Looking at every day or unused items in your home and breathing new life into them by finding a new use can be a great way to express your creativity and also save some money. Repurposing isn’t simply about taking an item with one purpose and using it for another, it’s about thinking innovatively and solving problems around the home without having to run out to the store to purchase something new. It’s all about problem solving and ingenuity.
1. Binder clips for cord management
Using large binder clips and clipping them to the edge of a desk is a great way to organize cords from multiple devices as each binder clip separates a different cord. It’s a low cost way to use office supplies you will already have around the house to neaten up the multitude of devices we accumulate.
2. Old Frames for Jewelry holder
Use an old frame that may have had the glass break or that has simply fallen by the wayside and insert hooks or string wire to hang necklaces or earrings. If the frames you have do not fit the look you are going for you can paint them.
3. Scarf organizer
Attach shower rings to a coat hanger and string your silk scarves through them so they are not just thrown in a drawer or basket. It’s an inexpensive way to see and access your scarves easily.
4. Vase for Toilet roll holder
5. Broken jewelry into fridge magnets
Use those misfit broken pieces of jewellry from your jewellry box and glue a magnet to the back of them. It’s a great way to see and appreciate jewelry that would otherwise lie unappreciated at the bottom of your jewelry box.
6. Pendent lights from wire baskets
7. Ladders for Clothesline