Tagline: The Multitasking Hall of Fame. From 2005, but definitely still worth a look, these lists from Real Simple are full of smart, old (and new) fashioned, low-cost solutions.
Organized by item, click around to garner some inspiration - you may find that you'll free up cabinet space and reduce your household waste by incorporating some of the ideas: Lemons, Newspapers, Coffee Filters, Olive Oil, Baking Soda, Vinegar, Velcro and Salt. And if you liked those, here is a short follow up article, very appropriately titled: Even More New Uses for Everyday Things.
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