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When Trash Becomes Treasure: The Joy of Repurposing & Upcycling

This is a really useful set of ideas for repurposing household items to give them a new life.

Inspired Earth Connection

Lately, I have been on a repurposing kick.  It’s an area of my green journey that I didn’t visit as much before.  Many things I would have thrown out or recycled, have suddenly found a second life, a reincarnation into something new and inspiring.  So, please enjoy this photo essay of upcycling and repurposing by myself and other bloggers.

Turning Old Jars Into Gems

Why recycle when you can reuse? Remove labels from jars by soaking jars in water for an hour or two.  After that, labels will easily come off .

Jars for Storage Nut butter jars now store whole nuts. Spice jars are refilled with bulk spices. A small jar now houses rose petals for tea.

Store an avocado, carry your lunch or put homemade nut mylk in repurposed jars. Store an avocado, carry your lunch or put homemade nut mylk in jars. The possibilities are endless.

Make your own wholesome dressing and put in a mason jar. Make your own healthy dressing & put in a mason jar.

Other Containers Creatively Reused

An old mug houses a bottle cleaning brush.  A jar is reused to hold veggie scrub brushes.  A tiny clay pot hold steel wool. An old mug houses a bottle cleaning…

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