Fast Tip Friday: New Uses for Old Things

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About ten years ago, I bought this desktop file holder from Staples while I was working as a paralegal.  It was particularly handy in holding the case files I was currently working on.  They got kind of fat after a while and I liked how wide the spaces were.

After I left that job, I took the file holder with me, but I’ve never used it to its full potential since, so I thought I might put it to another use, this time in the kitchen.

But for what?

I could use it to stack my baking sheets and muffin tins …

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… or my cutting boards and cooling racks.

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Though my cutting boards seem to be happiest right next to the microwave (that always seems to be where I keep them).

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And my cooling racks can go in this otherwise useless cabinet above the stove.

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Pot lids and frying pans?

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Cake pans?

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Glass-lock food storage lids? So many options!

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In the end, I tucked my Tupperware stuff inside the largest bin I had and used the file holder as a rack for my baking sheets (option one).

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I think I might see if I can get another one to use for my frying pans.  This seems like a workable system to me.

Author: allythebell

A corgi. A small boy. A sense of adventure. Chaos ensues.

10 thoughts on “Fast Tip Friday: New Uses for Old Things”

  1. This would be a great idea if I had counter space, or empty cupboards for that matter. I can see rolling up kitchen towels and stowing them in there too. Is it wrong to covet those cutting boards?


    1. Most of them are from IKEA if that helps. The thick one came from HomeSense and I don’t know where the long one with the dark band was a gift but I’ve also seen similar at HomeSense and Winners.


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