7 Alternative Uses for Credit Cards
All too often, using credit cards can result in at least a little bit of debt, unless you’re extremely financially savvy and pay off your credit card balances in full at the end of every month. If you’re getting fed up with your credit cards, you might be pleased to know that they can actually be used for a multitude of other things as well as for funding purchases. I’ve listed below some interesting and practical ways for you to use your credit cards when they expire or just when you’re sick and tired of them.
- Car windscreen scraper
It’s so annoying when you run out of de-icer or you can’t find your traditional windscreen scraper on a cold and frosty morning. Instead of running the risk of being late to your destination you can use your credit card instead! It will happily tackle the ice on your car windscreen so you can be off on your merry way. Whilst we’re on the subject of scrapers, you can also use your credit card as a wallpaper scraper too.
- Guitar pick
If you’re musically talented, a guitar pick is something that you might use frequently. Never buy another guitar pick again because you can cut at least three out of a credit card. Not only will this save you a little money but you’ll also have some really jazzy looking accessories for your guitar.
- Fashion jewellery
Credit card jewellery is all the rage these days. At least, you’d think it was looking at the huge variety of jewellery items you can make on Pinterest from recycled credit cards. From fan-dangled earrings, to chunky bracelets and necklaces – you’ll be making a statement in more ways than one.
- Replacement remote control battery covers
Go on, admit it. You’re currently missing a battery cover from one of your remote controls aren’t you? The phenomenon of the missing remote control battery cover is widely seen in many households globally – no-one knows how they end up being lost or indeed why they are never to be found again. It’s good to know then that you can trim your credit card down to the required size to slot it into the back of your remote control. With a little bit of tape to keep it in place, you won’t have to worry about batteries falling out again.
- Mosaic art
Cut ‘em, trim ‘em, stick ‘em. Turning your credit cards into mosaic pieces of art can be a fun activity for the whole family! You can decorate photo frames, mirror frames, plant pots, bird tables and much more to create your own bespoke art with a difference.
If you run out of coasters, tape two credit cards together to form a unique coaster. With its embossed lettering, your creation will provide a good grip to hold your cup steady. Never concern yourself about coffee or tea rings on your favourite table again.
Be the envy of your work colleagues by sporting a high quality robust name label on your briefcase, handbag or locker. By cutting out the name strip on your credit card, you can easily create a very professional looking label that will last for a long time! Credit cards are also great for cutting into strips to make plant or seedling labels, you can either paint them white or use a white adhesive label to stick on over the strips ready for you to write on.
Can you think of any other ways to use credit cards?
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