People buy and throw a lot of stuff on a daily basis – and that is perfectly normal, of course. However, you don’t always have to throw away all the trash and junk you generate at home because you could still find other ways to use these items. You’d be amazed at the wealth of possibilities you could create with these.

You could get ideas from the following brilliant ways some people did for theirs.

Source: Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/listing/89942288/vintage-wooden-corner-ladder-bookshelf?ref=shop_home_active_10)

Don’t throw away an old ladder just because you bought a new one. Convert it to a bookshelf, instead!

Source: Bored Panda

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Those plastic soda bottles can still find use as a broom.

Source: Etsy

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Do you have a lot of glass bottles after parties and special events? Don’t throw them away. They actually make really nice pendant lamps.

Source: Etsy

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Got old skateboards that have become unsafe to use? These could still be repurposed as a children’s table complete with matching chairs.

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These wrenches make great, sturdy hooks, don’t they?

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Wow! I’d love to have a bike like this in my bathroom.

 

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Source: The Zooom (http://www.thezooom.com/2012/04/890/)

Now, that’s what you call a really brilliant idea. I’d definitely try this at home.

Source: Twisted Sifter (http://twistedsifter.com/2012/06/picture-of-the-day-old-piano-turned-into-outdoor-fountain/)

Source: Twisted Sifter (http://twistedsifter.com/2012/06/picture-of-the-day-old-piano-turned-into-outdoor-fountain/)

Well, not too many people have junk pianos just lying around the house but if you are one of those who do, then this could be a truly wonderful inspiration.

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Jazz up your library or any room of the house with this genius idea.

Source: Bored Panda (http://www.boredpanda.com/diy-drum-kit-chandelier/)

Source: Bored Panda (http://www.boredpanda.com/diy-drum-kit-chandelier/)

Now, how about an old drum set turned into a unique chandelier? Brilliant, indeed!

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If you have a discarded bathtub after a bathroom renovation, have it cut and repurposed as a charming sofa to brighten up your living room.

Source: SeeKateSew (http://seekatesew.com/vintage-suitcase-chair/)

Source: SeeKateSew (http://seekatesew.com/vintage-suitcase-chair/)

A repurposed suitcase makes another great addition to the living room.

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Source: Aqua Hobby (http://www.aquahobby.com/tanks/e_tank0307d.php)

This lovely aquarium has a vintage feel – and the aquarium top is closed off so your cat can’t go “fishing”.

Source: Bored Panda (http://www.boredpanda.com/creative-diy-project-ideas/)

Source: Bored Panda (http://www.boredpanda.com/creative-diy-project-ideas/)

Who said plastic spoons are boring? They actually make a lovely lamp.

Source: Real Simple (http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/home-improvement/create-book-shelves-00000000035586/page4.html)

Source: Real Simple (http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/home-improvement/create-book-shelves-00000000035586/page4.html)

Shelves are for books…and books can be shelves? Well, actually, yes. Use old books to create these unique shelves.

Source: Graham and Green (http://www.grahamandgreen.co.uk/jeeves-wooster-s-pendant-lights-2)

Source: Graham and Green (http://www.grahamandgreen.co.uk/jeeves-wooster-s-pendant-lights-2)

If you don’t like hats but have some just collecting dust at home, transform them into hanging lamps like in this picture.

Source: Country Living (http://www.countryliving.com/crafts/projects/crafts-recycled-materials#slide-5)

Source: Country Living (http://www.countryliving.com/crafts/projects/crafts-recycled-materials#slide-5)

Classic tennis rackets can make charming decors or could be transformed into mirrors and make excellent conversational pieces in your living room.

So, look around your home and repurpose items that may have been collecting dust for years under the bed or in your garage. Don’t throw away all unused items just because you think they are trash since these might still be used as brilliant new decoration to your home.