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Uses for Left Over Pads, Tampons, etc? Uses for Left Over Pads, Tampons, etc?

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Unread 02-10-2009, 09:59 PM
Uses for Left Over Pads, Tampons, etc?

Oh, these ideas are great! I was wondering what I would do with mine! I needed a good chuckle, not laugh just yet, still healing from Jan. 12th LAVH.
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Unread 03-22-2009, 05:11 PM
Ideas: what to do with boxes of Tampons

Hey princesses, Here's a thought. We're all grieving over losing our uteruses for different reasons. I've been trying to think up things to do to help me process the grief. One of the things I thought up was to do something special with the boxes of tampax I have left unused.

What would you all do with your boxes of tampons, etc?

Here's my ideas: to take them to a homeless shelter.
Or to take them to a battered womens shelter.

OK, now the fun part. Who can think up funny things to do with them?

Use your tampons to plug up the drain in the bathtub so you can take a nice hot bubblebath with the tub as full as possible...

Use your Kotex to wax the car with once you're better

ok princesses your turn...
Unread 03-22-2009, 05:24 PM
Uses for Left Over Pads, Tampons, etc?

We have a ridiculous tradition in our neighborhood of having a "welcome to womanhood" party for any of our daughters who start their periods. It is given by the current teenagers, passing on the tradition to the newest member of the tribe. While the new young lady feels a bit awkward at first, by the end of the party, she realizes she is in a sisterhood and all report later that it actually helps them to feel supported and loved. As part of the celebration, we insert a tampon on top of a cake and light it like a candle. Crazy, I know. But it works for some reason!
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Unread 03-22-2009, 06:21 PM
Uses for Left Over Pads, Tampons, etc?

One could dip tampons in colour and hang them in a tree for Easter. Or I guess Christmas. Disgusting, I know, but funny too.

Pads you can use to replace Post It notes. You need a good thick marker to write on them, but then you can put them on the fridge door etc to remind you friends and family about important things.

Maxi pads are also good as guest slippers.
Unread 03-22-2009, 06:30 PM
Uses for Left Over Pads, Tampons, etc?

Some additonal ideas are included in this recent thread:

After my TAH/BSO I brought my assortment of leftover pads and tampons to an evening "female friends only" get-together and dinner at my sister-in-law's house...and they got snapped up fast! Particularly in these tough economic times, most everyone appreciates a freebie here and there.
Unread 03-22-2009, 09:21 PM
Uses for Left Over Pads, Tampons, etc?

There's a craft page out on the web for tampon angels. Works best with Tampax.
Unread 03-23-2009, 07:17 AM
Uses for Left Over Pads, Tampons, etc?

I have seen the tampon angels--too funny. I can't believe that I used the LAST tampon in the house with my last period. What are the odds of that? I didn't even think about it when I bought the last jumbo box at Costco. Good thing I had a lot of pads tho--still spotting. Hopefully I will be able to donate all of my Poise pads that I had to wear while exercising!!!!!!
Unread 03-27-2009, 10:00 AM
Re: Ideas: what to do with boxes of tampons

Oh hey, how about tying maxi pads to your feet and using them to wax the floor with? Or taping them together with colorful tape and making a long roll for you window sill to keep out the cold weather?

Or, cutting up your tampons so they're all fluffy and stuffing throw pillows with them. Needlepoint some kind of clever saying for the pillowcase!

Hee hee hee thanks princesses for helping me laugh, I've been having a pretty rough go of it lately!
Hugs all round!
Unread 03-27-2009, 10:20 AM
Re: Ideas: what to do with boxes of tampons

mark on some eyes with black marker and if you are feeling really creative [or bored] make some tiny ears, tie some extra thread onto the string and use them as pretend mice to tease your cat or a friends cat if you havent got one!
Unread 03-27-2009, 12:21 PM
Re: Ideas: what to do with boxes of tampons

If you have a local womens shelter I am sure they would appreciate a donation of your pads or tampons. They are so expensive!

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