I’m a pillow fanatic and have (had) pillows strewn all over the place. Instead of taking pictures in my trips, I picked up art and pillow covers. In doing my Annual De-Clutter-Get Rid of Stuff- Spring Cleaning- I realized my pillow days were over. So what to do will all these pillows, especially the pillows from places of which I have fond memories.
The most environmentally friendly thing to do:
- Continue to use your pillow
- Reuse as much as possible
Top 20 Ways to Reuse Pillows
1.) Recover and make new pillows
2.) Make a Kids Dress (Threadbanger)
3.) Empty for trick or treat bags
4.) Make and use as Reusable bags
5.) Use as storage or protection for pictures and other flat items
6.) Make Rice packs for muscle soothers
7.) Give to Pet as a new bed
8.) Use as a Rag Bag
9.) Patch Jeans or make decorative touches on other clothing/craft items
10.) Use a Gift Wrapping
11.) Use as liners for wicker clothes baskets
12.) Make a Skirt- Open up the seamed side and add in elastic or a drawstring or a zip. No hemming!
13.) Reuse Stuffing for Shipping and Packing
14.) Keep in Car – for trash, kids toys, maps, gym stuff
15.) Use as storage for kids toys, balls, legos and games
16.) Donate to Homeless Shelters
17.) Reuse Stuffing for Kids Toys
18.) Reuse for Pet Toys and Beds- watch your pets they might eat the stuffing.
19.) Reuse for Pillow Fights
20.) Cut apart and make 2 travel pillows.