""New Uses For Old Things"" is one of Real Simple's most popular franchises. It showcases how to repurpose everyday items in clever ways. These ideas appeal to readers because they're a) economical, b) green, and c) surprising.
Over the past decade, Real Simple has developed 800-plus ideas for all sorts of common items, from accordion files to zippered plastic bags. It seems fitting that in honor of their ten-year anniversary, they'd give readers the opportunity to enjoy these ideas in one convenient place.