Plastic mesh onion bags make good pot scrubbers. They are also handy to hold toiletries for use in the shower at camp and health clubs.
Rubber bands can give a new lease on life to slacks hangers. If hangers are dropping trousers on the floor, improve their grip by wrapping each jaw with a band. Rubber bands can be wrapped around jar lids and bottle caps to prevent slipping while opening them.
Wind table runners and placemats around cardboard tubes to avoid creases in storage. Tubes make spools for string and ribbon. Cut a slit in the end of the tube to anchor the free end of the item.