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Feb 13 2014
3 years ago
2:03 PM MDT

Great Ideas Series (Re-Purposing and Re-Using Everyday Items): In the Kitchen

Feb 13, 2014 @ 2:03 PM MDT
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8 Great Ideas In the Kitchen by

Are you a fan of repurposing, reusing, and recycling everyday items around your home (or maybe you are looking for some inspiration to do just that)? Well, here’s my very first post in a new Hip2Save series highlighting some creative ideas that’ll have you saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?”  Today’s theme is all about repurposing items in the kitchen.

White Platter to Menu Chalkboard

If you’ve been following my posts for the last few months, you may see a re-occurring theme of chalkboards (check out the posts here and here to see what I mean!). Yes, I’m obsessed and it’s become my signature. 🙂 This white platter pictured above is a thrift store find and all I did was tape off the sides and use two coats of chalkboard spray paint. It’s supported by a cute plate stand – I use it as a menu board or as part of my holiday décor (Note that I like to use Chalkboard Markers versus plain chalk when I add notes). It would also make an easy and cute wedding or house warming gift too.

Kitchen Pegboard Organization Hip2Save,jpg
Who says a pegboard is only for garage tools and supplies? Bring it indoors and use it for kitchen tool organizing if you’re short on cabinet space. We scored this piece at the hardware store for FREE. Yep, I saw it in the scrap wood pile by the DIY wood cutting area and just asked if we could have it. And they said yes! All I did was paint it and then hung it up.

Re-Purpose Pant Hangers as a chip clip or cookbook holders Hip2Save
Who else has lots of these plastic pant hangers? They make excellent chip clips and also serve as a perfect tool to hang a cookbook at eye level.

CD holder organizes storage container lids Hip2Save
A CD holder makes an excellent storage container lid organizer. Now your lids won’t be floating all over the place!

File holders organize foil and plastic wrap
How about repurposing an office file holder to organize those long, awkward shaped foil, wax paper, and plastic wrap boxes?!

organize baking sheets and cutting boards with file holders

An office file stand can make a great organizer for cookie sheets and cutting boards.

towel rack organizes pot lids Hip2Save

And finally, install a towel rack inside or next to a cabinet or large drawer to organize pot and pan lids.

Now it’s your turn. How do you repurpose everyday items in the kitchen? I’d love to hear your tips!

Great Idea Series
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime!

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