Real Simple 869 New Uses for Old Things: An Encyclopedia of Innovative Ideas for Everyday Items

Real Simple New Uses for Old Things An Encyclopedia of Innovative Ideas for Everyday Items 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

  • Title: Real Simple 869 New Uses for Old Things: An Encyclopedia of Innovative Ideas for Everyday Items
  • Author: Real Simple Rachel Hardage
  • ISBN: 9781603201407
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 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.

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    1. I picked this up at the library because the cover says, “an encyclopedia of innovative ideas for everyday items.” According to the introduction, this is a regular and favorite feature of the magazine “Real Simple.” At the risk of being sent nasty messages from “Real Simple” readers, I have to say the title says it all.Some of my favorite examples:*Empty baby food jars: use to put stuff in. (Damn, I wish I had thought of that.)*Kazoo: dip in soapy water and blow for a sudsy symphony o [...]

    2. Not all entries are eco-friendly, but many of the tips reuse everyday household items. My biggest complaint is that a lot of the suggestions are party-related. I don't entertain that often, and when I do I don't need a lot of things they suggested. Aluminum foil: Use to scrub food off of a glass panBaby powder: Prevent sweat stains on white shirts by sprinkling powder on underarms of shirts then ironing.Citrus peel: Lightly salt the peel to rub off coffee stains from a mug. Or use vinegar.Clothe [...]

    3. Fwd; Fwd; Fwd; READ THESE AMAZING TIPS TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER!!!Do you ever think to yourself, "Keeping up with all the forwarded tip emails that grandma sends me on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and the occasional Sunday is getting to be way too difficult. I wish someone would compile all those tips into a colorful book that I can put on my shelf and read if I ever end up with a traumatic brain injury."Yea, me neither, but calling this book "859 Tips That are Marginally Useful to People Who've Suffere [...]

    4. Some novel ideas and a lot of so-so ones. A couple of my favorites (hopefully this will help me recall them when needed, too): non stick cooking spray to seal nail polish, banana peel to nourish a rose bush, travel crayons for kids in an altoid can, wash hair brushes and combs in dishwasher (duh to me), empty wine bottles to keep form in tall boots, dental floss to truss a chicken (another duh to me), strong black tea and a couple hour soak to clean rusty garden tools, protect garden tools with [...]

    5. I'm really glad I did not buy this book. While the book is nicely organized as an encyclopedia of how to reuse stuff you've got hanging around your house, most of the "new uses" have been featured in the magazine Real Simple. I read Real Simple on a pretty regular basis, so the practical ideas featured in this book aren't new to me. If someone read Real Simple on a regular basis, but had a change within their family, like a new baby, then I think this book could be incredibly helpful. You'd be s [...]

    6. I agree with the other reviewers that said this book was a waste of money. I didn't like the way it was organized. And practically all the hints were either old or not useful.For example:Dryer sheets#1- Loosen caked on food by placing one in a pan with water overnight. Gee Whiz, water along will loosen caked on food when soaked overnight.#2, #4, #5, #6 - All were different places you could put dryer sheets to help with odors. Wow, such a shocker! Also, couldn't that have been 1 thing and not 4.A [...]

    7. This was a very helpful book. It is in alphabetical order and lists alternative uses for a wide variety of common household items (not really "old things" as the subtitle implies). There is an index at the end as well. The book also features a number of "master multitaskers" that have many uses, e.g salt, vinegar, baking soda, tennis balls, coffee filters, pennies, etc. Some of the suggestions are a bit silly or would require effort, but many are very useful and clever. You are bound to find som [...]

    8. Could be a reference book around the house, though it's organized oddly -- by the thing that you'd use -- rather than by its use. E.g rubber bands can be used to open a jar or to dye Easter eggs, so they're listed under R for rubber band. The index in the back might list j for jar or e for egg, but I think it would have been better organized by use instead of by the item. Or at least cross-listed. I think people are more likely to ask, "How am I going to open this jar?" than, "I have a lot of ex [...]

    9. This book has received some low reviews, but I'm so glad I read it anyway. I have been trying to remove some stains in my bathroom using all the available products in the stores. But nothing was working, until I tried the recipe on page 20 using cream of tartar. Wow, I never would have remembered that from chemistry class. It worked miracles.I took notes from this book for other projects that need attention around the house, and ideas for traveling too like using a pill box for carrying your ear [...]

    10. This is really fun. There's nothing absolutely earth shatteringly new and inventive, but there's a lot of simple things that you don't think of in the moment. And a lot of things that I knew before looking at the book, but I'd forgotten.I'd really like to own this book. It's common sense, but even common sense needs reminders.

    11. I kept thinking "really" and "wow" while reading this book. Of course, will these things really work is a different story. And I won't remember any of it (except using a bird bath to plant flowers in which I plan to try). I would have to buy this book to really make it useful and I doubt I will do that.

    12. Its a great gift. But first you gather some the items noted in the book. It's also alot of fun searching for these, like a scavanger hunt. Wrap these up as a gift and give this package first. Your reciepient will be baffled at the odd assortment of junk. Now present the package with the book. Its a great conversation starter. Everyone will be talking and laughing!

    13. Most of these suggestions are just silly. I can think of better uses for food than putting it in your hair. Suggestions for repurposing this book: Doorstop! Cut out the center and use for letterboxing! Shred the pages to line a catbox!

    14. "Not all entries are eco-friendly, but many of the tips reuse everyday household items." - Tamara, Web Content LibrarianReserve a library copy!

    15. I would've liked to be on the staff who had to sit around and look at normal everyday items and think of cool ways to use them. Almost like a drinking game. Or, like the job of naming OPI nail polishes!This is a fun read.I wouldn't buy it.But I would laugh when I read it!

    16. I received this book by a gracious accident. It is a book just full of my favorite part of Real Simple Magazine: the new uses for old things. I am glad to have it around. Oh, the ideas are in alphabetical dictionary form, so that is nice.

    17. This book is all about practical solutions using simple materials. For example, using empty wine bottles to "preserve the shape of tall leather boots" which I immediately did because I love my boots! This is an awesome home reference book.

    18. friend gave this to me. it was amusing but 55% ideas youve heard of, 35% if you found yourself in that situation you would of come up with the idea on your own, 8% interesting ideas you never heard of, 2% i had no idea what the object was

    19. Handy reference guide, but maybe not one-stop shopping - I'm not sure I'd have it around just for the occasional look-up.

    20. I love the concept and love this regular feature of the magazine. It just doesn't work as well in book form. As others have noted, the organization was odd.

    21. I hate to waste anything and I am always looking for ways to recycle. This book does a great job in giving you ideas on how to do that with a lot of items.

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