Lifestyle Tip #5 : The Multiple Uses for Old Tights

Lifestyle Tip #5 : The Multiple Uses for Old Tights
I’m pretty sure that by now most of us are keen recyclers, if I can find another use for something that has broken I’m always happy about it.
I didn’t realise just how many uses there were for laddered tights so have always thrown them out.
Fill your tights with Pot Pourri or Lavender to keep your cupboards smelling nice, or fill with moth balls to prevent damage to clothing in storage. I chose to cut both feet off a pair or tights* and fill with Pot Pourri* to place in my shoe cupboard, it can get rather whiffy in there which I’m sure will get worse with the upcoming Summer season!
I tied my Pot Pourri sacks into knots and cut the excess off, which left me with a handy little hair band that isn’t too dissimilar to the ‘bump free’ hair ties that are appearing everywhere at the moment.
You can also use tights to rub cat/dog fur off your duvet cover. My tights are a magnet for cats hair so I can see how this would work so well!
Another very handy tip is to cover the end of your hoover with tights, secure with an elastic band and hoover the floor to try finding lost small items such as earings. The item will be picked up without being sucked into the hoover.
I am pretty sure that there are many other uses for redundant tights, do you have any to share?
I am bringing these tips to you as part of Zanussi’s #EasyTeam – visit their¬†Facebook page¬†for more tips.




  1. 3rd March 2014 / 6:58 pm

    Nice upcycling. I love upcycled tights …crafty me (zingzingtree) has a couple of posts upcycling them. And just love the top tip about using them to help find lost small things with a vacuum cleaner. Brilliant

    • 5th March 2014 / 8:26 pm

      I've never thought of upcycling tights before this. The small things tip is pretty clever! x

  2. 3rd March 2014 / 7:34 pm

    Excellent tips – I especially love the vacuum cleaner idea, genius! Your ideas a lot a more creative than mine – I wash them, cut them up and use them as dusters!

    • 5th March 2014 / 8:27 pm

      It is very clever! Using them as dusters is a lot more than I have done before now. x

    • 5th March 2014 / 8:27 pm

      I always used to too, will re-think now! x

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