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Fun Ways to Recycle Poise Thin-Shaped Pads – Plus DIY Wreath #RecycleYourPeriodPad

By Upliftingfam @upliftingfam

Fun Ways to Recycle Poise Thin-Shaped Pads – Plus DIY Wreath #RecycleYourPeriodPad

Summer is here and today we spent some time cleaning up the house. I don’t think my kids were to thrilled with me but it is something that needed to be done. So I headed off to Walmart to pick up some cleaning supplies and drain cleaner. The kids distracted me and I totally forgot a few things, including paper towels and swiffer pads for my mom. But thankfully, I found the perfect alternative underneath my bathroom counter. My kids started looking at me a bit weird though (see below).

This afternoon my youngest son accidentally spilled some water on the kitchen floor. I quickly grabbed a Poise® Thin-Shape pad and went to work cleaning up his mess since I forgot the paper towels. I grabbed the pad because I didn’t want to dirty up another towel (it takes quite a bit of electricity to run the washer/dryer). I tossed the pad on top of the liquid and used my foot to clean it up. It worked like a charm. It was super absorbent and took care of the accident quickly.

Cleaning Up Water Messes

While on the way home from Walmart, I also noticed that the back window of our SUV was super dirty. Like I mentioned earlier, I forgot paper towels on my trip. So I decided to grab another Poise® Thin-Shape pad and the bottle of glass cleaner. My daughter followed me so I had her help me with this task.

 See the photos below for my side by side comparison. I just sprayed the glass cleaner on the back window and went to work. The poise pad did a great job removing the dirt and now I can safely see out my back window.

Clean Dirty Car Windows with Poise Pads

Next on our cleaning list was cleaning the bathrooms and cleaning the tile floors in our home. My oldest son came to me and asked where the Swiffer® cleaning pads were. I told him, “to look in the laundry room above the washer.” He said, “I know mom the box is empty.” Doh, someone left the empty box in the laundry room so I didn’t know that we were out. I told him to go grab another one of those Poise pads from under my sink. I peeled the sticky stuff off the back of the pad and stuck it on the Swiffer® WetJet® mop. He gave me a funny look but hey it worked like a charm.

The wrappers around the Poise® Thin-Shape pads were very soft and I immediately thought of something that I could make for the house. I grabbed a few supplies for this project:

  • hanger or another wreath wire
  • wire cutters if your using a hanger
  • scissors
  • Poise® Thin-Shape pad wrappers
  • Twist tie or craft wire

DIY Wreath Using Poise Ultrathin Pad Wrappers


I cut the hanger and formed a circle. Then I took the twist tie because I didn’t have any craft wire and I tied the two hanger ends together. Carefully, open the individual wrappers so that you don’t tear them. Next lay them flat and cut them in to three sections lengthwise. Then cut the lengthwise sections in half except for two strips(save these for later use). Then start tying the individual strips on the hanger or wreath wire. Complete until you have covered it with all of the strips. Use the two long strips to create a hanger for your wreath. This would be perfect for a baby shower. You can add a few baby items to it.

DIY Wreath Using Poise Pad wrappers

About Light Bladder Leakage

Did you know that most women often use regular maxi pads for Light Bladder Leakage (LBL)? I know that since I have had children, I have occasional LBL especially if I sneeze with a full bladder. Every time it happens I usually say  “uh oh” or “oh crap”, then I run off to change my clothes.

If you have LBL, don’t be embarrassed because it happens to roughly 45% of women in America. Gasp!! That is a lot of women and I am included in that stat. Whether you experience bladder leakage when you cough or sneeze, unknown times throughout the day, or if it comes pouring out when you stand up or get up from laying down, Poise has you covered. I once thought that this issue was strictly something that elderly people faced; however, that is just a myth. LBL is known to happen in people who are younger than 40 years old.

Grab your free sample by clicking on the image below:

Poise Sample

What are some other fun ways that you can think of to recycle or alternative use for your period pad?

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