The world we exist in today has pretty much become dependent on how we live. The reason is, our practices and methods for doing things have a great impact on the environment. Now is the time that we as individuals, actually work towards recycling and repurposing as much as we can. The proper removal of waste and how to utilize things that can be salvaged today, has become a need more than a desire. Doing this, can make you more socially and environmentally responsible in every way. Here are seven creative repurposing ideas that you can use to help transform your old junks.
- Old Tires Reuse
Sometimes our old junk can actually be used in a very creative manner that you might not even have thought about. Old tires? Who would have thought? You can actually reuse all your old tire junk that has accumulated over time. With it, you can create unique flower pots and hang them near the patio of your house. In circle or zigzag form you can then plant in your favorite colorful flowers and then hang them like a wreath. This makes it a really fun and creative way to use this junk.
Another great thing that you can do with your old tires is that you can use them to make a footrest from them. Turn your old tire into an ottoman by covering it entirely with a nice croquet cover and place it in your living room. Trust me nothing can be more useful and classic then repurposing this type of junk into something so suitable. It is actually really astonishing to see how something so cute and beautiful can actually come out of a dirty old used tire.
- Salvage Scrap
It is always useful to salvage the scrap as much as you can. No need to throw away your toilet paper rolls. You can actually make use of these little rolls as separators and can help sort things. You can even use old coffee bottles as pencil holding jars or even store other ingredients in them rather than throwing them away. However, before you work towards salvaging scraps it is best to thoroughly check and sort out for rubbish. There is no point in keeping waste and rubbish piled up as it can also lead to many health hazards over time. It is best that you fully search and make sure that you use proper rubbish removal services that can help you in getting rid of any kind of waste. This way you can then see which scrap you can actually use and which pieces are of no use. For instance, some kinds of plastic and metals might be beyond salvation so, it is best to be disposed of by professionals.
- Make Use Of An Old Ladder
This has to be my favorite repurposing idea that I actually have also used in my home and office. If you have people in your house that thoroughly enjoy reading books, then they will definitely love this one. If you have an old rusty ladder that is of no use to you now, then you can convert it into a bookshelf. Yup, you read that right! Place the ladder horizontally and drill it into the wall with the help of hooks. Now on the step of the ladders, you can place your books against the wall. Isn’t that cool? You can paint the ladder in any color that you want and tada! you have a funky and hip new bookshelf to use.
- Utilize Timeworn Utensils
One huge problem that almost every household faces is what to do with the worn-out utensils of the kitchen. Some utensils are just too expensive to throw away so what you can do is that you can repurpose them in a creative way. Rather than it being just thrown away as old junk, you can make this junk useful. Like you might have an old cheese grater that has served its purpose and now is just sitting there in your garage. You can use it as a wooden spoon holder for your kitchen. Not only is that a great way but also looks very cool and chic. Or you can use an old teacup set that is not in use anymore as a nice decoration idea for your kitchen window. Plant them with succulents and voila, you will have a really nice looking corner for your kitchen window.
- Refurbish Plastic
Refurbishing and reusing plastic has become a necessity for the environment today. If not disposed of in a proper manner, plastics have proven to harm the earth in the most lethal way ever. Therefore, any plastic bottle that you might have, it is best to use that junk in the most effective way possible. Any old ketchup bottles that you may have lying around can be used to store kitchen materials. Similarly, you can use old water bottles as flower germinating utensils that you can do with your kids to make them aware of the whole process. This can be a really creative and fun activity that you can do together that can make learning and fun go hand in hand.
- Reclaim Old Suitcases
This might sound odd but if you are into vintage and classic stuff like me, then trust me you might just love this idea. Any old suitcase that you might have that is lying there around like junk can be used in the most creative way. What you can do is that you can take a small suitcase that may be of any material starting from leather to hard plastic or even cloth. You can then use this suitcase as a small medicine cabinet and place it in your room or bathroom. Not only is that creative but it also is very classy and easy to do. You can even paste a used worn-out mirror on the top and use it as a vanity for your bathroom. Talk about being this creative with your junk, huh?
- Ancient Furniture Fun
How many of you have some old cabinet or filing desk lying around treated as junk in your house? (*Silently Raises Hand*)! Well, if you do, then do not worry because you can simply put this junk to good use. You can make use of an old cabinet by simply turning it into a nice coffee table for your living room. You can even use it as an added shelf in your kitchen if you have space. Well, the coffee table idea is one that will always work no matter what. Just lay it down horizontally and there you have a really cool new coffee table that gives your place a whole new retro vibe.
These were seven really creative ideas that you can use to repurpose all of the junk that you have stored. You do not have to throw everything away rather just have to be smart about how you can use things. Also, remember that you must have thorough rubbish removal inspection done before you start repurposing because that way you can get rid of things that cannot be reused at all. Just be creative in everything you do and I am sure you will find a purpose for your junk.