3 Ways to Repurpose Things That You Never Use


Every so often there comes a time when you feel like your house is getting too cluttered with items that are rarely used. While it is easy enough to donate or sell certain things, others might have sentimental value. You don’t want to part with these things, but the fact that they just sit in a drawer or closet gathering dust and taking up space can be frustrating. In such cases, you can also look into ways that those items can be repurposed into something more useful.

By repurposing items that are rarely used, you are finding a way to hold on to those things that have sentimental value. Moreover, you can stand to save some money by repurposing things instead of buying new.

If you are looking to repurpose some things in your house that you never really use, here are three ideas to help you get started.

1. T-Shirts

One thing that you have probably accumulated quite a few of over the years is a large number of t-shirts. This is especially true for people who have gone to a lot of concerts or events where a t-shirt makes for a great souvenir. Unfortunately, the occasions on which it is acceptable to wear such a t-shirt are probably not numerous enough to justify the 20 or so that are stuffed into your drawers.

If you are in this type of situation and are looking to repurpose those t-shirts, one great solution is to have them made into a blanket. This is a great way to transform your commemorative t-shirts into something that you can use. A blanket made from t shirts also makes for a great gift as well if you are looking for a thoughtful, personalized present.

2. Floor Tiles

Oftentimes, a renovation project can leave you with a number of leftover materials that you think you will never use. However, such materials tend to be expensive so you might be hesitant to throw them away. Why not take them and turn them into pieces of art that will match your newly renovated room perfectly?

You can take old tiles and break them into pieces and use for mosaic-style artwork. Just pick up a frame to use and some glue and you will be on your way. Breaking the tiles is also a fairly cathartic experience in case you were holding onto any pent-up energy from the stress of your renovation.

3. Old Vinyl Records

If you have a collection of older vinyl records from years gone by, you don’t have to leave them sitting in a closet or old box for the rest of eternity. Some of the artwork from older vinyl has a classic look that can compliment any décor style when placed in a nice frame for hanging. If you have a few from the same band, you can make a cool gallery wall that can act as the focal point for any game room or home office.