In the past week I’ve shared why I keep my family’s sheets and towels instead of buying new ones – and I’ve explained how I reuse and repurpose our old towels. But how do I repurpose old sheets?
If one of the sheets in my sets rip – or the elastic on a bottom sheet stretches out and just won’t stay on a bed, what do I do with my leftover flat sheets?
- One easy solution is to use your old, stained or mismatched sheets as paint dropcloths. Sure, you could buy plastic dropcloths at the hardware store – but why buy more disposable plastic products? Sheets work really well.
- Sheets can make excellent tablecloths for every day use. Or if you’re handy with a sewing machine, you can cut sheets into squares and transform them into cloth napkins.
- If you have young children, drape a sheet over a table (card tables work great!) and you have an instant tent inside your home.
- During my childhood summers, my mom made a playhouse completely out of sheets in our backyard. After she strung clothesline between several trees, we hung up my great-grandmother’s old sheets for a three-room house, complete with a living room, bedroom and a tiny triangular bathroom. With green, leafy treetops as our roof, I loved the way the white walls would billow in the breeze. Because the sheets were so old, it didn’t matter if anything happened to them. Without a doubt, my sheet playhouse was my favorite thing to do on summer vacations.
Please give me some more ideas – how do you reuse your old sheets?
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