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Learn how to repurpose hundreds of everyday items—from accordion files to zippered plastic bags—in surprising ways that can save you time and money.

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Baby powder, white shirt and iron on an ironing board
Monica Buck

Clever ways to repurpose everyday items.


More New Uses: ironing, laundry, clothing, clothing care

Aya Brackett

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.


More New Uses: clothing care, shoes

Photos: Erica McCartney; Styling: Linden Elstran

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.


More New Uses: laundry, clothing, clothing care, food, kitchen items

Photos: Erica McCartney; Styling: Linden Elstran

Neither loose hems nor stubborn stains (nor a number of other troublemakers) are a match for these smartly repurposed items.


More New Uses: laundry, clothing care, kitchen items

Rick Lew

Clever ways to repurpose everyday items.


More New Uses: laundry, clothing, clothing care

James Wojcik

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.


More New Uses: clothing, weddings, cleaning, new year's, beauty

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Learn 10 smart ways to reuse and repurpose plastic bags to save money and the environment.