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Uses for Egg Cartons

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Egg cartons can do a lot more than hold eggs. Check out these uses for egg cartons:

1. Store Christmas Ornaments

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Photo © Erin Huffstetler

Protect your delicate Christmas ornaments by storing one in each compartment of an egg carton.

2. Organize Drawers

Empty egg cartons make perfect drawer organizers. Stick a couple in your desk and a couple more in your junk drawer to tame the clutter.

3. Wrap Food Gifts

Surprise someone with a dozen tasty treats. Mini cupcakes, muffins, cookies and candies all fit beautifully inside of an egg carton.

4. Wrap Small Gifts

Tuck a dozen small gifts into an egg carton. Wrap each one separately to make the fun last as long as possible.

5. Plant Seeds

Save up a bunch of egg cartons, and use them to start your seeds.

6. Make Fire Starters

Grab some cartons, dryer lint and wax, and make your own fire starters:

7. Use as Packing Material

Protect breakable items that you need to ship with empty egg cartons. They're light-weight, so they won't add much to your shipping charges, and they'll do a good job of padding the contents of your box.

8. Give Them to a Farmer

Pass your empties on to a friend or farmer who has chickens, so they can be filled with eggs once again.

9. Craft

Pull out the scissors, glue and paint, and use empty egg cartons in your next craft project:

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