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Here Are 29 Creative Ways To Give Kitchen Trash A Second Life

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This is how you can give peels, stems and wrappings a second chance, without having to throw them away.

1. Coffee Grounds

Once a week, mix grounds in your conditioner for smoother, shinier hair.

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2. Celery and Lettuce Stumps

Both of these delicious foods can be regrown from their stumps. Just add water!

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3. Sprouted Potatoes

White and sweet potatoes that have sprouted eyes can be planted in soil (or water!) to regrow new veggies.

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4. Egg Cartons

You can use these bizzare shaped containers to keep ornaments safe or store golf balls.

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5. Citrus Peels

Add fresh peels to smoothies for extra fiber and nutrients.

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6. Milk or Juice Carton

Make a little birdhouse or a piggy bank.

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7. Onion and Garlic Skins

Onion and garlic skins actually hold more nutrients than the flesh, so get the most from these aromatics by using them to make homemade soup stock.

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8. Watermelon Rinds

Watermelon rinds can be made into delicious preserves as well as pickles.

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9. Celery Leaves

Eat them just like you would the celery! Add tops to soups, stews, or smoothies or use as an edible garnish.

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10. Banana Peels

Rub them on your skin to relieve the itch of rashes, psoriasis, and insect bites. Rub the pithy side on shoes and silver to polish naturally!

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11. Broccoli Stalks and Leaves

Eat them! Raw, chopped stalks make a great addition to fresh salads, while the leaves can be cooked and eaten like cabbage.

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12. Scallion (Green Onion) Stubs

These can easily be regrown in a jar of water. Snip just the tops for an endless supply!

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13. Butter Wrappers

The little bit of butter still clinging to the wrapper is perfect for greasing your baking pans! Just fold and keep in the fridge until needed.

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14. Wine Corks

Use them as tiny succulent planters. Glue many together for a DIY corkboard. Or bathmat.

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15. Kale Stems

Add to smoothies or juice for added nutrients and fiber.

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16. Apple Peels

The acidity in apple peels can remove stains from aluminum pots and pans.

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17. Almond Pulp

Simply spread out in a thin layer and allow to dry. Then grind into almond flour for gluten-free baking!

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18. Pineapple Tops

With a little patience you really can regrow a pineapple from the crown, which is typically discarded.

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19. Fruit and Veggie Pulp

Mix it into smoothies for added nutrients or use it to make delicious breads.

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20. Coffee Filters

Cut and use as emergency muffin tin liners.

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21. Egg Shells

Grind and add to pet food as a calcium supplement.

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22. Meat Bones

Steep in a crockpot overnight for delicious homemade broth full of healing nutrients.

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23. Pickle Juice

When the last pickle is eaten, simply refill the jar with fresh cut veggies and wait a few days. Instant pickles!

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24. Mesh Fruit Sacks

With a few tweaks, these mesh sacks become DIY pot scrubbers.

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25. Paper Towel Rolls

These rolls have a plethora of uses around the house. The cord organizer just happens to be my favorite!

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26. Parmesan Cheese Container

Wash and dry these containers, then fill with any seasoning or product (like Borax or baking soda) that needs to be sprinkled.

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27. Onion or Potato Sacks

Use as a unique gift wrapping, a sack for kids toys (like blocks), or a DIY laundry bag.

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28. Apple Cores

These and other fruit cores/rinds can be used to make delicious fruit scrap vinegar.

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29. Carrot Tops

Blend the greens into homemade pesto or you can even regrow them from the stumps!

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