4 ways to reuse household items

People generate a lot of garbage. Though you may not be able to eliminate all your garbage, recycling, upcycling, and reusing common household items can save space at a landfill and give your home a unique, much-needed flair.

Don’t through away your scrap paper. If you can’t recycle paper where you live, you can cut standard sheets of paper into fourths. Use the blank side beside your phone for messages, in the kitchen for grocery lists, or to remind you to get your reusable water bottle out of the fridge before you go to work.

Hang on to your old towels when you get a new set. P When you get a new set of towels for your kitchen or bathroom, you don’t have to throw away your old ones. Instead, cut them into strips and make a unique rag rug for your bathroom floor. The towels will make an absorbable material perfect for getting out of the tub.

Transform a small bookcase into a custom-made doll house. If you have a small bookcase with a single shelf, paint the exterior, then use contact paper or wallpaper to decorate the interior of the shelf. Add some doll furniture, and you have a hand-made, unique doll house for someone.

Keep your wine bottles after your next dinner party. Empty wine bottles have a number of uses. Not only can they be used as decor on a shelf, but smaller bottles can be beautiful bud vases, and nearly any bottle can be made into a unique candle holder.

Recycling, upcycling, and reusing is a way to bring your uniqueness to your family. Once you have your home decorated just the way you want, be sure to insure your home with a new homeowners’ insurance policy. For more information, contact Lebherz Insurance in Maryland today.