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27 Clever Ways To Use Everyday Stuff In The Kitchen

All the boring old junk you've got lying around the house secretly yearns to be where the food is.

1. Turn empty baby food jars into magnetic spice containers.

2. Use a magazine rack to organize pesky pot and pan lids.

3. Curtain rods also make handy lid holders.

4. Same goes for adhesive plastic Command hooks.

5. Keep painter's tape and a Sharpie around so you can label everything.

6. Use empty Tic Tac boxes to store small amounts of spices.

7. Take the handle off an old rake and turn it into a wineglass rack.

8. This kind of magazine rack works great for storing plastic wrap, etc.

9. Turn an old button-down shirt into a cute apron.

10. Flower pots make great utensil holders.

11. Clean out an old tool box to use as a caddy for silverware or dishes.

12. Use a file organizer to store pans, dishes, and cutting boards.

13. Build simple, colorful containers out of Legos.

14. Use dental floss to cut soft foods like cheese.

15. Refill empty baking powder containers with other ingredients so you can easily level spoonfuls.

16. You can also add a strip of masking tape to any jar to make measuring easy.

17. Use empty tissue boxes to corral plastic bags.

18. CD holders can be reborn as bagel caddies.

19. Use shoe boxes to organize foods in your freezer.

20. Use a pants hanger to hold up a magazine recipe while you cook.

21. Save the clips from cheap hangers to close chip bags.

22. Give tinfoil boxes a makeover and use them for cookie gifting or storage.

23. Turn a pill case into a handy travel spice kit.

24. Or you can just carry a contact lens case with you to make sure you're never salt- or pepper-less.

25. Hang up a shoe organizer to store little snacks and food packages.

26. Mouse pads can live a second life as jar openers.

27. A hair dryer is a super badass way to melt chocolate and marshmallows straight onto your graham.