When you make eggs, what do you usually do with the leftover shell? Throw it away, right? What if we told you there are oodles of uses for that empty shell that you've never thought of? OK, this is it. This is us telling you. How many of these funky ways to reuse egg shells have you tried?
Your fowl friends will gladly peck away at your leftover egg shells! Not only that, but the shells are a great source of calcium that your chickens need to lay healthy eggs themselves.
Some of us love bitter coffee, while others can't stand it. Boil some egg shells and place them in your coffee to kill some of those more bitter notes.
Sprinkle some egg shells in your garden to keep unwanted pests out -- slugs and other soft-shelled creatures don't like crawling over the sharp pieces.
Gone are the days of wasting money on expensive gardening cups to plant your produce in. Instead, hollow out an egg shell and use it as a calcium-boosted home for your seeds.
All you need are crushed egg shells, flour, hot water and food coloring to make your own sidewalk chalk that is sure to impress the neighbors.
Throw some egg shells into your pots before scrubbing them with a sponge -- the shells will break up and become abrasive to the dirt and stuck-on grime.
Place egg shells and some lemon slices in a lingerie bag before adding it to your white wash cycle. Those dingy shirts will be glowing in no time.
Put an egg shell in the freezer before using it to sharpen your knives. Be careful, though, and make sure it's frozen solid before trying this.
Let some leftover egg shells dissolve in apple cider vinegar for a few days before rubbing the solution on sore muscles or joints.
Pulverize leftover egg shells and whisk them in with an egg white for a skin-tightening face mask. Allow it to dry completely on your skin before washing it off.
Is your coffee pot or favorite mug stained from daily coffee drinking? Crush up some egg shells and put them into the pot with water before letting it sit overnight. The calcium will dissolve the stain, making it look good as new!