Are you an UPCYCLER?
Now you can be!
Recycling is our bag and we’re pretty good at it (if we do say so ourselves) but we’re always looking for ways to improve. Cue, upcycling and our good friend, the mastermind of organising- Vicky Silverthorn – who has shared some of her top tips for upcycling old household packaging. And now we’re sharing it with you. Because a problem shared is a problem halved and all that.
- Large glass jars – When you have finished the contents of large glass jars such as coffee jars, Vicky recommends recycling the lid and upcycling the jar to use as a vase (remember to steam or peel off the sticker).
- Small glass jars – Vicky upcycles her old jam jars by using them as food storage. Have you heard that storing beans in their open tin isn’t good? Store them in your old jam jar, problem solved!
- Old tiles – admittedly not something everyone has knocking around but when you do, there are many ways to make use of them, according to Vicky. She uses them as spoon rests and stores her kitchen utensils (and Soaper Duper products, honestly!) on them as they are wipeable. Genius!
- Shoe boxes – About to head to the recycling bin with the box from your new kicks? Think again! Vicky recommends using unwanted shoe boxes as drawer dividers. Our socks are now neatly packed away into one box and our tights in the other!
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