There are many household items that we inevitably collect as we consume more and more of them. Perhaps one of the most popular ones is pill bottles. Everyone has a medicine cabinet full of prescriptions and pain medicines. But what do you do with the empty bottles? Some can be recycled and some cannot. So, why not put the non-recyclables to good use? Here are brilliant ways to repurpose those old bottles*:
*Also note to take off all of the labels so no one has access to your personal information and to clean and sanitize the bottles before you use them.
Travel Survival Kit
When you spend a day at the beach or a campsite you need to keep specific necessities dry. This is a great way to store matches and band aids.
Store Shampoo or Lotion
This is a great way to store your shampoo or conditioner when traveling on an airplane. It should be the right size to make it through security too!
Hide a Key
This is probably my favorite way to use a pill bottle. Instead of the traditional “put your key under the doormat” hiding place, why not use a pill bottle! Put the key in the bottle, push the bottle all the way down in the dirt, and then put a rock over it. How clever!
Store Your Seeds in the Winter
Towards the end of growing season, collect all your seeds for the spring. You’ll be a step ahead of everyone else!
Car Money Kit
Sick of the loose change in your cup holder? These are great for storing cash for tolls or parking. They will even fit in your glove compartment without taking up a lot of space!
Ear Buds Holder
Stop untangling your earbuds and put them in a pill bottle!
Emergency Snack Kit
This is a great idea for people who have diabetes. In case your blood sugar is low, this is a handy way to store M&M’s and Skittles.
Mini Hair Kit
This is the last time you will have your bobby pins and clips laying around! It is also great to put in a purse.
Mini Ice Packs
Instead of buying ice packs just make your own! Fill the bottles with water and freeze.
Board Game Kit
Never lose a game piece ever again! Keep those tiny pieces and figures safe in a pill bottle.