We all hate clutter. Sometimes we just want to purge out seemingly useless things from our homes. Some things, however, are better off the trash bins. Here’s our list of 20 things you should never throw away and cool, functional ways to reuse them!
1. Fancy Glass Bottles
Clean and reuse your fancy glass bottles, they make great containers for homemade vinegar, fruit jams, and herbs and spices.
2. Baby Food Jars
No need to buy salt and pepper shakers, use your baby’s empty food bottles to make one yourself!
3. Mason Jars
Too many mason jars in your house? Use them as drinking glass! The next time your friends come for a visit, serve up some homemade chillers using your recycled mason jars.
4. Big plastic jars or gallons
Use as water containers. Just be sure to date and rotate every six months.
5. Cereal boxes and shoe boxes
Three words: Your son’s robot.
6. Paint Cans
Make an improvised Emergency Heater using your empty paint cans. Here’s how.
7. Egg crates
Raising your own flock of chickens? Store fresh eggs in empty egg crates if you are planning to eat them for breakfast and not hatch them.
Use your stack of old newspapers to start wood fires.
9. Tin Cans
Use bigger tin cans as flower pots and smaller tin cans as desk organizers.
10. Wooden boxes
Throw some soil inside old wooden boxes and grow your little herbs for yummy dishes. Put it somewhere near your kitchen to make it more convenient.