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7 Alternative Uses for Dental Floss

Dental floss is a household staple typically confined to the bathroom drawer next to your toothbrush, but here are a few other ways to put it to use.

10 Uses for Beeswax

No longer just for candles—put this natural material to work around the house on wood, furniture, and more.

What to Do With an Old Christmas Tree

When the holidays are over, take down the tinsel, but don’t bag the tree. Here are 10 ways to dispose or recycle your Christmas tree.

PVC pipe used as storage container.
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7 Everyday Uses for PVC Pipes

Do you have leftover PVC pipes from your latest plumbing job? House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse shares some helpful tips for what to do with PVC.

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10 Uses for Drywall Screws

The toothy threads and trumpet-shaped heads of drywall screws make them a tempting choice for many tasks. Watch as DIY Expert and House One Editor Jenn Largesse shares some smart uses for drywall screws.

10 Uses for Coffee Grounds

Stash your used coffee grounds for these clever household projects.

10 Uses for an Egg Carton

After the eggs are all scrambled and eaten, the container is useful for home improvement

10 Uses for Canvas Drop Cloths

Unexpected ways to use these expansive safeguards

10 Uses for C-Clamps

Off-duty uses for the workshop regular

10 Uses for Keys

Spare keys for old locks find a new home

10 Uses for Gutters

Before you consign your metal off-cuts to the recycling pile, consider these clever ways to make use of them

10 Uses for Wallpaper Scraps

Put what won't go on your walls to use in other parts of your home

10 Uses for Lattice

This yard staple gets reinvented for the indoors and more

10 Uses for Paint Cans

New or used, these pails have a variety of uses around the house

10 Uses for Wood Flooring Scraps

Uses for leftover planks floor space wouldn't allow

10 Uses for Bricks

Set aside leftover bricks for help with a lot of little projects along the way

10 Uses for Hardware Cloth

Stash scraps for patching and so much more

10 Uses for Golf Tees

These handy tees will help improve more than your golf game

10 Uses for Wine Bottles

Spare yourself hefty recycling bins and repurpose wine bottles with these ideas

10 Uses for Window Screens

Don't throw away those old window screens just yet. Here are 10 "a-ha!" ways to reuse them

10 Uses for Vinyl Tiles

One TOH reader shows us other uses for these stickable squares

10 Uses for Old Flatware

Orphaned utensils find new purpose in performing other household functions

10 Uses for Coins

Spare change has other uses than living in jars and getting traded in for cash

10 Uses for Mayonnaise

Mayo is a delicious addition to many dishes, but it can also tackle household problems that don't include two pieces of bread

10 Uses for Vodka

If you've stumbled upon a bottle of spirits that's not fit for a mixed drink, reuse it as a handy household solution

10 Uses for Chopsticks

Even if you'd rather eat with a fork, these simple wood utensils are worth saving. TOH reader Christine Dinus shares some ways she puts them to use

10 Uses for Charcoal

Don't let that half-empty bag from last summer sit around. Charcoal—the natural lump variety made from hardwood—can do more than cook burgers

10 Uses for Coffee Filters

They're a must-have item in the kitchen, of course. But lint-free, tear-resistant coffee filters are mighty handy in the workshop—and pretty much everywhere else.

10 Uses for Car Wax

Whether in paste or liquid form, car wax is formulated to fill scratches and give a high shine to nonporous surfaces like glass and metal, while protecting them from smudges and stains. It's handy in other ways, too, so grab a lint-free cloth and get to work.

10 Uses for Magazines

You've often told us that you save every issue of This Old House, but when the pile of glossies on your nightstand gets too tall, use them elsewhere.

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7 Smart Everyday Uses for Old Tennis Balls

This Old House DIY Expert & House One Editor Jenn Largesse shares a few smart ways to put your tennis balls to use without ever hitting the court.

10 Uses for Steel Wool

What you can do with friction, elbow grease, and this ball of spun steel?