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Real Simple: 100+ New Uses for Old Things




I receive daily e-mails from Real Simple Magazine and there was one e-mail this week that caught my eye: 100+ New Uses for Old Things. I will showcase some of my favorite “new uses” below. Take a look at their article and see if you can use any of these tips!

Baking Sheet as a Memo Board

Real Simple says:
Set the baking sheet inside a 16-inch plate hanger mounted to the wall. Make sure the sheet is magnetic so good ideas will stick.

Coat Rack as Jewelry Holder

Real Simple says:
Store your best-loved (and most frequently worn) necklaces and bracelets within easy reach on a wall-mounted coat rack. Bonus: they’ll stay tangle-free when not decorating your neck.

Earrings as Pushpins

Real Simple says:
Face it: That long-lost earring is probably gallivanting with a wayward sock in Ye Olde Land of Misplaced Items. (What a stud!) Let its lonely, abandoned mate rebound as a pretty thumbtack on a bulletin board.

* Courtesy of Real Simple reader Bailey Mulholland of Appleton, Wisconsin

What about you?

Do you have any favorite new uses for old things?

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7 COMMENTS

  • Jasmine

    This is awesome! Love the baking sheet idea!

    • Jessica
      AUTHOR

      Me too! That was one of my favorites.

  • Emily

    Awesome ideas!!! Earrings would make my bullletin board so much cuter!

    • Jessica
      AUTHOR

      I know, right? Problem is, I don’t have many earrings… haha

  • Bex

    I love the coat hanger idea! I’ve got tons of necklaces and they always get tangled.

  • peg perego strollers

    whoah this blog is wonderful i like reading your articles. Stay up the good paintings! You already know, a lot of people are looking around for this info, you can aid them greatly.

  • Shirley Hendricks

    I use old earrings to help keep those buttons closed on the bust area. Adds a little something to the blouse too!

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