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Alternative Uses Of Common Household Materials

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We have a lot of household items that can be used for a different way other than their original uses. Some of these items are just stocked, ignored or thrown away. What a waste right? So to help you restore some of the items, here are some ideas you can use to put it in good use again.

Old tables and boards

You can turn old tables and boards into a creative photo collage and big picture frames. If you have unused glass boards and defective wooden tables in your storage room, grab it and be creative to make it a photo collage of you and your family. Instead of just posting in on social media, print some of your most valued family picture from family getaways, special occasions and family gatherings and be artistic enough in making it a big collage in your recycled frames or just add it to your fabric pin up boards. It will add life, color, and a great home décor to your home.


Vinegar has a lot of other uses that we may not know of. To get started, vinegar can erase marks in tables, desk, and walls from ballpoint-pen. You just have to use a piece of cloth or sponge and dab it to the stained wall or tables until the marks are gone. No need for a new paint! You can also use vinegar on carpet stains. All you have to do is mix 2 tablespoons of salt and dissolve it in half cup white vinegar, or you can mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of vinegar to form a paste. Rub the mixture into the stain and give it some time to dry, then you can vacuum or wash the carpet, and tadaaah! The stain will be gone. Vinegar can also be used as a cleaning agent for many things such as wood paneling, bricks, rugs, window blinds and many more.

Gift Cards

We often think that gift cards are just pieces of disposable papers. What we don’t know is that it can actually help us and many ways possible. You can use gift cards to numbers of reason such as; a straightedge device, glue or putties application, scrape remover (candle wax, paint drips and other sticky stuff), stabilize furniture, and level anything. So next time you have gift cards at home, keep it and don’t throw it away. These little cards have a lot of other uses than you think.

Wood Flooring Scraps

These pieces of wood scraps are not just wood scraps. It can also be used in a lot of other things and circumstances. You can use them as wainscot, a DIY doormat, additional design for a cabinet door, frame a photo or used as crafty and artistic DIY shelves that can be used as bookcases or placement of displays and frames. Larger wood flooring scraps can also be used to build a small coffee table. It’s not just scraps after all.So before you throw or disregard any items, think of the best way to transform it into something more useful and more functional. There are a lot of other things that we throw away without thinking that these items can still be used in a different way. So next time, you can use these ideas to your household items to make them useful again.