11 Clever and Unique Trash to Treasure Storage and Organization Ideas
They say one man’s trash is another person’s treasure. This is true at my house. Although when you first hear that phrase you may think “junk” but there are many ways to upcycle that look far from trashy.
If you don’t know already I love to go flea market, thrift store, and antique shopping. You never know what you can find. I love the hunt, but another thing I love about second hand shopping is figuring out how to repurpose or upcycle something old and turning into something useful. Here are some trash to treasure storage and organization ideas I have featured here on DIY Inspired in the past.
Double Duty Organization and Eye Catching Display
To hold jewelry you can use old shutters and doors, repurpose flower frogs, or upcycle cork boards. These examples are not only useful, but help display your jewelry and accessories like pieces of artwork.
You can find old shutters at restoration stores like the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Flower frogs seem to be in abundance at the flea markets here in Orange County and Los Angeles.
Hang flea market wire baskets sideways on a wall in a bathroom for towels, bedroom for books, or in the kitchen for dishes.
Imagination Beyond the Intended Use
An old tiered pie stand can be used in a bathroom to hold makeup. Use mismatched plates as trays to add color or pattern to match your décor. A tiered display is not only an interesting statement piece, but adds convenience to makeup accessibility.
Old rakes are easy to find at flea markets and if they are broken, come at a great price. Is it rusty? Don’t worry. You can easily refurbish one. Rakes can be repurposed into dog leash holders, wine glass holders, or kitchen utensil holders.
Old vintage suitcases are perfect for hidden storage. They look great stacked as is or cut them in half to make your own suitcase shelves. Stack some next to a bedside or sofa to use as an extra side table or night stand.
As you can see there are many cool and unique ways to store and organize just about anything in the house. With a little imagination and creativity, you can literally turn someone else’s trash into your very own treasure.
Other Clever Trash to Treasure Ideas
- Upcycled Fairy Garden in a Box
- Repurposed Thrift Store Serving Tray
- Repurposed Chalkboard Silver Platter
- DIY Step Stool with Upcycled Vintage Rulers
- Trash to Treasure DIY Projects and Ideas
For more storage ideas, check out my craft room makeover:
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