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New Uses for Old Things

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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure! Finding new uses for recycled household items is a great way to save space, time and money when organizing. Check out these neat ideas to give old things new purpose!

1. Tic-Tac Boxsilverwareholder-bathroomorganize_300
Stop searching in every nook and cranny for your hair or clothes pins. Use an old Tic-Tac box to store hairpins in your bathroom cabinet or closet for easy access and organization.


2. Glasses Case
Have you switched to contacts but still have old glasses cases lying around? Use your old cases as a portable makeup carrier. Small enough to fit in most purses, glasses cases are great for on-the-go storage!


3. Magazine File
Old magazine files can be a huge help when it comes to kitchen storage. Use your old files to organize items such as aluminum foil, wax paper and plastic wrap. Put the file in your pantry or under the counter for easy access.


4. Silverware Holder
Clean out an old silverware holder and transform your bathroom drawers! These utensil separators will work great to store your toothbrush, toothpaste, makeup brushes and more.


5. Plastic Shoe Container
A plastic shoe holder can organize more than just your sneakers. Cut the holder in half and hang it under your bathroom counter to hold items like your curling iron, blow dryer and brushes.


Next time you clean out your cabinets and drawers don’t be so quick to pull out the trashcan. Consider recycling some of your old items, turning them into clever organization and storage solutions. You might be surprised at the end result!