In this era of credit crunches and frugality everyone is looking for ways to make their money go further and their things last longer. Now we all know the golden rules of increasing your hosiery’s lifespan (washing in a hosiery bag on a cool wash or by hand, not putting in the tumble drier or on radiators and using hosiery gloves to avoid snags), but the sad fact of life is that there will be day when a snag or stain means you have to say goodbye to your favourite tights.
Our newest recruit Lottie (pictured) has been modelling our kids’ tights, but in between she’s come up with our top ten ways to recycle your hosiery – so now you can be a frugal fashionista!
Ways to use tights that are broken:
- If you have a bug jar instead of putting a hole in the lid get part of a pair of your broken tights and put it over the top of the jar.
- If you have a little bowl with food in and you want to keep flies from getting to the
food then put part of the tights over the top with an elastic band their to hold it on.
- Put onions into one of the legs and hang them somewhere cool, to keep the onions nice and fresh.
- For some wrapping you can cut off one of the legs and wrap it around the present to keep it held together and maybe to give it a little decoration.
- You can use them with old paint to filter them to get all of the lumps out.
- If you need to tie something up then you can use a strip off the tights to tie it up.
- With the toe of the tights you can put crushed lavender in the end of the tights and put it in your wardrobe or your cupboard to make your clothes smell like lavender.
- A way to remove nail varnish is you put nail varnish into a container and put the tights into the container and then take out the tights and you can use the tights to remove the nail varnish.
- You can use the tights to clean surfaces or anything.
- If you drop something small on the floor then put the end of tights on the end of the vacuum and it will hover it up and it will stay in the tights.