This is the second part of our New Uses for Old Thing series. I’ve been getting lots of questions and ideas from our readers so you’l most likely see more blog posts on this! Here are a few more of my new uses for old (or inexpensive) things that you can buy easily or probably already have around your home. The purpose is to use what you have instead of having to buy new….all while getting organized and making a positive impact on your life.
Keep ribbon together with an alligator clip from your office. Doing this means you can always find the end, the ribbon stays untangled AND it never unwinds itself.
I’m a visual person. I like to leave myself notes, ideas and even some motivational items from time to time. In lieu of framing each one of these items and having to change it out frequently, I use a business card holder I bought at an office supply store. Just prop up the item you want to display and put it where you can see it. This is great for areas where kids leave their school materials or to leave yourself an errand or shopping list by the door.
This last tip might be my favorite. I love using Lazy Susans or turntables to organize items in small spaces. Pantries, bathroom closets or office spaces are some of the best areas to use them in as the items are small. By using a turn table you can see everything you have in a small space. Nothing is jammed in the back of the closet. However, turntables can be expensive. SO, I made one! I used two baking pans I had in the house. BUT I checked and you can get them at the dollar store. The store near me had two for $1!
Next, grab some marbles. These can be kids’ marbles or decorative glass beads. Both are available at dollar or super stores.
Add the marbles to one of the baking pans. Fill the bottom about three quarters full.
The second baking pan stacks on top of the marbles. It spins like a dream and you have created a turn table for next to nothing!