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Reuse Stuff at Home

Reuse Stuff at Home

I thought I was pretty creative – reusing an old ironing board pad as heat-proof liner to make 3 pairs of pot holders – until I ran across some websites positively overflowing with examples of reusing and repurposing household items.

50 Ways to Repurpose, Reuse, and Upcycle Old Things

100 Ways to Repurpose and Reuse Broken Household Items

Some ideas may not appeal to everyone, but there might be two or three things that pique your interest.

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Some ideas are quick and easy to implement, and others take time and care. To turn a worn or frayed collar on a favourite blouse or shirt, for example, means unpicking the seam that holds the collar in place, turning it around so that the good underside is now the top, and sewing the collar back in place.

There are also some practical ideas for repurposing old furniture, if you have the time.

23 Clever Ways to Repurpose Furniture, from the DIY network.

Maybe those near and dear to you don’t have much time to reuse and repurpose items, but you in your retirement years may be able to do this to help others, and the environment.

Other ideas

I’d love to hear what you have done to reuse or repurpose household items.

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