31 Clever New Uses For Ordinary Household Items

We all repurpose common household items. We are also all in search of clever new uses for ordinary household items.  I recently curated a Repurposing board on  Hometalk . I found all 31  plus more clever ideas for repurposing common household items on Hometalk!

Do you enjoy finding smart new repurposing ideas? I sure do!

Today, I’m sharing a few of those ideas here but would encourage you to head on over to Hometalk, so you can find new uses for some of the items in your home!

Repurposing Household Items Collection from Hometalk by Intelligentdomestications.comYou may have seen some of these common items repurposed in similar manners before but take a look at the new twist some clever folks are adding.

WARNING! You will have an overwhelming desire to head out to your favorite thrift store, yard sales or estate sales while you are reading these fabulous ideas!

Just to share a couple of my personal favorites with you before you head over to see them all here.

Pumpkin cake pan vignette by Organized Clutter on Hometalk.intelligentdomestications.comThis adorable pumpkin is one of a 3 piece set created by Organized Clutter and shared on Hometalk.  To see the entire set and the cute way she displayed them, go here.

Upcycling Cereal Boxes into Gift Tags by Tiffany Mitchell on Hometalk.intelligentdomestications.com

 We will think twice before tossing out cereal boxes after learning how to make these adorable gift tags by Tiffany Mitchell. You can view her link here.


If  ♪The Best Part of Waking Up♪ is Folger’s in Your Cup♪ then chances are pretty good you may have repurposed an occasionally coffee canister. This set is a beautiful creation by Kitchen Kelli. You can find her Hometalk post here.

I am in love with Hometalk.com! The neat thing about Hometalk is the ability to communicate with folks about your project or their project. Underneath every post is a comment thread. You can ask questions and offer compliments.

Another nice thing about Hometalk is the ability to simply post a question. If you are seeking advice on any project in your home, just post a question and the answers will begin to flow. Use the ‘Create Post’ button at the top of the page.

Creating a post is easy. Just click the red ‘create’ button at the top of the page and follow the easy instructions. You will be able to upload your own photo’s, include instructions under each photo and include a link to your website as well.

You can create boards just like my Repurpose board. There are some board title suggestions offered by the good folks at Hometalk or you can create your own Board title.

The Pin It button is right there for you so you can also Pin any post!

I’m very much into repurposing right now so I hope you will enjoy your visit to the Repurposing board!

Sharing with these parties: Wake Up Wednesday, Hump Day Happenings, Project Pin-it #41, Create It Thursday #69, Family Fun Friday, Merry Monday #18, Thrifty Thursday #79, Inspire Me Monday’s #5, Momma Told Me {Link Party}

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  1. This is such a fun post! I think it’s always great to repurpose and recycle items around the house!! Some great ideas 🙂
    Thanks for joining us on this past week of “Inspired By Me Mondays!!”
    So glad you were able to link up; please be sure to come back again next week 🙂
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    • Jenna, I feel the same way. I tossed one recently but I have 3 saved now. I will soon have a complete set and I plan to paint them and fancy them up for storage! Loved that idea!

  2. I LOVE repurposing stuff! I’m so glad I read your post, because we have four old license plates in our garage, and I’ve been wondering what to do with them. So excited to have a new project idea. Based on your post, I’m going to spend a little more time on Hometalk too. I’ve been to the site, but I didn’t stay around long enough to really figure out what’s going on.
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    • Kate, I’m so glad you found some useful ideas! Hometalk is wonderful, it’s my new favorite place to hang out! I wish I had some old license plates too, that is a cool project!

  3. Coffee cans? Me? Just because I’m a well-known and admitted coffeeholic? Yep, you bet I have cans, and I love to repurpose them. I use them for potting soil, spreading coffee grounds in the garden, little storage bins, all kinds of things. I recognize that pumpkin cake tin… LOL ,,, haven’t used mine in years. Maybe this cute lil pumpkin would get more use. 🙂

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    • Those coffee canisters are invaluable for repurposing! You should head on over to Hometalk and check out the rest of what she did with that pumpkin cake pan, it’s part of a vignette set.

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