Everyone knows that you can repaint walls, switch out furniture arrangements, or go to a resale store for a quick switch-up. But how about some small fixes that anyone could do with items already in your home?
Look no further for great ideas on how to recycle odds and ends in your house to new uses! With these ideas, you’ll be able to save cash, be green, and declutter your home all in one.
1. All waste byproducts are fair game. Consider using old corks, cans, and bottle tops in different ways. For example, save corks to add to a jar as an eye-catching accessory for your home.
2. Bottled can be reused in a number of ways. For example, you can use wine bottles as candle holders, vases, or pendant lights.
3. Use wine corks as a cork board for notes and messages, or even as a trivet.
4. Layer dryer sheets in drawers or under cushions as air fresheners.
5. Use leftover coffee grinds in place of cellulite creams & exfoliants. The main ingredient in most cellulite solutions is caffeine.
6. Re-use water. When waiting for the shower to warm up, collect the water in a bucket and use it to water your plants.
7. Coil unsightly and dangerous cords inside toilet paper or paper towel rolls, so they remain out of sight.
8. Use leftover yogurt, butter, or other containers as a portion-control Tupperware for leftovers.
9. Plastic water bottles make great bird feeders.
10. Carefully smash colorful bottles and old bowls to create custom mosaic tiles for gardens and walkways.
11. Don’t forget about your garden! Use coffee grinds for the soil, newspaper as a weed deterrent, or old panty hose to tie plants to supporting sticks.
12. Newspapers are great for cleaning windows (no streaks!).
13. Old tissue boxes can be saved as plastic bag or garbage bag holders, and plastic bags can be saved for cleaning up after your dog on a walk.
14. Re-use sponges by microwaving them; it kills 99% of the bacteria.
15. Use old items as toys for the kids! Everyday household items like spoons, large cardboard boxes and plastic to-go containers fascinate younger children. Make items like noisemakers and shape sorters. For older children you can turn these into an arts and crafts projects.
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