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  • Brandi H. 3 months ago
    I use strong wooden hangers and cheap plastic shower hooks to save space with certain items, like tank tops. I color coordinate and hang 4-5 per hook, having about 4 or 5 hooks per hanger. Works well.
  • Elaine F. 6 years ago
    great ideas.
  • Gregory B. 6 years ago
    Glass jars for screws, nut, bolts, and other hardware items. We've used gift boxes as storage boxes on our shelves. Tiffany's or others usually look pretty and are very functional. Hanging shelves (made of canvas and the like) we buy new for our clothes and when they wear out they move down the chain to the shoe closet, the basement and the garage. Glass jars also work great for other pantry items like seeds and grains, flours and sugars, dried fruits, etc. and if they look nice, they can even work as vases or decorative candle holders.
  • Margaret D. 6 years ago
    I buy lots of applesauce. I am now using the jars as canisters. I have meal and dried beans in them. Most applesauce brands I have seen recently have that easy grip side sort of like Folger's coffee cans. You can get huge jars of applesauce at Sam's Club. We bought a 50s rancher and I think the jars for canisters is more in keeping with the 50s character of the house.
    I made myself a car cup for water when I lived in Houston. Old people need ice water at the ready for at least 10 months of the year. I took a plastic mayo jar, had my hubby drill 2 holes in the lid, stuck in a bendy soda straw and VOILA! Cheap unbreakable car cup.
  • 7 years ago
    I saved a bunch of the Mini Wheat cereal boxes,the larger size ones as a file folder. Taped up the opening. Turned it side ways recut the opening there. Taped down the opening. Used another box cut it up tp make my tabs & taped them on the box!! This one works great for a normal size mail & paper work bills you want to keep. Plus when you need a certain one easy to get out & put back.. Each drawer holds quite a few.The legal size file cabinet will hold 2 extra on the sides. I've 2, 4-drawer file cabinets & its so so easy to find things, now that all is switched over to the boxes. Looks cleaner easy to see what your after.
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