Trash to Treasure: Remember that large terra cotta saucer that once was the base of a now-dead houseplant? Well, rescue it from the garage and give it a second life. Give it a good scrub and place all your cooking essentials on top of it: olive oil, vinegars, salt, spices and more. Keep it by the stove for quick access when you're cooking up a storm. The terra cotta will keep everything organized and will serve as a barrier between your countertops and messy spills.