What is the difference between recycling and item and re-purposing an item? Well according to the dictionary the definitions are:
Recycle: to treat or process (used or waste materials) so as to make suitable for reuse.
Re-purpose to change (something) so that it can be used for a different purpose. It is great to recycle but even better to re-purpose.
Re-purposing is awesome! I have gathered 10 web site’s full of amazing ways to reuse and re-purpose all kinds of things. Grab a pen and paper and get ready to take some notes, some of these ideas will blow your mind.
Twistedsifter.com, Create ways to re-purpose and up-cycle old things. I love this article I thought I had seen it all, but there are some really cool ideas in this article. A site to check out. http://twistedsifter.com/2012/06/creative-ways-to-repurpose-reuse-and-upcycle-old-things/
Boredpanda.com, 30 Creative Ways to Re-purpose & Reuse Old Stuff. Very creative ideas! http://www.boredpanda.com/creative-reuse-upcycling-repurposing-ideas/
Get Organized: 25 Clever Ideas for Re-purposed Storage. Some of these ideas are so cleaver. http://www.bobvila.com/creative-storage-solutions/5752-get-organized-25-clever-ideas-for-repurposed-storage/slideshows#!9
HGTV.com: 25 New Ways to use your old stuff, some of the same ideas as before but a lot of new ideas too! http://www.hgtv.com/decorating-basics/25-new-ways-to-use-your-old-stuff/pictures/index.html
Hometalk.com: Repurpose. This site is laid out like Pinterest.com, lots of great ideas. Be careful I can already tell that this one can be super addictive! http://www.hometalk.com/b/544504/repurpose
Pinterest.com: Up-cycle and Re-purpose Ideas. I love pinterest, if you have never checked it out, it is soooo addicting! Everything you could imagine and everything you cant imagine. Definitely clear some space and check this out. http://www.pinterest.com/savvyb/upcycle-and-repurpose-ideas/
Diyncrafts.com: 100 Ways to re-purpose and reuse broken household items. Another Amazing site to check out for sure. http://www.diyncrafts.com/6081/repurpose/100-ways-repurpose-reuse-broken-household-items
RecycleArt.org: This site is dedicated to Art using recycled items. I can not believe the creativity. I would check this site out for sure. Super awesome! http://www.recyclart.org/:
bhg.com: Better Homes and Gardens, of course Better Homes and Gardens is going too be absolutelly full of fun ideas and great tips. They have amazing articles. http://www.bhg.com/decorating/storage/projects/simple-solutions/#page=3
Refashionita.net: This is my favorite site, when I discovered it, I sat reading it for days! Jillian Owens is amazing she refashions old thrift store clothes into fantastic new frocks. For sure check this one out! http://refashionista.net/