Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Creative ways to Recycle and Upcycle Things

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Growing up in a family who enjoys refurbishing unwanted goods and transforming old into new, I learned that there are unlimited ideas to recycling and upcycling.

We live in a world that enjoys shopping and purchasing brand new goods; and when we don't find any use for it anymore, we throw them out into the trash can. Not many people would give second chance to their things or re-sell it at least especially after spending so much money on an item only to see it be thrown away. Unless you are the type who uses it until it has served its purpose already, and finally can't be reuse at all. However, most of us tend to overlook the things we already have in the house, throw them away, or stash them aside, and end up buying again and again until finally we have too many things in our homes. If we are not careful we might just become hoarders.

I used to think that to stop being a hoarder is by throwing away things. But then I realized, what if we check with our intentions first before we plan to hoard shop for more things, wouldn't that be better? By throwing away things (impulsively) we end up spending more as well. What if we put in some effort to reuse the things we already have? And if you are worried that you have lots of things lying around the house, perhaps a little spring cleaning and storage planning would help in making sure you are able to have access to the things that you can use rather than have them lying around and going to waste. It is always good to set aside some time to sort your things and separate the usable ones to the non-usable ones. That was, neither would you become a hoarder, and you learn how to make use of your things and probably even make some pocket money out of it too buy selling preloved goods.

Anyways, those are some of my viewpoint about putting our things to good use. Here are some of my idea-picture opinions on what can be recycled, reused or upcycled. Enjoy!

Do share if you have some awesome ideas of your own to add to this list. Stay inspired!

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