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10 Best Surprising Reuses of 2012

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1. Keep your clothes from slipping off their hangers with a plastic bag. Sick of your favorite boatneck tee ending up on the floor of your closet? Prevent that by wrapping plastic bags around the hanger. Look for detailed instructions here.

From DIY coasters to unique bows, click here for 15 more ways to reuse plastic bags.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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9:49AM PDT on Aug 25, 2014

Ok, thank you!

5:00PM PDT on Aug 15, 2014


4:16AM PDT on Aug 7, 2014

Hydrogen peroxide, that'll never work!

12:12PM PST on Dec 28, 2013

Thanks for Sharing.

6:34AM PDT on Oct 8, 2013


8:07PM PDT on Aug 25, 2013

Thanks for the ideas.

5:34AM PDT on Aug 25, 2013


3:46AM PDT on Aug 25, 2013

Make effective use of what we've got

6:09PM PDT on Aug 8, 2013

Thanks for the tips.
Good point Merelen K. And thanks for the extra tips other posts.

4:46PM PDT on May 22, 2013

Thanks for the great tips!

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Sports Star, Astronaut, Doctor, maybe but the above would not go over

There is such a thing as being too hygienic, and there are also plenty of people who aren't familiar…

"I know you ate my cookie"! Too funny, thanks.


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