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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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New use: stickers as book labels
Photo: Nicole Hill Gerulat; Styling: Kristine Trevino

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.


More New Uses: gifts, family, labels, kids

Photo: Erica McCartney; Styling: Kristine Trevino

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.


More New Uses: weddings, crafts, flowers

Photo: John Lawton; Styling: Linden Elstran

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.


More New Uses: family, kids, crafts, entertainment

Photo: John Lawton; Styling: Linden Elstran

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.


More New Uses: gifts, crafts, holidays, christmas

Photo: John Lawton; Styling: Linden Elstran

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.


More New Uses: user submitted, kitchen, kitchen items, cooking

Photo: John Lawton; Styling: Linden Elstran

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.


More New Uses: holidays, office supplies

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