We all have in our house some items that we don’t use, or not anymore, which catches dust at the bottom of a cupboard. These are items of our childhood, some household appliances which doesn’t really work anymore, or even a gift that was given to you but which you don’t like and you don’t intend to use. Hence, this resourceful article to help you render the useless into something more… practical. This will prevent you from wasting by throwing away an item that is still be usable. But first and foremost, it allows you to protect the planet, a core value that does not leave anyone indifferent. So, how use old and unused items in our daily life ?
First of all, start by downloading the Vinted application on your smartphone or go on the website directly. This application allows you to give a second life to your clothes; clothes which are too small, too big, or simply not to your taste anymore. It is really easy to use and very practical. Be aware that every item you own are reusable. For instance, take a shoe box. It is an ideal cardboard box to send packages (for example, Vinted packages), but you can also use it in other ways: you can decorate it as you like, and it becomes a storage box for cosmetics, jewelry, or pencils.
Your empty jam jars, reuse them to put items or even your own jam, tapenade, or spread homemade. Also, instead of throwing away your cardboard or plastic shopping bags (to ban), keep them to make dustbin or to put your fruits and vegetables in when you do your food shopping. This will save you from consuming more plastic, buying more garbage bags, and throwing bags away unnecessarily. Furthermore, you can reuse the cans to store your kitchen utensils; you decorate it in such a way that you don’t notice that it’s a can and that’s it! It’s very practical, easy, and original since you personalize your can.
To put your towels down in a smart and very pretty way (wood being very trendy), use old ballet sleeves that you hang on the wall with fabric straps (which you can also recover, from old bags for example). You can install several of them, one below the other, and then put your towels on them. If you were a fan of skateboard as a kid, you can hang your old one on the wall and use the wheels to attach the toilet paper. You can also hang it up as a shelf on the wall to put your books or your shoes. It is a very modern task for old skateboarders.
If you’re a wine consumer, you probably have some old empty cases in the cellar. Make them useful and turn them into trays; you’ll probably enjoy dinners in front of the TV more. You can also turn them into a coffee table, which will create a cozy, natural and authentic atmosphere. As for bottles and cans, you can turn them into vases – you can paint or decorate them in your own way – or use them to hold your pasta, rice, lentils, or other retail products.
Here in Mauritius, we have the ambition of a better world without waste. So, we invite you to have imagination of your own and create new concepts from your old objects. If you don’t have any ideas, don’t hesitate to give them away at the markets or sell them before throwing them away. Improvise a new environment in your home, leaving room for your inspiration and absurdity.