5 Items From Your Kitchen To Use In Your Bathroom

5 Items From Your Kitchen To Use In Your Bathroom

Sarah Rae Smith
May 16, 2011

There are lots of things that can do double duty around the home, but in particular items from your kitchen can do great things in the bathroom. Curious to see what you can repurpose? We're willing to bet you have almost all the items already on hand!

1. Citrus Peels: Citrus peels and a little salt are a great way to clean sinks, tubs and that spot where the bar of soap sits and seems to get all slimy and weird. If you aren't into cleaning the second you have squeezed a lime for a drink or eaten your morning grapefruit, just toss them in a bag in the refrigerator and they'll keep for a week. Check out this tutorial at Re-Nest for more information.

2. Colander: This one is for parents only, but your kitchen colander can make bath time play a cinch. Use it to scoop up stray toys out of the water in one fell swoop. It will drain instantly and it can be set on the bath mat to catch and final drips, placed on the side of the tub (if yours allows), or even left in the bottom of the tub for next time!

3. Canning/Cracker Jars: Glass jars with lids can be used almost anywhere in the home, but they're especially handy in the bathroom. They're a great way to keep small items like cotton balls and Q-Tips sealed up, yet still looking attractive enough to keep on display. Larger jars can be used to hold soaps, towels or even bath salts. You can see how to make the hanging version pictured above over at Re-Nest.

4. Coffee Filters: Forget those small plastic storage dividers sold at stores, they might be inexpensive but they're never the right size for your needs, especially when it comes to bathroom drawers. Instead, try dividing out jewelry or makeup with coffee filters. They'll catch any dust and dirt keeping your drawer clean and make things easy to pull out to use. They'll conform to any shape (not just a circle) so make them work for you!

5. Baking Soda & Vinegar: We saved the best for last, but this dynamic duo can clean just about anything. Try cleaning your drains be adding a little vinegar first and baking soda after or using them independently of each other to clean the mirrors (with vinegar) and the sink (with baking soda and a small amount of water added to it).

Image: 1,4,5 Sarah Rae Trover, 2. Dana Velden for The Kitchn, 3. Liz Marie

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