We all have stuff that no longer serves any purpose around the house, but we still have trouble getting rid of it. Either it’s “still OK,” or “might come in handy” or holds some sentimental value to it. In extreme cases, this might lead to hoarding, but if you’re creative enough, you can solve the problem with some repurposing ideas.

Besides serving to an intent (again), repurposed items add this lovely touch of creativity and coziness to space. Heck, most of the time, upcycled things become even cooler than they initially were. Also, there’s the aspect of conserving the fragile ecosystem by saving it from unnecessary trash. So if you want to go green, repurposing should be one of your goals.

To help you get started, we made a selection of creative repurposing, reusing and upcycling ideas. Try to recognize the repurposed materials in the pictures and upcycle yourself!

1. Old Ladder Into Bookshelf

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2. Vintage Suitcase Into Chair

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3. Chair Into Shelf/Closet Unit

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4. Old Books Into Shelves

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5. Bowlers Into Lamps

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6. Tennis Rackets Into Mirrors

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7. Plastic Bottle Into Broom

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8. Hangers Into Room Divider

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9. Old Piano Into Bookshelf

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10. Spoons Into Lamp

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11. Bathtub Into Couch

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12. Pop Tabs Into Bag

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13. Wine Bottles Into Chandelier

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14. Old TV Into Aquarium

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15. Glove Into a Chipmunk

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16. Bike Wheel Into Clock

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17. Bicycle Into Sink Stand

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18. TP Rolls Into Organizer Box

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19. CD Spindle Into Bagel Holder

Toasted bagel + avocado in a CD spindle. (link)

20. Wrenches Into Wall Hooks

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21. Lightbulbs Into Oil Lamps

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22. Computer Into Mailbox

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23. Credit Cards Into Guitar Picks

(Buy: here or here)

24. Glass Marbles Into Fence Decor

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25. Bottle Caps Into Tea Lights

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26. Skateboards Into Children Picnic Table

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27. Bottles Into Pendant Lamps

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28. Old Piano Into Outdoor Fountain

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29. Old Cassette Tape Into Purse

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30. Drum Kit Into Chandelier

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