Millions of plastic cards expire each year and aren’t of any use anymore. All of a sudden, that piece of plastic that has never left your side will not work anymore. The initial thought would be to cut the whole thing up and throw it out . However, what you might not know is that there are a variety of things you can do to turn that plastic card into something practical. Below we have listed a few of the things you can use your old plastic cards for.
It’s winter, and it’s the time of the year where you have to get up extra early in order to remove the ice from the car. If you don’t have any deicer, an expired credit card and some elbow grease can work effectively in scraping the ice away.
Similar to the ice scraper, but in warmer conditions, you can use that old plastic card to clean your pans and pots by scraping away any tough burnt on food.
General Cleaning Tool
It’s not only ice or dirty pans you can scrape – but all general kitchen dirt can be scraped! After baking, work surfaces can end up with sticky residue on that sets like concrete! A plastic card could be a tool to help you scrape every sticky bit of residue off sides and appliances.
You may now have the capacity to watch a full-length movie on your smartphone, but holding a phone for two straight hours can be difficult. Cutting out a credit card to hold your phone could help you just sit back, whether you are on an airplane or at home. There are plenty of videos on youtube to show you how!
Losing the battery cover of your mouse, or remote control can be an absolute nightmare – and finding a replacement online can be very difficult. Don’t want to keep grabbing your batteries off the floor every two minutes? You can use your old plastic card instead of using duct tape, rubber bands or twine; they are all poor solutions, and buying a whole new gadget would be very wasteful and totally unnecessary. By cutting the shape of the battery cover out of a flexible plastic card is a great solution.
Are you a gifted guitar player ? Or maybe you just like to play the guitar for fun? It can be an absolute nightmare when you lose your guitar pick. Luckily, you will not have to pay out any money in order to get a new guitar pick. An old credit card can be cut quickly and easily into a guitar pick shape.
Cables can clutter up the back of your desk quite easily. Cables tend to tangle easily and it can become an absolute mess. By taking an old plastic card and cutting out several circles in a line with cuts to the sides you can make an cable organiser to separate the cables. For long cables you can use multiple cards at different distances to keep them separate.
A shoehorn is not as widely used today as it once was. However, those that wear smart shoes know how tricky it can be to get your foot in. Having a portable shoehorn could be very beneficial. An old credit card can be converted into a shoehorn quite simply and easily – and fits in your wallet for extra mobility.
Using an old credit card to teach your kids about sound finances could be a good idea! No risk involved as your cards are inactive, so your children cannot accidentally order new toys with your card! Children love playing shops and having their own card to make pretend purchases can be so much fun.
Avid readers can get very frustrated when they lose their page. Traditional bookmarks can slip through a book but a bookmark made from old plastic cards can have much more purchase on the pages of the book. The card can be cut or used as is.
Not all of your jewelry to be made of gold and diamonds or other expensive materials? Jewelry made from credit cards can be just as shiny; did you know plastic was once more valuable per ounce than most precious stones? The shape and size of the piece can be suited to your taste.
What we Offer At PSC Systems
All plastic cards have an expiration date, whether that be a plastic hotel keycard or a plastic loyalty card. Being able to renew cards quickly and efficiently is essential. At PSC Systems, we can design and print plastic cards with a fast turnaround. We also offer match and attach services as well as hybrid mail solutions. Call us today on 0151 668 0764 or use our contact form for more information about our plastic card printing services.
Posted on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 9:56 am in Latest News.