20+ People Found the Perfect Use for Things We Usually Throw Away

3 years ago

Every house has a bag with plastic bags, empty boxes left from household appliances, and a drawer with unnecessary wires and flash drives. And if you’re planning to throw things away, remember that you don’t have to throw everything away. There are many examples of when seemingly useless things get a second life and make a house cozier.

We at Bright Side have started weaving a shopper out of plastic bags and at the same time, we are looking for new ideas on how to transform the rest of our trash. As a bonus, we’ll show you an example of an amazing thrift store find.

“When another bag with plastic bags became full, it was time to take action. This is the result.”

“I made a cozy PJ set from my old blanket, and I’m so happy with the outcome.”

“I found an old TV, cleaned it, and put an iPad inside. Now, this is an irreplaceable thing in our kitchen.”

“I transformed my old grill into a small herb garden. I hope all the seeds will grow soon.”

“I used a paper towel roll, glue, and some leftover rope to make a cat scratcher for my new kitten.”

“I came across this idea on Instagram and started growing parsley in a milk box.”

“My neighbor threw away an old bench, and I gave it a new life. My husband is joking that now, they might want it back.”

“I decided to find a new way to use an old towel. I just cut out these circles, sew together 2 pieces, and I’ve got reusable cotton pads.”

A phone stand made of a few Lego pieces. Simple and free if you have some Legos left."

“I cut off strings from an old T-shirt, tied them into a ring, and made comfortable elastic bands.”

“My sweater from the 1990s + a zipper from an old bag = wool overalls for my kid”

An old fan with a bad motor was transformed into a lamp.

“I gathered old plastic bags, glued them together with the help of an iron, and stitched them. This is the first time I’ve done something like this, and I’m proud of it.”

“Sometimes, I get bored and I sew things. This is a dress I made from old velvet curtains.”

An abandoned car was turned into a stylish room presented on Airbnb.

“This is my first upcycling project. It’s probably more expensive than buying a new chest, but it’s way more interesting.”

Just a flower pot made from floppy disks

“My grandfather helped design this TV, and I spent my childhood watching cartoons on it. So this is a special thing for us.”

“I made all of these out of vinyl records.”

“I made this vase with pieces of beach glass that I found.”

“My mom gave me an old pair of jeans to wear. But I made them into a dress.”

Bonus: “I work at a bakery in a food store, and it’s normal to throw away broken cookies. But, I found a way to avoid this.”

Have you tried to give a second life to old things? Share your experience with us.

Preview photo credit iris513 / Reddit


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I like this abandoned car idea, gave me the idea of having 5 of them or so and have them parked in a circle and then have a kitchen in 1, bathroom in other etc


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