Finding new ways to recycle old things is necessary when first learning how to improve the environment and reduce the carbon footprint. For starters, look around your home for various items to reuse for other purposes. Here’s a complete list of different household items you should repurpose.
With all the clutter you have of broken items, you likely have some frames missing a glass insert or are smashed into two pieces. Even if the frames are in many parts, you can still use them to create something new and valuable for yourself, like a jewelry holder.
If you enjoy wearing earrings or have a friend who struggles to keep them organized, use those old frames as jewelry holders. It helps everything organized and breathes new life into your old picture frames.
The only thing you need to do to build these is some reliable wiring and a frame. Start off by moving the wires across the frame until its intertwined. If you have longer pieces of jewelry, create more levels with the wire. Then, hang your new holder up.
The old entertainment center’s collected dust for a while since it broke a few years ago. With all of the boards and other pieces stacked near a corner, it’s beginning to create clutter that’s not good for your home or your health and well-being.
Instead of letting it sit, consider creating a play kitchen out of the materials. All you need is some paint, your child’s cooking play toys, and fun items to use as a pretend stove, fridge, and sink. This flipped entertainment center turned play kitchen will garner plenty of hours of nonstop fun.
Old Wire Baskets
If you have any old baskets you have no use for anymore, even ones made with wire, then there’s something new you can do with the basket. If you have lights in places that need a new fixture, consider using one of your old baskets.
Using the wired basket can give your home a fresh look, especially the patio. To help make it look even better, try repainting it with a color that complements the room it’s in.
Among many other household items to repurpose in your garden, broken pots are one of the greatest things to reuse. For instance, you can use the chipped pieces as plant markers to identify and divide different areas of your garden.
All you need is a marker to mark the area, like the type of flower, vegetable, or herb. Reusing chipped pots allows you to save a little more on buying premade plant markers and give you more ideas on how to reuse future household items for the garden.
When finding new uses for items, start by figuring out what’s missing, like more holders for plants—using different household items to reuse makes the home a greener place. However you choose to reuse old items, ensure it helps meet a new need and makes everyday activities more fun and eco-friendly.