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How to Repurpose or Upcycle 38 Common Household Items

Be green and learn how to repurpose or upcycle common household items with alternative uses that will save the planet and your wallet. The green movement is a mindful approach to your material possessions, shopping responsibly, and being grateful for what you have.
Being green is also about recognizing the full value and potential of the stuff you already have.
At this point, we’ve become accustomed to dealing with our trash responsibly, and recycling is a big part of being green and kind to planet Earth. Similar to recycling, upcycling and repurposing are all about giving our possessions a second life.

Upcycle or Repurpose Your Common Household Items

Upcycling can be defined as the creative reuse of an unwanted object that provides more value than its original use. Similarly, repurposing is the art of adapting an object for a different purpose than its original use.
Indeed, the upcycling movement is gaining momentum as a way to reduce waste and spread awareness of how we can use and re-use common household items in a variety of fun and creative ways.
You’d be surprised what a comb, an old pair of panty hose, a picture frame, or a wine cork can do. One trick is to look at the shape of a particular item you want to repurpose and consider how else you can utilize those proportions.
For example, a wine case turned on its side and repainted makes for a lovely shoe rack. Have a door that automatically locks behind you? Tie a rubber band around a door from handle to handle to prevent the door from latching shut. Turn a spare button into a handy earring holder or plant herbs in an old coffee tin.

Start Repurposing and Upcycling Your Unused Items

If these examples sound like the kind of practical innovations that’ll help you stay on top of your household items in a way that’s helpful and green, explore this smart new infographic – it’s packed with unexpectedly creative solutions for all things house and home.
Find fresh new ways to bring life back into your old or forgotten household items. Enjoy being environmentally friendly, clever, and creative. You’ll save money and save the planet, one repurposed item at a time.

Courtesy of: CashNetUSA


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G John Cole

John is a digital nomad and freelance writer. Specializing in leadership, digital media and personal growth, his passions include world cinema and biscuits. A native Englishman, he is always on the move, but can most commonly be spotted in Norway, the UK and the Balkans.

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