Re-purposing Magazine Files

A magazine file is one of my favorite organizing tools. You can use it for more than just printed materials or office folders.  Here are some uses I found for it.

A magazine file makes a good can food keeper or dispenser just like what I did here!


It is also a great place to keep kitchen items like foil, wax paper, plastic wraps and the like.


If you attach this to the back of one of your kitchen cabinets, just imagine how much drawer space you can save!


I found someone who did the same thing but used it for her blow dryer instead. Such a space saver!


Christmas is just around the corner. A magazine file makes a great container for a gift basket. Here’s a sample of what I prepared.


My favorite use for a magazine file is for my shoes. I was able to fit 8 pairs of shoes in this one and was able to save a ton of space inside my shoe closet because of it.


You can use it for flip flops, too!


Let me know if you find other ways to re-purpose a magazine file.  Until next time, stay OCfied!


When we go on vacation, the hotels we stay at usually have free bath and body items.  Now I like to bring my own toiletries so I don’t really get to use the hotel freebies.  If there are some I like, I take them home because the small bottles are put to good use in my gym bag. 

Now, how else can we make use of these freebies?

You know those free little bath soaps?

I actually use them as shoe deodorizers!  Instead of coughing up money for deodorizer balls, just slip the little soaps inside your shoes! No more smelly gym shoes!

You know those free shower caps?  You can use them as shoe protectors when you have to do a house remodelling project.

You can also use it as a shoe bag when travelling. Believe me, this saves more space than a regular shoe bag.


Got any more ideas? Share! I would love to hear from you.