Hola Fam. I have always tried to figure out ways to reuse, reduce, and recycle trash. You can save many things from going to trash and filling the nature with garbage which would lead to nothing but pollution alone. Read this post to work creatively and reuse with the things easily available at home 🏡
Mason Jars – Glass can be recycled but we can use reuse it instead of ordering more and waste plastic packaging. Have you ever thought a cake jar can be used for storing kitchen things like pulses, rice, or any solid or fresh food? I’ve used my cake jar as tealight holder for last Diwali. You need some glitter, fabric glue, and jute rope. If you have time add handmade satin ribbon rose on the jute rope near the bottleneck and you’re done with glitter tealight holder in few minutes.
Marriage or Invitation Cards – Cards have amazing texture, prints which at times have God idols on them. You can reuse the cards or paper to make a new card for your friend’s birthday. Kids can use it at school for DIY or crafts. Shrutica and I have made this Diwali Lantern last year with old Lantern zigzag paper and some colorful card papers and embellishments.
Ice Cream Matka – We all have that craze go collect the Kulfi Matka and store it at home but have you ever thought of using it for some indoor small plants or store your accessories in the matka. If it is the traditional earthen matka use it to store any food like curd. I’ve used this matka for keeping my earrings and other accessories. One can add a small lip balm tube, hair clips or anything you need when you are traveling. This would skip those plastic zip lock bags during travel.
Plastic Brushes – I recently switched to a bamboo brush and have reused my plastic brush to clean the corners of the bathroom or wash basin area.
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Pen or Dried Twigs – If you have a pen which is almost over and they are of course plastic use it as a spool to wound crafts or normal threads. I’ve seen mom using it for her yarn since my childhood ❤️. I’ve got all this in my genes all thanks to mommy 😘
CDs as a tealight holder. Before entering blogging I was into Quilling and that’s when I started using all household items. One of my favorite creation I made for Diwali.
Newspaper – Did you know newspapers can be used to wipe windows. My husband does this every 15 days. He uses it to wipe windows and mirrors with water (you can skip the chemical laden spray). One can also use it instead of a log for the bonfire. My MIL does it to save the logs for the homemade Chula which she uses to boil water. Please avoid bubble wrap and add crumble newspaper for some gift wraps.
Easy Quilts – Are you someone who is a cloth hoarder and you still have fabric at home ever after donating them, then this is surely one good option to keep your favorite fabric at home. Make quilts with them and use it. u are too lazy please give it to an animal shelter, they can use it for pick up litter.
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August 2, 2018 at 7:32 pm
Wow lovely ideas to reuse waste things and make it a unique thing. I loved the Cd reuse.
August 2, 2018 at 11:45 pm
I remember making Wall hangings out of CD drives for craft work in school. And, the newspapers trick on mirrors is so accurate, I do it myself.
August 3, 2018 at 12:10 am
I have nominated you for the Mysterious Blogger Award. 🙂
August 3, 2018 at 11:37 am
Interesting. I will take up the challenge and read your post soon 🙂
August 3, 2018 at 1:19 am
These are some great reuse ideas. The idea of using matka to store accesories is totally new to me.
August 3, 2018 at 2:52 pm
Lovely pointers for ppl who love to upcycle. I ‘ve used bangles for t light n also used old CDs.
August 3, 2018 at 7:38 pm
The invitation idea was much needed cos that is sumthing we can’t avoid n is beyond our control. Also, never knew that animal shelters are in need of clothes for collecting litter, thanks for the info!
August 7, 2018 at 9:36 pm
Wow. That’s an amazing idea. Even we use to make quilts at home. We still have it and use it. Loved all your ideas.
August 12, 2018 at 9:09 am
Wow this is amazing ya!!
August 12, 2018 at 9:10 am
Wow amazing way again to use waste materials!!
August 16, 2018 at 10:46 am
Wow yogeeta, brilliant ideas of using waste stuff. Best one i like was mason jars and kulfi matka. I am definitely going to try them.
August 16, 2018 at 1:38 pm
August 17, 2018 at 8:21 pm
Beautiful tips! And I can understand how artistically inclined you are. That’s how Art from waste blooms. Very good ideas and you have crafted them well. More importantly, we realise the value of reusing 🙂
August 19, 2018 at 2:49 pm
Wow, so lovely ideas to reuse the things in the better way.
September 6, 2018 at 1:53 pm
That Diwali lantern is looking so gorgeous. I’m bookmarking this post. Would copy this idea in upcoming Diwali. 😀
September 6, 2018 at 2:14 pm
Some really great ideas. I loved the decorative CD diya. And kudos to your grandmom for taking the effort to make quilts from old garments even at this age!
September 6, 2018 at 3:02 pm
These are great options to recycle and reuse. We need to be a responsible citizens and ensure better utilization of resources.
September 6, 2018 at 6:13 pm
Very nice information, thanks
September 6, 2018 at 6:23 pm
I love all the ideas you have listed here. My mom used to make cushion covers out of old silk wedding kurtas that we had outgrown and dressing table mats from all that was left. There is so much to reuse if we really give it some thought. Loved your post!
September 6, 2018 at 9:44 pm
Loved all the ideas and ben implementing many. Will try the rest.We , Indians, have always been good at recycling things since time immemorial 🙂
September 6, 2018 at 9:58 pm
Wow, these are some amazing ideas to reuse and recycle old things. I am going to share this with all my friends.
September 6, 2018 at 10:59 pm
These are great ideas to reuse your trash to make something beautiful about it. I chose this post in particular though it is one of your older posts because this topic is close to my heart. I have started a blog on Green Living and kudos to you, and your family for rehashing your waste. My grandmom used to make quilts too. And I love the idea of giving our completely waste clothes to an animal shelter.
Namratha from #firstgreenstep
September 7, 2018 at 12:35 am
Good ideas for sustainable living. Well written and good pics to accompany.
September 7, 2018 at 12:23 pm
I am a big follower of the idea of recycle and reduce….Growing up in a middle-class household, we were taught how to reuse things….The ideas given by you are wonderful yet quite easy to follow….You can also incorporate another idea – using wine/ cola bottles as flower vase!
September 8, 2018 at 12:43 am
I also believe in the same thing. Reuse and repurpose. I and my son, we make craft projects with things like chocolate covers, cd, invitation cards etc. Rather than disposing them, things like news paper, cards, cds, can be used for making fun decorative items. Superb post it was.
September 8, 2018 at 11:09 pm
Very useful post. I was about to throw away a Cd. Now I can use it. I use newspaper to clean mirrors. Works like a charm.
September 8, 2018 at 11:14 pm
I love bamboo brushes! Great post
September 13, 2018 at 12:11 pm
Great tips for reusing and repurposing things. My mom is at her best in this. I also use newspapers to wipe glass items every alternate day.