Coffee tins, old razors, an old wooden pallet; they may all seem like junk that has been just hanging around your home and you’ve been meaning to get rid of but just haven’t gotten around to it quite yet.
The good news is that even though it may seem like useless clutter, there are actually some pretty useful things you can do with your so-called junk.
The great thing about repurposing these types of items that you can find around your home is that you are actually helping to contribute less waste to the rest of the world and you will now have handy things around your home that cost pretty much nothing because you already had them.
Here are six ways to repurpose junk from around your house, and all they really need are a new point of view, some love, and a little extra elbow grease.
Turn a wood pallet into a new entryway bench
If you’ve been looking for a cute bench to accent your entryway area look no further than the old wood pallet you have sitting in your garage or yard.
You can take a couple of these wood pallets and disassemble them and turn them into a lovely little entryway bench and all you’ll need are some nails, a little bit of paint and you will be good to go!
And the best part is that instead of paying a hundred bucks or so for that bench, it will be closer to $10 or less.
Turn coffee cans into classy planters
Have a bunch of coffee tins or other sized metal tins lying around the house?
Well, the good news is you can take these metal tins and turn them into the perfect farmhouse chic planters.
All you have to do is go to the craft store and buy the paint color of your choice, or a couple of different colors, and pain the metal tins. It’s also best to put a glass container inside of them so you won’t have to worry about rusting, but you will be so pleased how these containers look holding your plants and flowers.
Turn old t-shirts into cleaning rags
You can never have enough rags to use for cleaning around the house and one of the best ways to get them is just by cutting up some old shirts that you don’t use anymore.
Use old egg cartons as organizers
Have an old junk drawer full of small knick-knacks? Does it seem like your jewelry is out of control? Well, look no further than your fridge as an answer to these problems.
You can use old egg cartons as an organizer for any small items such as buttons, ornaments, office supplies, and even your jewelry.
Use old cardboard tubes for containers
A great way to organize and contain all your extension cords or computer chargers is to use old toilet paper tubes to contain them.
You can wrap them up and put them inside and even label the tubes with what the cords are used for so you won’t need to be sorting through a heap of cords to find the one you are looking for.
Use old razors to de-pill your sweaters
Most of us have dull, old razors lying around the house and a great way to use those is for de-pilling your sweaters or cotton blankets.