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?

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    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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