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25 New Ways to Use Your Old Stuff

Learn how to repurpose common everyday items — like ladders, tin cans and rakes — and turn them into clever household storage solutions. Here are 25 ideas you'll be dying to try.

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New Life for Wooden Spools

You may not necessarily have an electrical spool lying around the house, but you can easily find them, and they're oftentimes free at many home improvement stores. Wooden spools are excellent for keeping the garden hose tidy outdoors; they can be cushioned and repurposed into an ottoman, or they can be turned into a flea-style craft storage table like this.

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