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milk crates turned into stools
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You can save big money by reusing things in creative and thrifty ways.

See what people are doing with vodka, olive oil, aluminum foil, vinegar, ketchup, dryer sheets, pantyhose, packing peanuts, soda bottles and much more. Tell us your creative reuse stories in the comments to the following articles, or on our Facebook wall.

Together, we can keep useful stuff out of landfills, and cut down on trips to the store.

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Shipping Containers
Shipping Containers
Amazing homes and offices made from shipping containers.
Vodka
Vodka
Cure poison ivy, freshen laundry and solve many other common problems.
Oatmeal
Oatmeal
Neutralize odors, soothe skin, pamper pets and more.
Olive Oil
Olive Oil
Discover these many valuable uses beyond cooking.
Ketchup
Ketchup
The tomato-based condiment is surprisingly versatile.
Vinegar
Vinegar
Save money, feel better and get clean clothes and a non-toxic home.
Aluminum Foil
Aluminum Foil
Sharpen scissors, reduce static cling, make metals shine and more.
Dryer Sheets
Dryer Sheets
Used dryer sheets aren't trash, they're handy!
Pantyhose
Pantyhose
They work great for storage, stuffing, cleaning and more.
Packing Peanuts
Packing Peanuts
Turn these environmental nightmares into personal gold.
Eggshells
Eggshells
Eggscellent tips to control pests, improve coffee and treat ailments.
Phonebooks
Phonebooks
Turn that "doorstop" into something more useful.
Bottles
Bottles
Who knew used bottles could be building blocks for so many cool things?
Umbrellas, Cardboard, Buckets and More!
Umbrellas, Cardboard, Buckets and More!
Creative Halloween and party costumes made from junk.
Suitcases, Suit Jackets and More
Suitcases, Suit Jackets and More
18 home decorations by the artisans of Etsy.com.
Old Jars, Tree Stumps and More
Old Jars, Tree Stumps and More
15 more unique Etsy.com home decorations.
Dictionaries, Circuit Boards, Keyboards and More
Dictionaries, Circuit Boards, Keyboards and More
14 unique pieces of jewelry from Etsy.com.
Missle Silos, Beer Bottles...
Missle Silos, Beer Bottles...
Incredible homes made from the strangest things.
Straw
Straw
10 sensational homes made from straw bales.
Caves
Caves
6 surprisingly comfortable homes in caves.
Trash
Trash
Take the Trash-to-Craft Challenge!
Cardboard
Cardboard
Mark Langan makes incredible upcycled art from old cardboard.
Don't Ask
Don't Ask
Some of the worst craft disasters from Regretsy.com.
DIY Upcycling
DIY Upcycling
13 of the best DIY projects from Instructables.com
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