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5 More Things To Do with Pantyhose

Pantyhose are great untill they tear, right? Wrong. Put those pantyhose to use with these fun new ideas.

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Got some panythose lying around? Think they’re out of fashion, or just not practical? Here are some fun household uses that can really put your pantyhose to work.

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1. Buff Your Shoes

Bring out the shine in your freshly polished shoes by buffing them with a medium-length strip of pantyhose. It works so well, you may retire that chamois cloth for good.

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2. Bundle Blankets for Storage

For an effortless and foolproof way to keep blankets and quilts securely bundled before they go into temporary storage, wrap them up in large “rubber bands” made from the waistbands from your used pantyhose. You can reuse the bands year after year if needed.

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3. Make a Pot or Dish Scrubber

Clean those stains off your nonstick cookware by making a do-it-yourself scrub pad. Crumple up a pair of clean old pantyhose, moisten it with a bit of warm water, add a couple drops of liquid dishwashing detergent, and you’re good to go. You can also make terrific scrubbers for dishes – as well as walls and other nonporous surfaces – by cutting off the foot or toe section, fitting it over a sponge, and knotting off the end.

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4. Patch a Hole in a Screen

Don’t invite the bugs in for a bite; use a small square of pantyhose to temporarily patch that hole in your window screen. You can secure the patch by simply applying some rubber cement around the hole before pressing the patch in place. When you’re ready to fix the hole with a piece of screening, peel off the nylon and the glue. If you want the patch to last a bit longer, sew it onto the screen.

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5. Hold Mothballs or Potpourri

Looking for an easy way to store mothballs in your closet or to make sachets of potpourri to keep in your dresser drawers? Pour either ingredient into the toe section of your recycled nylons. Knot off the contents, then cut off the remaining hose. If you plan to hang up the mothballs, leave several inches before cutting.