don’t throw away these cases, though, because you can very easily repurpose them!

1. Cleaning

An old pillow case is the perfect cleaning attribute. Cut it open and then halve it and you already have yourself two cleaning rags. The soft fabric is well-suited for dusting, polishing the rims on your bike or car or using it as an old rag when you’re painting around the house.

2. Laundry bags

You should actually always wash your underwear in a laundry bag. Socks stay together with their siblings if you was them together in a laundry bag as well. There’s no need to buy expensive laundry bags when you can also use old pillow cases, though. Put your socks and your underwear inside a pillow case and tie it shut with a hair tie. That way, the clothes won’t get damaged when they’re being washed in the washing machine and you won’t lose any socks anymore. You can also use this trick to wash your sneakers: put them in a pillow case and then wash them in the washing machine. You’ll be protecting both your shoes and the machine.

3. Apron

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