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This Isn't Just For Wrapping Gifts

Chris Barnes | Posted 03.06.2013 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

We bet you haven't thought of these before.

Deodorize Clothes And Other New Uses For Vodka

Chris Barnes | Posted 02.17.2013 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

Although we are partial to its original purpose...

5 New Uses For Paper Towel Rolls

Chris Barnes | Posted 02.03.2013 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

Don't throw them away!

Storage Bins And Other New Uses For Car Tires

Chris Barnes | Posted 01.13.2013 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

They're not just for your vehicle.

5 Unusual Uses For Keys

Chris Barnes | Posted 11.18.2012 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

Chances are, you have a bunch of keys that are no longer useful. I have a set for a 1994 Ford Escort that I don't even own anymore. And while the emer...

A DIY Wallet And 4 Other New Uses For Duct Tape

Chris Barnes | Posted 10.03.2012 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

Duct tape is one of the marvels of the modern world. It's been used to repair everything, ranging from the crew of Apollo 17 using it to fix their lun...

5 Uses For Milk...Beyond Breakfast

Chris Barnes | Posted 10.01.2012 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

Back in the day, milk was used for more than just cereal. Instead, the dairy product found its way into other things, like paint. Today, I still think...

5 New Uses For Pill Bottles

Chris Barnes | Posted 04.01.2014 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

What do you with your prescription pill bottles when you finish taking its contents? Turn them into containers, emergency kits and more. Here are my favorite uses for this everyday item.

Bookmarks, Cherry Pitters And 3 Other Uses For Paper Clips

Chris Barnes | Posted 10.01.2012 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

Growing up in the 1980s, I watched a lot of "MacGyver." Thanks to Richard Dean Anderson's portrayal of a non-violent secret agent, there is whole generation that thinks they can save the world with a paper clip, a soda can and some duct tape. MacGyver was right -- you can do anything with your trusty paperclip.

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Throw Away Eggshells

Chris Barnes | Posted 10.01.2012 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

Remember the American Egg Board's "Incredible Edible Egg" commercials? Though there's lots to love about an egg, it turns out the shells are actually ...

Shine Chrome, Bleach Grout And 3 Other Uses For Lemons

Chris Barnes | Posted 10.01.2012 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

Lemons are good for more than garnishing cocktails or other summer dishes. Thanks to their high acid content and great citrus scent, they can be used ...

Igloos, Planters And 3 Other Uses For Milk Jugs

Chris Barnes | Posted 06.04.2012 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

If you have a household like mine, you probably go through plenty of plastic one gallon milk and water jugs each week. Before you put them out with th...

'Plant Prozac' And Other New Uses For Aspirin

Chris Barnes | Posted 10.01.2012 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

This common pain reliever can be used long after that headache goes away. From plant 'Prozac' to a surprising way to soothe sunburns, here are a few unusual household hints.

Wasp Traps, Stain Remover And 3 Other Uses For Sugar

Chris Barnes | Posted 10.01.2012 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

Sugar is one of those kitchen staples you will always have on hand. (While I've admittedly forgotten to buy things like paper towels at the grocery st...

5 New Uses For Plastic Bags

Chris Barnes | Posted 10.01.2012 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

Are you like me and have a seemingly unending supply of plastic shopping bags shoved in cabinets around your house? Instead of letting them accumulate...

5 Surprising New Uses For Egg Cartons

Chris Barnes | Posted 10.01.2012 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

Egg cartons are useful for more than just keeping your breakfast safe. Due to their lightweight but sturdy nature, you can use them for a bunch of dif...

5 Strange Uses For Old Cassette Tapes

Chris Barnes | Posted 10.01.2012 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

As part of my spring cleaning, I realized something: I have way too many old audio cassette tapes in my possession. A few of these are keepers, like m...