Alternate Uses For Everyday Items
Each week we like to bring you something new and interesting to break up the mid-week doldrums. This week, we were browsing around and began to notice a trend that was popping up all over the place that is both unique and quite useful. There are a lot of great ideas on the web about using typical, everyday items for unusual, yet practical purposes. So we decided to share some of our favorites that we're sure will surprise you and hope that you can put to good use. Here are 7 inspired household solutions bringing a new use to stuff you may have around the house, or maybe stuff you never knew existed.
If you've got boys, you know the perpetual challenge of keeping all the Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars organized. And by organized, we mean piled in a bin somewhere and shoved under the bed or on a shelf! Well, here's a pretty cool idea from Storage Glee to use an inexpensive IKEA Magnetic Knife Rack to store those miniature autos.
An awesome project for the kiddo's room, ohdeedoh shared this smart idea from Clean and Scentsible for displaying your kids art work. It's not only a good display option, but also very flexible so that your little Picasso's work can be rotated in and out as he gets older!
A true home remedy we came across at Terrain that admittedly sounds a little strange, but it's truly a fantastic exfoliating scrub utilizing three purely organic ingredients. Check out the video below to learn more.
Here's another super cute idea for those toys overtaking your home, instead of throwing them out, why not create super unique bookends? Takes a little labor, but this tutorial from CRAFT walks you through it nicely.
Who knew that boring old paper plates could be turned into something this cool! Super cute baskets courtesy of Sarah Hearts that you can use to serve fruit at your next barbecue or party, and they cost you next to nothing.
With stainless steel refrigerators becoming the norm, where the heck are your kids going to play with magnets and display their school papers? Well, ohdeedoh shared this very ingenius solution of using an oil pan drip pan that you could find at your local hardware store for less than 10 bucks. Love it!
If you're tired of drab walls or doors, here's a unique solution from How About Orange to add some pizzaz. You can use a swath of fabric you like (this tutorial uses some from IKEA), or even sheets. Very cool!