Cheap Decorating Tip: Find New Uses for Everyday Items

Jennie Canzoneri

toilet holder vase
Photo by Monica Buck
Real Simple recently showcased how to turn everyday household items into nice decorating pieces.

Take, for instance, a glass vase (like the one in the photo to the left). Sure, you can display a backyard bouquet or anniversary roses in it, or you can use it every single day in your bathroom to store extra toilet paper rolls.

I'm always at a loss what to do with extra toilet rolls. As of now, we keep them in the cabinet behind the toilet but then guests have to root around to replace a roll. It'd be much nicer to have extra rolls visible.

Not having to buy that particular item to display them in? Priceless.

What everyday item have you found an unconventional use for?

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