It’s a new year and that means it’s time to clean out your closet! Over the winter, we tend to gather more clutter than usual, especially within our wardrobe.
Fortunately, instead of throwing out your snagged tights, you can repurpose them! There are tons of ways to reuse tights in your everyday life and one of my favourite ways is for storage.
So get ready to clean out your closet and organize the rest of your home.
Here are 5 ways to use tights for storage!
1. To store your holiday wrapping paper...
There’s no easier way to store rolls of wrapping paper than with an old pair of tights. It’s as simple as cutting the waist of your tights off and sliding the roll into the leg. You might even be able to fit two rolls in one leg.
2. To store your camera...
You always want to be extra careful with valuable possessions like your camera. If you’re storing it for longer than a week, store it in a pair of tights to keep it safe from dust and other debri. What’s more, tights can also be used as a camera lens cover. All you need is a small square piece cut from the leg. Place the fabric over your camera lens and secure it with a rubber band.
3. To store your shoes together when travelling...
Tights are perfect to keep your shoes together when travelling! Since tights are so stretchy it’s easy to slip a pair of flats inside one leg. This will keep your delicate shoes safe from rubbing against other items in your bag and it will make packing much easier.
4. To store vegetables like onions and potatoes…
No one likes to clean up onion shells and an old pair of tights is the perfect solution to store them and prevent a mess! It’s been told that storing onions separately in tights makes them last longer because if one goes bad there’s a knot between it and the next one.
5. To store and categorize your socks…
If you’re an organization freak like me, you categorize your socks. Tights serve as a great storage tool for this! Simply cut the thighs of an old pair and place a row of similar socks inside. They’re easy to see through and fit well inside of drawers.
How do you usually repurpose your tights?