How can a chopstick come in handy when you’re making pie? What is it about a colander that will make your next party run more smoothly? Why in the world should you put holiday ornaments in your garden? Find the answers--and much more--in 823 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 quirky-yet-incredibly-useful compendium will showcase how to repurpose everyday items--from accordion files to zippered plastic bags--in clever and surprising ways, saving readers both time and money.
And quite the compendium it is. Over the years, the magazine’s editors have developed more than 800 ideas for the famed section of the magazine. It’s only fitting that, in honor of the Real Simple’s 10-year anniversary, in 2010, readers will have the opportunity to enjoy these ideas in one convenient place.
Organized in a colorful and lively A-to-Z format, the book covers a wide variety of categories, including, but not limited to, cleaning, cooking, fashion, beauty, health, gardening, and entertaining.
Featuring hundreds of unique ideas, 823 New Uses for Old Things will become a go-to household reference for the reader looking to save time, money, and stress in easy, inexpensive, environmentally-friendly ways.