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Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose

Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose

Whatever you want to call it…it’s all the rage these days…as well it should be. In an era where it costs less money to buy a new TV, washing machine, or refrigerator, than it does to get the old one fixed, it’s nice to know that there are still many things that can be put to good use a 2nd, 3rd or 4th time around.

Why should you find new uses for old stuff?

  • It saves money
  • It reduces clutter
  • It’s good for the environment
  • It creates fun DIY projects

With some creative thinking, a little elbow grease (and oh, yeah…Pinterest) there are a number of things that are probably collecting dust in your attic or basement, that can be put to great use.

 

This suitcase coffee table is one of 12 great ideas from The Family Handyman:

https://www.familyhandyman.com/diy-advice/12-incredible-projects-made-from-repurposed-materials/view-all/

 

Always wanted a rustic wine rack made from a pallet? Here are more than 10 different DIY pallet wine racks from DEA VITA:

https://deavita.net/diy-pallet-wine-rack-ideas.html

 

We all have them, but we don’t know what to do with them; those cartons and baskets from the market. Food 52 gives us 8 ways to reuse cartons, crates and baskets:

https://food52.com/blog/7576-8-ways-to-reuse-cartons-crates-and-baskets-from-the-market

Hanging planters are just one of the 21 great ideas for your old glass jars from By Stephanie Lynn:

http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2011/05/50-ways-to-re-purpose-and-reuse-glass-jars-saturday-inspiration-ideas.html

These, and so many more fantastic ideas are out there. Sometimes I like to challenge myself to come up with my own ideas too. So when you have a minute or two, climb up to your attic or down to your basement, or maybe out to your shed or garage. Take a good, long look at what’s there and you just might come up with a new use for an old, forgotten item!



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