If you’re environmentally conscious and on a budget, you can transform average household recyclables into beautiful storage container ideas. It won’t cost you much other than the time it takes to make said items, and it enhances your living space by giving you more storage solutions than you had before. If you’re not afraid to use a glue gun and want to make your new space more comfortable, follow the suggestions below for some fun DIY projects.
Recycling Throw Away Objects into Something Spectacular
Here are five recycled storage container ideas for you to make for your small apartment or loft:
Coffee Can and Spice Tin Containers. Drill a hole in these and mount them to the wall. House small items from your office such as paperclips, staples, and brads in each container. You can even use the cans and tins for plants if you drill drainage holes in the bottom. Make sure to put a mat underneath the containers to prevent water from damaging your floors and countertops.
Cereal Box Magazine Holders. Convert cereal boxes into beautiful holders with a pair of scissors and some scrapbook paper. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you’re able to make this project and just how helpful it is in getting you organized.
Shutter Door Turned Organizer. Find an old shutter door on the curb or at a yard sale and convert it into an organizer for photos, arts, and keys. The slots in the door make the perfect place to house various items. You can attach the door to a wall and remove it easily if you decide to move out of the apartment or loft that you’re in. If you don’t like the color of the door, paint it and create an interesting conversation piece for your home.
Rake Jewelry Organizer. Remove the handle from the rake and hang the metal piece on the wall. Use the ‘teeth’ of the rake as hangers for necklaces and bracelets. It’s a unique and memorable way to organize accessories.
Dish Drainer File Organizer. Organize your files using a dish drainer. Its slots are the perfect size for holding folders and various pieces of paper. Best of all, it fits neatly underneath a desk or shelf, giving you ample room to store your important documents.
You can get a lot of ideas for craft projects from the internet. Before you buy something and throw it away, ask if you can find another use for it. Think of how it can help increase the amount of storage in your residence.
If you cannot possibly find a way to use it, see if it is recyclable. As a last resort, throw it away. You don’t want your tiny space to be clutter with half-finished recycling projects.
Reduce the Amount of Trash You Throw Away
According to DoSomething.org, the average person creates over four pounds of garbage a day. That’s a whopping 1.5 tons of waste per year! Even more alarming is the fact that 75% of the American waste stream is completely recyclable and only 30% is actually recycled. Recycle and reuse and give your stuff a new lease on life!
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