Making do vs. buying new and minimalism. Minimalism to me means being content with what I have and instead of clicking BUY NOW. I wait. And think. Can I borrow, find, thrift, or repurpose? I used to scoff at my father using peanut butter jars for paint or resusing milk bags for food storage. That’s not what the cool kids do, right?! And alas, here I am, with years behind me and with four kids embracing the same. Reusability of items and making do. Thanks, dad. I finally listened. Today on the blog, I’m sharing about how to reuse ten items to save you money.
- The blog image above is my protein powder container in all its glory as a bathroom garbage can (on the counter no less because the toddler dumps out the garbage on the regular).
- Shampoo bottle for holding dish soap.
- Kitty litter plastic bucket for under the sink cleaning supply bucket.
- Mason jars given to use for water glasses.
- Scrap wood to make a pencil holder like this.
- Using leftover jute to make simple DIY macramé plant holders.
- Empty spray bottles from old cleaning supplies to use for a veggie spray wash.
- Small cardboard boxes to use for sorting items.
- Leftover fabric to make cloth wipes.
- Redoing a coffee table a friend gave us.
(Now tally up all that amount that I saved by not purchasing new…at least $200!).
PS if you love the idea of repurposing and want some more ideas, I found 20 more ideas you may find useful. You can receive that list for free by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PPS And my friends I’ve met through Tips for Minimal Living tip Tuesdays shared some great making do/reusing items too…you can find their tips here:
3 Ways To Living More Minimal By Making Do Without Buying New
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