Readers’ New Gardening Uses for Old Things
Original purpose: Holding what makes your whites whiter.
Aha! use: A scoop for potting soil. Wash out and cap the empty bottle, then use a pair of sharp scissors to cut diagonally across the bottom, creating a shovel shape.
Reward: A clean, mean scooping machine.
—submitted by Tammy Halsey Mittelman
So maybe you can’t change your health overnight. But you can get a head start.