This genius idea just seems too simple. Create a pen caddy with toilet paper rolls and an old shoe box! Or, use them to organize those pesky cords. ( this page isn't found but I think you get the idea )
Newspaper as Plastic Food Container Deodorizer . Stuff a balled-up piece of newspaper into a plastic container that has developed a funk, and let it sit overnight. By morning the paper will have absorbed the offending smell.