If someone in your house regularly takes medication, empty pill bottles may have accumulated in your home. Throwing these out is actually not a good idea because they are not recyclable. In fact, recycling centers don’t usually accept items made out of the plastic that pill bottles are made out of. Pharmacies don’t reuse them either. As a result, throwing out pill bottles would only contribute to the ever-growing plastic problem on earth and will devastatingly harm the environment. If you want to take part in helping out nature even in just a simple way, repurpose empty pill bottles instead of throwing them out. Turn them into something useful and practical so they won’t clutter up your home and the environment. Here are eight ways you can reuse empty pill bottles for something useful. Remember to take off the labels and wash the pill bottles thoroughly before repurposing them.
- Hidden Key
Under the doormat and under a plant pot are very obvious places to hide a key. Hiding your house key in such places makes it very easy for potential robbers to enter your home. On the other hand, not hiding a key outside your home will make it hard for you if you accidentally lock yourself out. As a solution, you can hide a key in an empty pill bottle with a rock glued on the lid then place it in a planter box within the soil to make it look invisible to unknowing eyes.
- Mini Survival Kit
If you’re going camping, hiking, travelling, or swimming, you can keep a bunch of small necessities dry by storing them in an empty pill bottle. Some things you can include in the mini survival kit are matches, tissues, toe warmers, toilet paper, and the likes.
- Lotion Container
If you’re traveling for a short period of time, you can pour some of your lotion into a thoroughly cleansed, empty pill bottle so that it occupies very little space on your bag. This method will work for shampoos and conditioners as well.
- Small Items Storage
Small items can be very hassling to store. Keeping them in drawers or on desks will most absolutely make the space messy or disorganized. If not, these small items will mysteriously disappear. Keep them organized in one place using empty pill bottles. Jewelries, bobby pins, hair ties, and the likes can all use an empty pill bottle storage area. Decorate the outside of the bottle to make it look presentable rather than concerning.
- Beauty Essentials Organizer
Empty pill bottles can make very efficient organizers for all of your beauty essentials. Keep some pill bottles on your vanity or desk and then place your brushes, lipsticks, eyeliners, mascaras, eyebrow pencils, and more in them. Separate each type of beauty essential into different bottles to keep everything organized.
- Sweet Prescription
For a cheesy yet adorable gift to your partner or friend, you can fill a thoroughly cleansed, empty pill bottle with their favourite sweets or candy. You can even add the prescription label as a finishing touch that will surely make the recipient smile.
- Coins Storage
Place some change in an empty pill bottle then keep it in your car’s glove compartment or door cubby so you can easily reach for some coins when the need arises such as for toll fare or garage parking.
- Potion Bottles
If you’re looking for a fun decoration or party favour for your next party, you can make a bunch of potion bottles using empty prescription bottles. Decorate the bottles any way you want and paint them to achieve a more convincing look. You can even fill the bottle with some homemade slime or water with food colouring to serve as the “potion.”