If you take an honest look in your home, you will find tons of things you can easily turn into something else that is useful and will save you money. Upcycling Common Household Items is a great way to save money and become a bit more Eco-friendly. Upcycling isn’t just for making crafts and kids projects. It has become a great way to use all kinds of common household items to create things you need.
Upcycle clothing: Old t-shirts are great for making things like reusable bags, soft quilts, throw pillows and even simply to use as cleaning rags.
Use glass jars for storage: Glass jars that things like pickles, sauces and other foods come in can be cleaned and have labels removed to be used for storage. Use chalkboard labels and store thins like screws, buttons, beads and other crafting or hardware supplies in them on a shelf in your shop or craft room. For larger jars, label and use them to store flour, sugar, dry beans and pasta.
Wooden pallets are excellent for home décor: Everywhere you look on Pinterest you see fun upcycled pallet projects. These can be found free a lot of times and make great project starters. Signs, outdoor seating, tables and more can be created for your home at the fraction of the cost with wooden pallets.
Use old squirt bottles for many projects: Squirt bottles from things like ketchup, mustard and salad dressings are great for using with kids paints and easy crafts, but also for things like pancake batter for special shaped pancakes.
Use old suitcases for storage and end tables: Old suitcases have recently become a popular item to upcycle. Grab a few simple legs at you hardware store, some paint and a screw gun to rate a unique end table that doubles as storage as well.
These are just a few of the things that you can use around your home for multiple purposes. Upcyling common household items is not only a fun project for your family, but a great way to save money on things that could be considered splurges otherwise.