Everybody’s heard “reduce, reuse, recycle”. You don’t have to subscribe to the ‘Global Warming’ or ‘Climate Change’ narrative to be concerned about the environment, wasting money, and wasting space. When you reuse old items, it is the easiest way to make an impact at home. Plus, you save space, time, and money. Here are 3 incredible ways to reuse old items.
Reuse Old Jugs Or Cartons As Planters
Old jugs and cartons can make great planters to start a garden, or start plants to add to the garden. The great thing is that size doesn’t matter here. Simply rinse out and cut used jugs or cartons in half, and poke drainage holes in the bottom with a knife or pen. Fill them with dirt, and start growing! Smaller cartons can be used to incubate seeds and grow sprouts. Larger jugs and cartons can be used to grow larger plants.
Use Clay Scraps or Broken Pots as Plant Markers
Terra-cotta pots have an unfortunate habit of breaking. It can be quite easy to knock on over and find it has a sizable piece missing. The great news is, they’re still useful. Be sure to discard any jagged or sharp pieces, and keep pieces that don’t pose any risk. You can scrawl plant names on broken pieces with a marker and use them to keep track of your garden.
Make a Mosaic From Old CDs
CDs are quickly going out of style (are they gone already?). Most cars and computers on the shelves today don’t even include CD players. At one time, CDs were widely distributed for free with junkware and ads on them. You might have a collection of scratched CDs you’re scared to let go of.
Luckily, CDs have inherent qualities that make them perfect for art, because they’re shiny and iridescent, reflective and colorful. All this makes them perfect for making a tile mosaic. Simply collect broken pieces of CDs and treat them just as you would any other pieces of a mosaic. They’ll give off a colorful eye-catching shine that’s hard to forget.
In today’s fast-paced and wasteful world, it can be easy to toss things in the trash without another thought. Reuse old items instead. It’s a great way to save money and help the environment at the same time. Reusing doesn’t always have to be difficult. These are some fun and easy ways to reuse old items.
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