Inventive Ways to Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle

Unusual & Inventive Ways to Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle

I have been blogging for over four months now.  In the beginning, I knew I wanted to blog about things that I enjoy doing but I didn’t really have a plan.  I’d take it one day at a time and just figure it out as I go. A common thread ended up being ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.  I have always been eco-conscious, so to speak, but I never really thought about it.  Now that I have been blogging, and have it all down in front of me (and posted all over the web) I have gravitated toward recycling and repurposing ideas for my posts.  I decided to count how many ideas I put out there and got over 100…holy crap!

It’s funny how things work out.  I even have gone on the anti-plastic bag bandwagon and use only recycled bags at the store.  I get irritated if someone hands me a plastic bag or I forget to bring one inside.  Next thing I know I am carrying baby and all my purchases without a bag!

Since this has been an important topic for me, so here it is again… eighty-three crafty and inventive ways to reduce, reuse, & recycle and turn your trash into treasure! Just click on the link or picture to find out more!

Six Creative Ways to Recycle Old Crates

Wine crates can be purchased very cheaply at wine and liquor stores. Some may even give them to you for free. Just ask! I use them in my pantry for food organization. I have even used them for staging parties and showers with a rustic theme. Put them together and make a unique set of furniture. The possibilities are endless.

Five Clever Ways to Reuse Tin and Aluminum Cans

I know there are way more than 5 ideas on this blog, but cans can be transformed not only with paint, but with fabric, paper, leather or lace. Use them for office storage, flowers, or even turn them into musical instruments for kids.


Mason Jar and tin can centerpiece with pink and green fresh flowers.
Painted blue and green tin cans and mason jars with fresh flowers.

Six Cool Upcycled Seating Ideas

Repurposed and upcycled furniture is my favorite type of furniture. I love seeing people’s unique ideas. In this article you will find six fun ways to turn an old unwanted item into a more beautiful one.

Eight Ways to Repurpose Old Record Albums and CD’s

Do you have old albums and CD’s laying around? I do! If you don’t, they can easily be found for almost nothing at thrift stores like Goodwill or Salvation Army. Here are some fun ways to upcycle them into something cool and unusual.


Upcycled Records

Six Innovative Crafts with Recycled Beer and Wine Bottles

Don’t throw those wine and beer bottles away!  Here are some interesting ways to use them.

Ten Artistic Ways to Recycle Newspaper

The key word in newspaper is “paper”. Paper can be transformed into many things. Here are some ideas for gift wrapping, home decor, and crafts using newspaper.

Four Ways to Reuse Old Boxes

With Amazon Prime, you know you have a shipping box laying around! Food boxes are great too. Use them in many different clever ways like extra storage and gift wrapping.


Six Eco-Friendly Crafts from Recycled Glass Bottles and Jars

Just like cans and wine bottles, jars can be reused for so many different things. This list of six is sure to inspired you.


gold and glitter mason jars

Ten Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Books

Some say damaging a book is a no-no. I agree, however if the book is already damaged there is no need to throw it out. I say, upcycle it.. and it’s contents.


DIY Hidden Storage Box with Recycled Books

Seven Ways to Reuse Light Bulbs

The shape of lightbulbs themselves are pretty. Here are some clever ways to turn them into a unique home decor show stopper.

Six Ways to Reuse Suitcases

I love vintage suitcases. They are so pretty. You may not bring one on your next plane ride, but here are a few unique ways to reuse them.

Nine Ways to Recycle Plastic Grocery Bags

Here are some interesting ways to recycle plastic grocery bags. Who knew that you could crochet with them???

Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle! I hope you like this list. Let me know if you have other unique ideas.

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  1. Hi there, love your blog and it’s focus on recycling and repurposing ordinary houshold items. Just wanted to let you know 🙂

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