8 uses for all the Free Maxi Pads you got this week

January 8, 2010

in Product alternative uses

At Rite Aid and Walgreens this week, Stayfree and Carefree were either free or money makers. If you stocked up on them and don’t know what you’ll do with all of them, here are 8 alternative uses for Maxi Pads.
  1. If you are potty training a child, it is very likely you have a training potty in the back of your vehicle. But what do you do with the output after they’ve gone. I know I normally would pour it into a grocery bag that I keep in may car, but then I always felt bag putting this bag full of liquid in a garbage can. Here’s a solution: Put a clean maxi pad in the bottom of the bag and it will soak up all the liquid.
  2. Make a pair of slippers with 4 Maxi Pads. These would be great for a gag gift. Get the directions here.
  3. Are you moving? Use them to pack your glassware.
  4. Use a Maxi pad as an ice pack. Just let one absorb water, place it in a plastic bag and freeze.
  5. Here’s another toilet training idea. If you have a little boy you are training to go standing up, wrap the bottom of your toilet in maxi pads. It won’t necessarily be pretty, but it will save you from having urine go under your toilet and maybe save a ceiling.
  6. Do you have cold air coming in under your doors and in windows? Stuff maxi pads where the weatherstripping is. This idea will save your money on your gas bill.
  7. Are your pipes dripping condensation? Wrap a maxi pad around them.
  8. Got a cut that won’t stop bleeding with a band-aid and don’t have any gauze? Try putting a maxi-pad on it and securing with tape. My parent’s did this to me when I had a very bad burn on my knee as a kid. It did keep the area clean and let it heal, but I was a bit embarrassed. To hide the Maxi pad, instead of securing it with tape, try an ace bandage.

So next time you see maxi pads free or as money makers, pick them up even if you don’t need them. There are other ways to use them than the normal use. You could also always donate them to a women’s shelter. I’m sure they’d be very appreciative.

For more alternative uses for other items you can get for free, such as shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, mouthwash and more check here.

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Deborah Golden October 6, 2010 at 11:49 pm

You can also have potty training children wear them in their underwear to avoid an all out peepee catastrophe. It has worked for us in a pinch when we didnt have a pullup diaper.

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Christy January 10, 2010 at 5:11 am

I just had to read your suggestions …I think my children would rather die than wear a maxipad as a bandage!! You can also use them to dust with.

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The Coupon "High" mom January 9, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Thanks AC for letting me know. It should be fixed now. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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A C January 9, 2010 at 7:22 am

The link for alternatives uses for other items doesn't work for me. It says requres google account to access?!?!

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Colleen January 8, 2010 at 9:40 pm

I enjoyed your article today on different uses for maxi pads. When my boys were younger they put them to good use. I came home one day to find their wooden bunk beds lined with Maxi pads across the middle board to protect their heads when they were jumping from the dresser to the lower bed (if their feet hit the floor, crocodiles would get them). They were so pleased with this great idea they asked if they could keep them up. Now they are both in college and I love reminding them of this great invention!

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