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How can a chopstick come in handy when you're making a pie? What is it about a colander that will ensure your next party runs more smoothly? Why in the world should you put holiday ornaments in your garden? Find these answers in 869 New Uses for Old Things, the latest book from the editors of Real Simple. Paying homage to one of the most popular franchises in the magazine, this incredibly useful compendium showcases how to repurpose hundreds of everyday items-from accordion folders to zippered plastic bags-in smart and surprising ways that save you both time and money. Whether you're looking for a last-minute way to decorate, a clever kitchen shortcut, a do-it-yourself beauty treatment, or a use-what-you've-got organizational tactic, you'll find it all-and then some-right here.
"New Uses For Old Things" is one of Real Simple's most popular franchises. It showcases how to repurpose everyday items in clever ways. These ideas appeal to readers because they're a) economical, b) green, and c) surprising.
Over the past decade, Real Simple has developed 800-plus ideas for all sorts of common items, from accordion files to zippered plastic bags. It seems fitting that in honor of their ten-year anniversary, they'd give readers the opportunity to enjoy these ideas in one convenient place.
Real Simple magazine has their largest readership ever at 7.7 million readers and over 400,000 copies per issue are sold on the newsstand
Real Simple has been named on Adweek's Hot List four years in a row (2006 - 2009)