7 Alternate Uses For Disposable Razors

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick®. The opinions and text are all mine.

One of my favorite little “hacks” is using a razor to shave pills off of sweaters and jackets. I started doing it when I went away to college; I didn’t have access to the little battery-powered pill shaver my mom used on her clothing at home, but I always had a razor with me! The razor works just as well, and razors are easy to find, so it’s efficient too! Then I started thinking “I bet there are other things you can ‘hack’ with a razor”, and I was right! Check out these 7 alternate uses for disposable razors.

Check out these 7 alternate uses for disposable razors!

Schick razors were on a great sale at Meijer the other day, so I grabbed some! (Bonus, you can grab a Buy One Get One free coupon that works at Meijer, Kroger, Rite Aid, and Ahold here, or one that works at Dollar General here!)

7 Alternate Uses For Disposable Razors!

By the way, you should definitely never let a pregnant lady “run out to the store for just one quick thing” by herself! I passed the candy aisle on the way to grab razors and somehow these Airheads ended up in my basket!

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So here’s the list I came up with of alternate uses for disposable razors. If you have a kid heading off to college soon, make sure to send them with some Schick disposable razors, cuz they’re super useful!

7 Alternate Uses For Disposable Razors

1. Remove pills from sweaters

Cutting pills off of sweaters, jackets, and pants is my favorite alternate use for disposable razors! When I was in college the shoulders of every sweater I ever wore would pill up after about a week from the straps of my backpack rubbing against it. But you don’t have to worry about pills on your sweaters or any other article of clothing if you have a disposable razor!

Just lay your clothing flat and gently shave over the pilled area. The razor will shave light layers off of the fabric, and since the pills are on the top layer, they will come right up! But do be careful; if you press too hard or do it too often you will wear out the fabric and your clothing will start to fall apart.

I keep getting pills on the arm of this sweater, but only on the right side and only below the elbow patch! I think it has to be from my arm rubbing on the desk as I write… Anyway, here’s the sweater before.

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So I took the razor and gently shaved the pills off, and it looks so much better now!

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2. Remove paint from clothes

I don’t know quite how it happens, but no matter how careful I am when I am painting something, I always end up with paint on my clothes! When I’m doing a big painting project like painting the garage or painting the nursery dresser, I put my “paint clothes” on (an old t-shirt and a pair of pants that I’ve been using for painting so long they are more paint than fabric at this point), but when I’m doing a smaller craft or touch-up job, I don’t usually change my clothes first.

So if you have dried paint on your clothes, try using a disposable razor to remove it! You can see the full tutorial here!

3. Icky bug remover

I don’t do bugs. JM is the designated “bug guy” in our house and he removes all creepy crawlies that show up in our bathrooms for me. I don’t know what it is about bugs, but they creep me out. If you don’t have a “bug guy” in your house, try using a disposable razor as a bug remover! Just get the bug to crawl onto the razor handle, then run it outside. Because who really wants to pick up a bug with their bare hands?!

4. Camera tripod

Disposable razors usually come in a pack of at least 3 or 4, so if you have a few used up disposable razors, turn them into an awesome tripod! You can get the full instructions here.

Make a camera tripod using disposable razors!
Photo credit: jawasan / Instructables

5. Glass scraper

Razors work great for removing gunk from glass! If you have paint on a window or burnt on food gunk on a glass stovetop, a disposable razor can help. You want the blad to get as close to the glass as possible, so remove any pads from around the razor head, then gently scrape the razor over the surface of the glass. The razor blades will scrape away any gunk, but be careful; if you push too hard the glass can break!

6. Ice scraper

If you’re in a climate where you actually get cold weather in the winter, disposable razors make great emergency ice scrapers!

I was totally unprepared for my first winter in college; I grew up in California and we never really had actual seasons. But I went to college in Tulsa, OK, and winter is definitely a real thing there. My mom (who grew up in Chicago) tried to prepare me and made sure I had jackets and boots and scarves etc. but it was still kind of a shock when the first freeze hit!

The trees were covered in a layer of ice that was half an inch thick, and a lot of the smaller trees cracked in half under the weight of the ice and broke right in half! And of course, there was ice on the car windshields which needed to be removed before we could drive anywhere. In the college parking lot you could tell who was from out of state because we were all sitting in our cars with the defrost on full blast for an hour, trying in vain to melt the ice off the windshielf. Ha! If you have a disposable razor handy, you can help the process along by scraping the bulk of the ice off your windshield.

As with scraping paint and gunk off glass with a razor, be very careful not to press too hard or you risk shattering the glass.

7. Dish scrubber

If you have some seriously stuck gunk on your dishes, you can use a disposable razor to make an impromptu dish scrubber. Just wrap a dishcloth around the head of the razor to make a handled dish scrubber to give you a bit of extra leverage when washing dishes!

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Disclosure: I received compensation from Schick and TapInfluence in exchange for my honest discussion of their products. But I love the Shick Quattro razor and all opinions in this post are 100% my own. I would never write a post about something I didn’t think was useful or interesting for you guys, and Practically Functional will only publish sponsored posts for companies or products I love and believe in! 🙂


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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