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New Uses for Old Stuff


Christine McLaughlin

Maybe you're a pack rat and have a hard time throwing things out. Maybe you're an organization buff who loves finding a place for everything. Or maybe you are just ecologically minded and feel guilty filling landfills with your household possessions. Whatever the case, repurposing old items can be the answer and is becoming increasingly popular for design, storage and organization reasons. Plus, it saves money to boot.

"Just about anything in your home can be reused with a little paint or by looking at it a different way," says Kathy Peterson, designer, organization expert and author of Kathy Peterson's Great Outdoor Decorating Makeovers (Watson-Guptill Publications).

Here, Peterson shares some simple repurposing tips. Try these yourself, or use these ideas as a launching point to start thinking creatively about unused objects you have lying around your home. And soon you'll be able to throw out the guilt instead of your stuff.
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