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.

Unexpected Ideas

New Uses for Everyday Tools

Nine everyday items that perform surprising functions in the kitchen.

New Uses for Old Things, Kids’ Edition

Clever ways to repurpose everyday items.

Unexpected New Uses for Bathroom Items

There's magic to be found in the medicine cabinet.

Unexpected New Uses for Bedroom Items

The items that keep your bed comfortable and wardrobe neat do aha! double duty.

More New Uses for Everyday Things

50 All-Time Favorite New Uses for Old Things

Some of our smartest ways to rethink common items.

6 Genius Cleaning Hacks

For a pristinely clean home in a flash, lean on a handful of everyday items that double as clever cleaning solutions.

6 Fashion and Beauty Hacks

Even the most common items around your home can do double duty—serving more than just their original purposes. From tights that act as a strainer to a brilliant new use for old buttons, these fashion- and beauty-related problem solvers will make your life a little bit easier.