80 Old Items Fantastically Fit for Repurposing
Old milk jugs and pool noodles are standard materials for repurposing, but check out what you can do with items like books and gutters.
Pipe Insulation for Baby-Proofing
Pool Noodle Wrist Rest
No More Rusty Garden Tools
Who says practical storage can’t be pretty? This DIY knife block, made from old books, is a cinch to make. Simply pick some unique books in your favorite color scheme and tie them together tightly with twine to create the perfect home for all your kitchen knives. You can even create different color schemes based on the seasons and holidays, making this a versatile hack and one of the more brilliant repurposing ideas around. Need more counter space to accommodate a knife holder? Need more counter space to accommodate a knife holder? Here’s how!
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Save Your Containers
Save all your glass and plastic containers for your shop. Glass jars work well for liquids. Clean brushes in an old tin can. Brush on glue from small containers of all kinds. Sour cream/cottage cheese containers work for just about everything. Clear plastic containers are great for miscellaneous storage because you can see what’s in them. Just label everything with a permanent marker.
DIY Dog Feeder
NOTE: Don’t build this dog feeder unless your pooch can exercise some self-control.
Check out our collection of clever and unusual ways to make your pet happier, healthier and more comfortable, using things you’ll find around the house. — Justin Moujoodi
Paper Tube Saw Guard
String-Dispensing CD Bins
Power Cord Coilers
Light-Duty Extension Cord Storage
Double-Lid Cord Reel
If your extension or power tool cord accidentally gets cut, here is the safe way to repair it.
Scour Off Grime with an Electric Toothbrush
Tennis Ball Bottle Opener
Milk Jug Scoop
See what you can do with a milk jug in the garden as well.