Turn the legs of your old jeans into fabric baskets. This tutorial gives measurements for making 3 different sizes of baskets. This is quite clever. They would look quite nice on a dresser for loose stuff.
QAYG Tote Housework Side Used the shape and size of the Tote" by Anna Graham (aka noodlehead) for this quilt as you go bag, though I didn't put in the charming side panels, as I thought it'd be too bulky to manage.