Repurposing - using an item in a way other than its original purpose. Can be called an art because sometimes it requires a lot of creativity to find a way to repurpose something!
A simple example is reusing Chinese food containers to store magic markers in. A super creative example is breaking up old cd's to create a mosaic design on furniture or other items. See what I mean? I never would have thought of that on my own! And check out those amazing fairy tale books by high school students above! Super creative :-)
Be careful about what you save to repurpose though! If you don't use it within a certain amount of time, it just takes up space and makes life more complicated! Either recycle it or give it away!
Some Creative Repurposing Ideas:
Watch this slide-show of repurposing possibilities!
Visit our page Household Waste for additional information
check out our Pinterest Boards for more great ideas:
Recycling (different ideas on what, how, and where to recycle)
Selling & Donating (find ideas and places to sell and donate all kinds of items!)
Repurposing (a plethora of unique and creative ideas...)
Reusable Items (includes many products you may not have heard of before!)
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Hi there! I'm Kathie, the author behind Creating A Simpler Life. I'm excited to share our longterm projects (and planning) toward building our future retirement homestead in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. In the meantime I will be sharing all the other little things we do that are part of creating our simpler life!