With the rising popularity of minimalism in recent years, owning multipurpose items for your home can help you have a minimalistic approach to your lifestyle. Whether you’re a fashionista, couch potato or a keen cook, there are multipurpose items that can be useful in every part of your home. Here’s our list of the best multipurpose items for your home.


Aluminium foil

A roll of aluminium foil has many uses. If you have pots and pans with stubborn stains, you can create a scrunched-up ball of aluminium foil to use as a makeshift scouring brush. Another way to use aluminium foil is as a bird deterrent. Birds don’t like shiny objects, so you can place some pieces of aluminium foil around your garden to keep birds away.

Finally, if you’re having trouble ironing creases out of your favourite outfit, try placing a piece of aluminium foil under your ironing board cover. This will help creases to iron out faster.


Glass food jars and empty candle holders

You can use empty food jars and candle holders to store things such as cooking utensils or small items in your bathroom such as cotton balls. If you have a green thumb, you can also turn empty jars and candle holders into small planters for growing small houseplants. In the dining room, you can use empty jars as a holder for cutlery.


Olive oil

Olive oil is a great multipurpose kitchen item. When you’re not cooking with it, you can use a small amount of moisturise severely dry skin. It’s also great as a furniture polish. Simply put some olive oil onto a dusting cloth and rub it over wooden furniture to make the surfaces look clean and shiny.



Old toothbrushes can be a great tool for cleaning small nooks and crannies in tiling work. If you have grout in your bathroom tiles, you can use an old toothbrush to clean out dirt. You can also use an old toothbrush to clean dirt from the soles of your shoes.


Storage ottoman

Furniture items such as ottomans are great for storing blankets and pillows, plus they provide comfort if you need to put your feet up after a long day. You can also use an ottoman as a makeshift chair when you have a group of people sitting in your living area.


This is just a small list of the many household items that have multiple uses around the home. To make sure more of your belongings serve multiple purposes, think about the different ways you can use an item before you buy it.

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