Four Smart Ways to Use Bed Sheets

No bed sheet lasts forever, but what do you do with the ready-to-retire sets? Instead of tossing them, keep 'em around – they can solve all sorts of problems! Here are four smart ways to reuse bed sheets:
Note: If none of these second uses jive with you, consider donating old bed sheets to your local animal shelter – they’re usually looking for more!
Prevent Paint Stains. The Beach Glass Gray you chose for your living room may look awesome on your walls, but it’ll be less fantastic splattered on your floor and furniture.
Move Furniture Easily. That heavy chair sitting in the corner would look way better on the other side of the room. Or so you think.
Make a Pillowcase. Are those paisley sheets a little too bold for your new bedroom decor? Or is it time for your little one to graduate from SpongeBob sheets, but he or she isn’t quite ready to let go?
Protect Wood from Flower Pots. A home full of potted plants is great for your health, but not always so great for the wooden surfaces below the pots.

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  • Ruthie Ruthie on Apr 16, 2014
    If they are still good all around, I keep them and give them to family members. When worn out, I use to replace pillowcases, make shoe bags to protect expensive shoes, cover coats and evening ware not used regularly, make sock bags, jewelry sachets, plastic bag keepers and put in the garage and kitchen and make some to neighbors. I re-use it alright!
  • Linda Skinner Linda Skinner on Dec 18, 2014
    I tear them into strips and crochet rag rugs from them. They are beautiful.