31 Clever Ways To Repurpose Common Household Items

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31 Clever Ideas to Repurpose common household items. Create storage and decor by repurposing things you have around the house. #repurpose #upcylce

We all repurpose common household items. You probably are using an old tissue box to hold trash bags or an empty popcorn to store magazines. Here are 31 ways to repurpose or upcycle your junk into useful stuff around the house to solve a storage problem or create cute home decor.

How many different ways have you repurposed the common wipes containers in your home or cars? We are all in search of clever new uses for ordinary household items, aren’t we? This list will lead you to more than 31 new ideas you may be able to use in your own home.

Coffee containers repurposed into holders for screws, nuts and bolts are not near as pretty as coffee containers upcycled into  pretty canisters. 

You 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 to create repurposed home decor.

31 Clever New Uses For Ordinary Household Items

We all repurpose common household items. How many different ways are you using tissue boxes in your home or cars? We are all in search of clever new uses for ordinary household items, aren’t we? This list will lead you to more than 31 new ideas you may be able to use in your own home.

If you enjoyed these 31 common household items repurposed into something useful or decorative, keep scrolling. We are cheap, eh, I mean frugal most of the time so we have more ways to solve storage problems and create home decor with clever repurpose and upcycle projects. Anytime you DIY your own solutions, there is such a feeling of satisfaction as your reward.

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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 🙂

  2. I love the repurposed coffee canisters! I always feel bad throwing them away because I feel like there must be something I could use them for. Now I’ve got an idea! Thanks for sharing with Hump Day Happenings.

    1. 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!

  3. 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.

    1. 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!

  4. Oh, I could just kick myself for throwing out that rusty muffin tin a few weeks ago! And I loved the tea-cup planters. These ideas are so inspiring. Thanks for sharing and for linking up at Wake Up Wednesday.

  5. 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. 🙂

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

    1. 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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