9 Cute Ways to Upcycle around Your House ...


How good at recycling are you;

do you have a long list of ways to upcycle at home?

If you are anything like me, you give it a good go.2

I separate out my recycling from my rubbish, I recycle plastic, try to reuse metal and I’m always donating bags of clothes and toys to charity.

But how about recycling at home?

I’ve recently found some amazing ways to upcycle at home, and here are my favorites…

1. Toilet Storage

Okay, so that sounds a little strange, but the idea is the same!

Find a box that’s roughly the same height as a toilet roll.

Next, collect up some empty toilet rolls.

I’ve found the average box will hold about 12 toilet rolls, arranged in a simple 6 x 3 grid.

Now you can use them for storage!

I started folding up cables and cords into mine, but you can use them for almost anything.

I’ve made a very cool ribbon storage system for crafting, too!

This is one of my favorite ways to upcycle at home.

2. Make a Lunch Box

Ever noticed how CD holders are the perfect size for a bagel?

Well I did last week.

So once we’d finished off the blank CDs, I washed it out and used it to store my partner’s work bagel.

He found it in his bag at work, and it became an instant success – there is a whole load of people using them to hold food now!

Ours wasn’t recyclable, so it’s great to find another use for it.

What inventive ideas do you have for food storage?

3. Old Photos, New Starts

Do you have a lot of wall art?

It seems some people end up with hundreds of framed pictures.

If you’ve decided to redecorate, or just cut down on your décor, getting rid of them can be difficult.

My niece tried everything to get rid of a set of rather interesting floral prints, from eBaying them to trying to give them to a charity shop.

In the end, she bought a thicker frame for them and used them as a tea and coffee serving tray.

She’s had loads of compliments on them since – win!

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