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Repurposing Everyday Items

Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2022
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by AMAC, D.J. Wilson
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People who are organized are often quite clever individuals. They frequently use old things in new ways and think outside of the box. Here are some creative and original organizing solutions using repurposed everyday items:

ITEM: STANDARD USAGE: CREATIVE USAGE:
Vases To hold flowers Use in kitchen to hold utensils such as wooden spoons or to contain art supplies such as paintbrushes.
Lazy Susan As a table centerpiece Place inside cabinets for spices or canned goods to make them easy to reach. Or use under bathroom sink for lotions.
Curtain rod To hang curtains Mount a curtain rod underneath a shelf to hang kitchen towels or attach to wall to hold measuring spoons and more.
Rolling laundry cart For laundry Use to organize and store craft or pet supplies. Simply roll it into a closet to stow items away.
Pocket folder For filing documents Secure the pocket folder using double-sided tape to the inside of your kitchen cabinet to hold food menus, grocery lists, or favorite recipes.
Magazine/file holder for desktop Holds reading material and/or paperwork Place the magazine holder in the bathroom to store curling and flattening irons or use it in the kitchen to hold small cutting boards.
Ice cube tray For making ice cubes Put ice cube trays inside your dresser to hold small earrings, pins, or rings.
Soda can tab Pull tab to open soda cans Remove the ring from the soda can and place it through the top part of a clothing hanger. Then hook another hanger via the remaining hole to create a space-saving double clothing hanger.
Shower rings To hang shower curtains Hook the rings onto the bottom of a hanger and use them to hang scarves or ties.
Spice rack To store spices Mount the spice rack inside a closet and use it to hold nail polish, perfume, or other small toiletries. 
Hanging tiered fruit rack For holding fruit Hang it in the corner of the bathroom and use it to hold toiletries, soaps, moist towelettes, or wash cloths and small towels.

These are some of the many clever ways that items can be creatively used and given a second life. Rather than toss or donate items, think of clever ways that you can repurpose them to organize your home. Not only will you save money by using items you already own, but your home will become more orderly. You may even wow your friends with your cleverness. Remember that imagination has no limits, so don’t hold back.

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