Ways to Use Old Tea Bags – Make Tea Bags Useful
A Reader from Nampa, Idaho Writes:
“I have loads of old tea bags. Are there any ways I can use them or should I just throw them away?”
Tea bags have many uses other than making tea to drink. Here are some ways to use old tea bags without simply throwing them in the trash…
- Tea bags work well for tea dyeing craft and sewing projects.
- If you have curtains or a tablecloth with colors that are too bright for you decorating scheme, you can tea dye them that give them a pretty muted look. This works especially well for the country or antique look.
- I also keep moistened tea bags in a plastic bag in the freezer or fridge. When I have a headache or my eyes are burning, itching or just puffy from eye strain, I lie with one tea bag on each eye for ten or fifteen minutes. It really is soothing.
- Use used herbal bags in your rice while you are cooking it to give a nice taste
- Use moistened used tea bags on sunburns or bug stings
- In your potting soil for fertilizer
- To deodorizer things. Stick them in a closet, inside of shoes or just sitting out in a bowl to absorb odors.
- If baking soda has failed for those burnt on pans try some used tea bags with hot water and let them soak awhile.
- Tea bags are a great degreaser. They use to be used all the time in a bucket of water to mop floors with.