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Being Green – Many Uses for Your Empty Coffee Can

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ID-100114179Before you toss your empty coffee can in the garbage, think reusable and help the environment

Here are some great uses for that empty coffee can.

Easier way to Crochet or Knit
If you like to crochet or knit, your coffee container can provide a tangle free ad clean yarn to work with. Simply place the yarn ball in a clean can and poke a hole in the plastic lid to pull the yarn through.

Don’t Clog The Drain
Keep leftover grease out of the drain by pouring it into an empty coffee can. Put it in the freezer and once full take to the garbage.

Storage for Dry goods and household items
Beads, buttons to nuts and bolts you collect, can go into the coffee can as well as containers for rice, pasta, and other dry goods. Put a label on the can and store.

Do you compost?
Keep an empty can in your kitchen on the counter of under the sink. Add your scraps and the lid will hold in any odor. Once filled take to your compost pile.

Grow Plants and Flowers
Put a few holes in the bottom of the can and add soil and seeds. Use the plastic lid for drainage on the bottom.

Coin Collector or Piggy Bank

Decorate the can and use it as a coin jar for the family or just for you. Toss in spare change for a family project or a new treat for yourself.

Decorate your cans with drawer liner paper, or a project for you and the kids.

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Author: Maggies Mentions

Mom of two who loves crafts, DIY, gardening and cooking. Finding ways to make life a bit easier and stress free to share and hopefully help someone else have a good day.

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