31 Clever Ways To Repurpose Common Household Items

We all repurpose common household items. You probably are using an old tissue box to hold trash bags or an empty popcorn tin as a trash can.

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

Here are 31 ways to repurpose or upcycle ordinary household items into useful stuff around the house to solve a storage problem or create cute home decor.

How do you repurpose things at home?

It begins with ideas and needs.

Let’s say you need better storage for your canned good in your pantry. You don’t want to buy expensive organizers. The solution is to make your own and repurpose something around the house you are not using into something you need. This is called Upcycling and it is a great way to save on the household budget.

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How many different ways can you repurpose common wipes containers?

Wash it out and use it for crayon storage, great for car trips, Lego storage, Makeup storage, a travel first aid kit, and many more. You tell me in the comments how you repurpose wipes containers.

Coffee containers repurposed into holders for screws, nuts, and bolts are always handy in the workshop or garage. They can also become pretty upcycled into kitchen canisters. 

We are all in search of creative ways to reuse 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.

31 Clever New Uses For Ordinary Household Items

You will find new uses for everyday items around the house that will help you save a buck and get organized too.

The next time you empty that gallon milk jug, I hope you have a new idea in mind to repurpose it around the house.

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.

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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. 🙂

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    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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