Erasers as Frame Helper | Crooked frame? Help it grip the wall by gluing a couple of small erasers to the lower backside corners. Use scissors to snip the rubber tops off old pencils.

Genius New Uses for School Supplies

Erasers as Frame Helper | Crooked frame? Help it grip the wall by gluing a couple of small erasers to the lower backside corners. Use scissors to snip the rubber tops off old pencils.

Ruler as Plant Marker | Kids will have fun using a ruler to track a plant’s growth from seedling to adult. (Label the blank side with the plant’s name.) The wooden stick can also serve as a stake for plants that need support, like tomatoes.

Genius New Uses for School Supplies

Ruler as Plant Marker | Kids will have fun using a ruler to track a plant’s growth from seedling to adult. (Label the blank side with the plant’s name.) The wooden stick can also serve as a stake for plants that need support, like tomatoes.

Pencil Lead as Key Lubricant | Rub the tip of a pencil on a stubborn key’s teeth. The graphite greases the metal, allowing the key to turn more easily. This trick works well on difficult zippers, too.

Genius New Uses for School Supplies

Pencil Lead as Key Lubricant | Rub the tip of a pencil on a stubborn key’s teeth. The graphite greases the metal, allowing the key to turn more easily. This trick works well on difficult zippers, too.

The Secret Function You Never Knew Your Oven Had | That drawer underneath your stove isn’t for storage.

The Secret Function You Never Knew Your Oven Had

New Year’s New Uses | Celebrate a new year with clever and creative ideas.

New Year’s New Uses

Get the most from your New Years goodies with these double-duty ideas.

5 Unexpected Ways to Use Your Cookie Cutters | No, they’re not just for baking.

5 Unexpected Ways to Use Your Cookie Cutters

5 Things You Didn’t Know Your Library Card Could Do

5 Things You Didn’t Know Your Library Card Could Do

Sandpaper as Grout Cleaner | Fold a piece of medium-grit sandpaper in half, rough-side out, and use the creased edge to scrub out the stains in bathroom-tile grout.

5 Clever New Uses for Things You Might Find in Your Garage

Smart ways to re-purpose those items that are probably just collecting dust.

Charcoal as Dehumidifier | Want a trusty—not rusty—hammer? Stow a lump of charcoal in your toolbox to slow corrosion on hardware.

5 Clever New Uses for Things You Might Find in Your Garage

Charcoal as Dehumidifier charcoal-dehumidifier Photo by Emily Kinni; Styling by Linden Elstran Want a trusty—not rusty—hammer? Stow a lump of charcoal in your toolbox to slow corrosion on hardware.

Golf Tee as a Garden Marker | Plunk a tee next to every perennial bulb you plant and you’ll know where the bulbs are even when the leaves are not visible.

5 Clever New Uses for Things You Might Find in Your Garage

Golf Tee as a Garden Marker - Plunk a tee next to every perennial bulb you plant and you’ll know where the bulbs are even when the leaves are not visible.

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