Repurposing: a phenomenon well promoted, but not well-executed in our day-to-day living. Partly, because of a lack of creativity. Truth is that you can extend the lifeline of any item and repurpose anything in your room.
A shoe box can become 10 beautiful bookmarks, an old pair of socks can become your quirky little baggage tag and your old toilet paper rolls can become your new paper stack organisers.
On this note, Aastha Verma and I set out to conduct a small experiment to see what can repurpose from our rooms.
Here are 5 ways to repurpose random things in your room:
1. Perfume Spray Bottles:
Don’t dispose of perfume bottles after you’re done with the scent. Refill it with water and use them for spraying plants at home or even as your own face hydrator. Super handy!
Effective, and besides that, it looks trendy.
2. Shoe Boxes As Storage Containers:
Girls, I know many of us buy/have fancy shoes. What about the shoe boxes? Cover the shoe boxes with wrapping papers, create temporary divisions by taping paper, decorate it the way you want, and voila!
You can store jewellery or even stationery items in there.
3. Plastic Water Bottles As Plant Pots:
Use plastic water bottles as plant pots instead of using the usual ceramic or mud ones. She simply cut off the bottom half, fill it with sand, fertilized soil and seeds. Then loosen the bottle cap beneath in order to drain out the extra water (To prevent the plant from getting overly hydrated).
4. Creams Tins And Boxes:
After we are done using our scented creams, we usually throw them away. Use these tins as a storage facility for all the bobby pins, safety pins and clips!
It’s a great way to keep track of all the hair accessories without losing track.
5. Toilet Paper Rolls as hip Stationery Holders
It’s quite simple really. Stick the toilet paper roll on a cardboard base. Wrap the toilet paper roll with coloured paper and decorate the way you want to create your own customised pen holders.
Imagine how much you’re re-using [and it looks spectacular when done right].
Bonus: How To Make An Infinity Scarf From An Old T-Shirt
Tell us how you repurpose items in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you.
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