5 Simple Ways to Repurpose “Trash” for your Home

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Updating your home allows you to transform your space and express your creativity. It doesn’t always have to be expensive, either. If your kitchen is looking dingy, that doesn’t mean you need to order brand new cabinets. Sometimes all you need is some paint and special door and cabinet hardware. You might also grab some old things sitting in the basement and reuse them in a new way.

No matter what you choose, there are many ways to repurpose “trash” for home that will leave people asking, “Where’d you get that?”

5 Ways to Repurpose “Trash” for Home

  1. Mesh Vegetable Bags

I know, you’re thinking, “What can you do with that?” And the surprising thing is, you can do a lot with these little bags! One of the best ways to reuse mesh vegetable bags is by using them as scrubbers for cleaning around the house. All you have to do is roll one up and scrub at dishes, countertops, floors, and more.

  1. Glass Jars

Glass jars can be used for so many things! Instead of buying mason jars from the store, take any empty glass jars you have, clean them, and remove the labels. You’ll then have your own glass jar that you can use in whatever way you need, whether as a vase for some fresh Bloomin Seed Paper flowers or as a holder for toothbrushes. A super creative way to use the jars is by creating a beautiful water candle—they’re easy to make and so invigorating!

  1. Broken Picture Holder

When the glass shatters from your picture frames, or if it somehow disappears, use the frame as a jewelry holder. You can either staple mesh vegetable bags to the back or run picture wire from one side to the other. You can use this to hang your earrings! Mini hooks can also be placed on the wires so you can hang rings and necklaces, too!

  1. Old Basket

Use your old basket as a recycling center! If you have an old basket—wicker, plastic, or fabric—use it to hold your recyclables. It doesn’t need to hold any liquid or anything, so holes are okay. You can fashion a lid for the top of it by using an old piece of wood that’s been sanded down.

  1. Broken Pots

If you have terra cotta pots that can’t really hold anything in them anymore, don’t throw them away. Instead, use them to label the different herbs, flowers, and veggies in your garden. Take a few of the broken pieces (have fun breaking the pot too, if needed!) and label them with a smudge-proof marker. Stick them in your garden, and you’ll no longer wonder which plant is which!

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