Prescription bottles make a handy organizing tool
15 Ways to Use Prescription Bottles
guest post by Diva
My husband takes several prescription medications, and all those empty prescription bottles can be re-purposed in some pretty useful ways. After removing the labels and washing and drying them thoroughly, try some of these ideas:
- They can be used to hold various sizes of coins. This is a great way to take quarters to the laundromat.
- Put a small object inside like a paper clip or marble for an entertaining, rattling pet toy.
- Keep small game pieces like dice, etc. all together when not in use and store in the game box.
- Use as disposable watercolor brush water cups.
- Transport small amounts of condiments like salt, pepper, sugar, creamer, etc. on picnics. Label with a permanent marker.
- Keep a few of your favorite teabags in a bottle to stash in your purse or desk at work.
- Make a small portable sewing or first aid kit by adding a few basic small necessities.
- When traveling, take a few cotton balls, put a drop or two of your favorite perfume on each one, and stuff into a bottle. Take one out each day and dab on pulse points. You can also tuck the cotton ball inside your bra.
- Use as a travel container for earrings and other jewelry.
- Organize small office supplies like paper clips, push pins and staples.
- Use as popsicle molds.
- Store a girl's small Barbie accessories like shoes (a non-childproof cap would work best for this) in them.
- Use as a Valentine or just-because romantic gift for your sweetie. Fill an empty bottle with conversation hearts and make a cute label instructing them to take one as needed for "love sickness" or a similarly mushy message.
- Keep a few coins and some rolled-up bills for emergencies in a bottle in the glove compartment.
- Let the kids make a tiny "time capsule" of a family vacation or other fun adventure. Collect sand and shells from a beach trip or small rocks, dried leaves and twigs from a camping trip or nature hike.
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