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Uses for Old Dish Drainers

When you need to replace your dish drainer, use your old one for storing potatoes or other produce. Cut two pieces of cardboard (each about a foot long and 5-6 inches wide). Insert a piece of it on edge on either end of the dish drainer so that potatoes, etc do not fall out the ends.

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Also old dish drainers can be used to display plates, glasses, etc. at a yard sale.

By Judy S. from Valley City, ND

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February 20, 20100 found this helpful

I use an old dish drainer for drying flower pots and small gardening tools outside, on a table near the water spigot. It's easy to pick up and move into the shed once the items are dry.

When my children were young I used an old dish drainer in the bathroom for their tub toys; it sat nicely on the tub floor and let the toys drain, and then kept them coralled until the next bathtime play.

I have an old red dish drainer in the kitchen that I use to store potatoes. It tucks nicely under a cabinet, out of the way yet handy and, to me, decorative.

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It's fun coming up with new ways to use dish drainers that, for whatever reason, have been replaced by newer ones.

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