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How to Use Your Ice Cube Tray in Creative Ways

Put your old ice cube trays to use by satisfying organizational needs around your home.


  • Step 1: Organize your drawers Organize your junk drawers with ice cube trays. Keep your stamps, paper clips, change, or rubber bands separated and easily accessible.
  • Step 2: Organize parts Sort your nuts, bolts, nails, and screws in an ice cube tray to help you find what you need when you need it.
  • TIP: You can stack trays and label the sides of the compartments with a marker and masking tape.
  • Step 3: Use as a paint tray Use your ice cube trays for holding different colored paints for your children to create their masterpieces.
  • Step 4: Freeze spices Freeze your favorite herbs by adding water to chopped herbs and freezing them in the ice cube tray. Defrost and enjoy when needed.
  • Step 5: Make soap Make the perfect sized hand soap for a gift or for your bathroom using an ice cube tray as your mold.
  • Step 6: Store sauce and stock Pour your leftover sauce or soup stock into your ice cube tray and freeze. Defrost when needed and enjoy again.
  • Step 7: Freeze wine Freeze wine and add a cube to your desired dish when looking for added cooking flavor.
  • FACT: Hip-hop and film icon Ice Cube won BET's "I Am Hip-Hop" award in 2009.

You Will Need

  • Stamps
  • paper clips
  • change
  • or rubber bands
  • Nuts
  • bolts
  • nails
  • and screws
  • Paints
  • Herbs
  • Soap
  • Leftover sauce or soup stock
  • Wine
  • A marker (optional)
  • Masking tape (optional)

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