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Superb Idea: Alternative Uses for Everyday Things

by Zach Frechette

July 30, 2009
The recently-launched AltUse website does exactly what you'd think it would do: suggest alternative uses for everyday objects around your home (Not in a "make a hat out of newspaper" kind of way, but more in a "coffee grounds make excellent fertilizer" kind of way). I would link to some of the more engaging entries-like the Aspirin Facial, or Toothpaste Bruise Healing-if the website itself wasn't contstrcuted so poorly (you can't link to individual entries, it seems, and some weird scripting prevents the use of the backward and forward navigation buttons). Despite these limitations, I like the idea that this database is out there and growing; the spirit of waste-not-want-not revised in a modern context.Image via There I Fixed It.
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Superb Idea: Alternative Uses for Everyday Things