You may at one time may find yourself holding a mound of materials that you believe to be obsolete rubbish. But although some waste may be beyond saving, much of it can be re-used in your household. With these simple practices on you can revive your junk in to new functional items and avoid waste management and disposal all together.
Glass & Plastic Bottles
All you need to reuse waste bottles, is to clean them out and they will be as good as new. Glass wine bottles could have potential to be a vase, adding an interesting ascetic to your living or dining room. A plastic bottles sturdy and long lasting structure makes them great water containers for your plants.
Jars have the ability to contain large quantities of food stuffs in to a tight compact container. Food such as sweets, pasta, biscuits, vegetables or dried fruits can be stored safely and securely in to these versatile items. These items are unnecessary for waste disposal because of their wider usage so keep this in mind before throwing any away.
Old Clothing & Bedding
Old bed sheets are able to be reused in dirty jobs around the house. They can become protective covering to stop damage to your furniture during paint jobs or DIY building projects. Worn out clothing has the ability to be cleaning rags for your car, or to polish your table tops. Reused waste socks can be bags that hold small items around your house that you may need handy at some point, such as nails, batteries, blu tack, small packs of glue or matches.
Small bins and boxes could require the assistance of a plastic bag to help provide sanitary containment. If still intact, plastic bags are able to be used again in shopping trips. Plastic bags come very useful for garden and pet waste.
Toilet paper rolls can be reformed in to plastic bag holders by shoving plastic bags inside, they can also serve for the need to organise and untangle wires on your computer. Toothbrushes once incompatible for your teeth, will clean small, hard to reach places around your house just as well, once they are sanitised you may also use them when cleaning dishes or hard to wash pots. Toothpaste tubes are able to become icing holders when emptied and rinsed. Shower curtains have a wide variety of uses in your home, you can them as covers for protection of items and furniture during DIY, or you can use them as table cloths for outdoor furniture.
If you are confronted with a fast build up of boxes from online deliveries then you might like to start considering how to reuse these boxes. You could make them storage boxes or you could cut them down and have them as playful obstacles if you have small pets. Designing shoe boxes as small bins for your wardrobe or cupboards will allow you to keep these stations neat and tidy, making it easier to find items whilst also limiting small traces of rubbish.
Egg cartons are perfect for storage of small items, because of their design in small separate sections this makes them desirable for freezing dough balls, meat balls or any compacted ingredient mix which needs to be in your freezer. These items also can have an amazing presence in your gardens as small plant pots.
Sofas, chairs and tables are highly reusable for their wood, cutting them down to their foundations and restructuring them for other items such as shelves or stools could prove useful around your house. If you are an experienced carpenter or know of one, you can even plan to assemble the wood into birdhouses or wooden frames. Broken tables are ideal to use as two desks, with some redecorations and space, this design could help you keep organised and tidy in the long term.
Being artistic with broken items is always good way to go. One way of doing this is by taking all the bits of a broken pot and styling them in to markers or wording for your garden. Painting the pieces and labelling your garden areas could add much more colour & identity to your garden areas.
Try to find new ways of reusing your scraps you acquire after a meal. Old vegetable peelings can become soup ingredients when cut down. Old meat bones can be made in to stocks and left over tomatoes are perfect for tomato sauces. If the leftovers can be frozen, then save it for another day.
Tin foil (if clean) is great for baking trays as well as wrapping items to keep them clean. If the foil is creased up too much them crunch it down to a ball and use it for cleaning dishes or for scrubbing floors.
Mackers Total Recycling LTD are a company with expertise recycling. They can advice and assist you you’re your waste management and recycling needs. They will be able to offer you further tips on reusing waste in your home.
There are tons of uses for any item that we may view as redundant. Quite rightly, we are hard wired to search for quality in any product. But product do not loose their productivity if used for one job. Controlling waste management around your house will not only save you money, it will reduce your waste build up whilst also benefiting your house hold in many creative and helpful ways.