Reimagine Phoenix: Ways to Reuse

  • PWD Reimagine Phoenix-ReuseSecond hand doesn’t mean second best. Check out garage sales, thrift stores, and consignment shops for clothing or everyday items. To find furniture, appliances and other items, try looking for it online on service sites like craigslist, and FreeSharing.
  • Get creative with your “trash.” Instead of simply throwing away items, rethink ways to reuse them. Old pie pans can become unique photo frames, CD containers become bagel holders, etc. Find more ideas on Pinterest
  • Don’t throw out the jars. There are countless ways one can reuse a jar. See some examples.
  • Upcycle old light bulbs into candles. Step-by-step instructions can be found online.
  • Turn an old picture frame into a serving tray. View a step-by-step video
  • If you shave, use long-lasting razors.
  • Turn old utensils into wall hooks. Learn more
  • How to make a guitar out of a shoebox. Learn more.
  • Turn old magazines into a bowl. Learn more by watching this YouTube video.
  • Reuse paper. Use newspaper as gift-wrapping paper. Write your shopping list on the backside on junk mail, return envelopes or just scrap paper laying around.
  • Repurpose, reuse and upcycle tips.