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20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

Each of us throws away anywhere from 2.2 Ib to 4.5 Ib of garbage every day, and a family of 4 people can generate almost 6,351 Ib of trash per year! But there are simple, fun, and useful ways to reduce this alarming amount of waste.

We at Bright Side learned some hacks from ingenious people who decided to clean out their closets and take care of the planet at the same time.

1. “Don’t burn your ex’s clothes, just make a cute dress out of them.”


20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

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2. “My Christmas ornaments are made from dead light bulbs.”


20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

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3. “I write grocery lists on old receipts.”


20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

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4. “This carpet is made of 11 leggings, 9 tank tops, a top, and a skirt.”


20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

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5. “I turned my broken umbrella into a waterproof shopping bag.”


20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

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6. “I made these sweatpants from 2 old sweaters.”


20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

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7. “We made a salt container from a coconut and it’s been in our family for 20 years.”


20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

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8. “I turned the Christmas cards I received last year into this year’s gift tags.”


20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

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9. “My husband asked me to get rid of our old stuff. I made this bag out of it in one evening.”


20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

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10. “I turned a sweater that was made in 1996 into a onesie for my kid.”


20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

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11. “I started making a basket out of all the plastic bags I’ve been hoarding.”


20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

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12. “The wicks of these candles burned out but I melted the wax, added new wicks, and voilà!”


20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

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13. “I ruined this velvet heart in the washing machine. So I cross-stitched a new one as not to throw away my T-shirt.”


20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

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14. “I took old traveling brochures with beautiful pictures and wrapped up gifts with them.”


20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

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15. “My wife said that she wants a new kitchen lamp. I found a kettle in our old things, removed its bottom, and painted it.”


20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

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16. “I didn’t want to throw away my favorite jeans, so I covered the holes with this flamingo fabric.”


20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

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17. “My friend was going to throw away a torn sheet, so I rescued it, made it into ’yarn,’ and crocheted myself a basket.”


20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

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18. “Broken retail clasp hangers can be reused as chip clips.”


20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

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19. “This pillow is made of an old pair of jeans and shreds of fabric.”


20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

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20. “I use old tea boxes as drawer organizers and the lids as bookmarks.”


20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

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21. “I’ve self-sewn my first set of reusable menstrual pads.”


20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

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22. “I don’t throw away my dog’s hair after brushing it but instead, put it in a bird feeder. The birds use it to build their nests.”


20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

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23. “This basket is made of rolled up pieces of newspaper.”


20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

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24. “I found all the materials I needed for this Christmas wreath in the garden, in the forest, and in my spice cabinet.”


20+ Internet Users Shared Clever Ways to Use Things You Don’t Need Anymore

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If you have any more ideas about how to bring old, useless things back to life, share them with us.

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