Upcycling is often associated with turning an old, used item into something new. But there is a different approach you may not have considered. You may want to try reworking an item you used while creating a special memory or that reminds you of a special moment in time. A special occasion or an everyday task that became memorable can be captured in an upcycled memento to be used or displayed in your home.
Planning to upgrade your entertainment center this year or did your TV suffer from an unfortunate break during your last move? In either case, you've got an old TV that you can't really use. Although, you may be tempted toss it, we hope these eight, enchanting uses for old TVs will inspire you to think outside of the (TV) box to create an equally bewitching upcycling project for your classic TV.
Believe or not, but virtually anything can be reused or recycled. It doesn't matter if it's broken like the objects featured in our 12 Unexpected Things You Can Transform Your Broken Objects Into blog post or if it's an old container for storing CDs or milk. To show you the upcycling potential of everyday objects, we've got the scoop on how you can upcycle and reuse virtually anything from A to Z.
It happens to everyone. One precarious step combined with loose padding, and next thing you know, your precious and fragile item –iPhone, mirror, TV, or laptop – is out of your hands and onto the cold, hard ground below. If you are lucky, your item will survive with nothing more than a few scratches. For those less fortunate, you'll be facing hundreds of dollars trying to replace or repair the damaged item. With these smart packing tips, you can be assured that your fragile items will arrive to your new place in the same condition that you packed them in – unbroken.
Congratulations, recent grads! You've taken your final exam and are about to jump head first into post-college life. Only it's hard to think about your bright future when you are stuck living in a tiny apartment that might be only marginally bigger than that dorm room you just left. You could use a few ideas from our Get More for Less in Your College Dorm blog post, but now that you've entered the "real world", you may need to take things up a notch with some even more inventive solutions.
Interior décor is all about creativity. Thinking outside the box, or the bucket in this case, can give your home a chic and unique look. Using distressed or antique metal pails in the kitchen, for example, gives the room a rustic feel while using bold, neon buckets in a child's room creates a fun and playful atmosphere. In both cases, these buckets and pails are a smart way to help keep everything organized, in addition to elevating the room's décor. In our latest blog post, we're here to help you think beyond the pail by presenting 10 innovative ways to use buckets in your home. These ideas will create extra storage space while coordinating with your home's interior style.
Ready to break out of your winter blues now that summer's finally here? Although your vacation plans may be booked and your grill is firing up for a season of barbequing, there's one thing left on that To-Do list you must tackle before you can bask in the glory of summer: clean out the garage. After all, you'll need an organized garage in order to keep track of all of your summer equipment. Although cleaning out the garage seems like a daunting task we've compiled a few smart and quick tips to get the garage organized and keep it that way. With a little help, you can get the garage cleaned out fast – leaving you loads of time to enjoy the summer.
Still have your collection of troll dolls decorating your desk? Do you secretly play with your Lite Brite late at night? Or do you find yourself new and creative ways to put Mr. Potatohead back together? If you said yes to any of these things, it's time to you pack those toys away for long-term storage. Here are a few toys to help get you started
Can't grow anything but weeds? Then, you're in need of some major help to flex your green thumb this year. Luckily, we've got some smart tips and tricks to help keep your garden blooming until summer's end. From the best ways to store and organize seeds to keeping track of your gardening gear, this time next year, you'll be a gardening pro.
Trips to the beach or outings to your favorite fishing hole are always great options. If those two activities are on your agenda this summer, we've compiled smart tips to help you pack for the perfect beach day and to store your fishing gear for safe-keeping. However, if you're looking for something closer to home, the local playground is a perfect solution. Bonus points if the one in the neighborhood is made from recycled materials like the ones featured here.