Tuesday’s Tip: Upcycle Underwear Packaging

We are getting ready to potty train our toddler. And I refuse to start the process until we have accumulated at least 30 pair of panties/underwear. This might sound like an abundance of panties/underwear but our method for potty training is cold turkey, or as I prefer to call it 3 days of Hell (when potty training a little girl) and 5 days (when potty training a little boy). So the question is what to do with all those panty/underwear packages?

I always try to repurpose packaging, wrapping, old items etc. and give them a new life and underwear packaging is no exception to this rule. I have found that they are great methods to organizing kids’ small toys and/or accessories, such as Barbie clothes and shoes (I get so sick of stepping on Barbie shoes), small Legos (another item I dread stepping on…those things are vicious), Mrs. Potato head’s accessories (I know they can be stored in the butt, lol! That sounded horrible, let me rephrase, stored in Mrs. Potato head’s butt, but for some reason we are always losing her bottom piece….I really hope you have a clue about what I am referring to otherwise I might sound a little nuts, haha.), and there are so many other ways to get organized with panty/underwear packaging.

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For some more fun ways to upcycle items checkout 50 Creative Ways to Repurpose, Reuse and Upcycle Old Things.


What do you upcycle?

4 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Tip: Upcycle Underwear Packaging

  • I repurpose diaper boxes–I turn it into my donation box so I am also decluttering every time I buy diapers :p

    Shoe boxes always become small toy storage and organizing! We also use an old shoebox to keep our bird/fish supplies neatly together on the shelf.

    Old bed sheets that are still in good condition get remade into things like curtains, pillowcases, changing table covers, crib sheets, etc.

    We had a door on our closet that was in the way so we took it off and turned the wood into a shelf for storage lol

    I cleaned out and took the label off a Parmesan cheese container and turned it into a toy to help Izzy work on her fine motor skills (she is still slightly behind from her heart failure days–gross motor she caught up quickly, though!)–you get a bunch of straws and she has lots of fun putting them in through the holes. She also likes to shake them back out 🙂

    We are constantly repurposing things 🙂

  • You and I have a very similar approach to potty training! When I potty trained my son two years ago, I only had 10 pairs of underwear. Needless to say, I was doing at least two loads of laundry/day! Since I only have one child, I had to grasp at straws when it came to coming up with enough laundry for a load, so that I wouldn’t run out of underwear. I washed all kinds of things that rarely get washed, like stuffed animals! (I also repurpose the underwear bags.)

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