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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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As babies transition to toddler beds, the cribs inevitably make their way to the attic or garage to take up space and collect dust. Nikki McBride thought of a new use for her child's crib railing that would be functional, space-saving and stylish, too: a clean-looking vertical magazine rack. Not only can she use the rail for magazines, but also for quilts, towels and wet laundry. It has become an instant organizing accessory in her household, but if it ever needs to convert back into a crib railing, it can in a snap.

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