4 Creative Uses for Spare Pillowcases

If you find yourself with a spare, don’t sleep on its potential. Transform it with one of these four handy hacks.

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Sheet Storage

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Stack folded bedsheets inside a pillowcase so you can retrieve whole sets easily. Also—voilà!—you’ll have a tidier closet.

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Fan Duster

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Neatly remove grime by sliding a pillowcase over a blade, clamping it between your hands, and slowly sliding it off. No dust showers for you!

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Child’s Smock


Snip holes for head and arms in the seamed end. Your kid can slip it on when finger painting, playing with slime, or generally making a mess.

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Delicates Wash Bag

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Place undergarments in a pillowcase and knot the end before washing to minimize pilling, snags, and damaged hooks and eyes.

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