How To: Go "Shopping" In Your Own Home

How To: Go "Shopping" In Your Own Home

Sarah Coffey
Jan 20, 2009

Before you go out to buy something new for your home, try "shopping" in your kitchen cabinets, pantry, laundry room, home office, or bedroom closet. You might be surprised by what you find: tea towels that make great placemats, ramekins that double as tea light votives, spaghetti jars that can store your dry goods, and sweaters that give an old chair new life. Click below for where to shop within your own home, and what to look for...

Kitchen Cabinets:
8 Uses for Tea Towels
10 Uses for Ramekins
9 Uses for Loaf Pans
How To: Organize with Everyday Kitchen Objects

Food Pantry:
10 Simple Uses for Spaghetti Jars
101 Uses for Baking Soda
27 Household Uses for Citrus Fruit
Creative Reuse: New Lives for Plastic Bottles

Bedroom Closet:
New Uses for Old Clothes
How To: Make a Sweater Seat
Reusing Belts, Window Covering Ideas, and Ultimate Closet Organization
5 Uses for Vintage Suitcases

20 Household Uses for Newspaper (Once You've Finished the Crossword)
12 Uses for Waste Baskets
5 Alternative Uses for a Desk
21 Household Uses For Rubber Bands

Laundry Room:
10 Uses for Clothespins
20 Household Uses for Used (Yes, Used) Dryer Sheets
How To: Reuse Plastic Drycleaning Bags
8 Uses for Square Baskets

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