New Uses for Old Things Hall of Fame
Smart solutions and hidden uses for household staples like lemons, newspaper, Ziploc bags, CD cases, coasters, and kitchen appliances.
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Some of our smartest ways to rethink common items.
Rubber bands don’t have to be relegated to your desk drawer. See how you can reuse it (and toothpicks, felt circles, and more) in new ways.
Photo: Kate Sears
Clever ways to repurpose everyday items.
Photo: Frances Janisch
Amazing tricks for making use of every shiny sheet.
Photo: Quentin Bacon
Can a bleach bottle come in handy for scooping soil? Find the answer—and many more innovative ways to use everyday items from cleaning.
Photo: James Baigrie