Don’t toss out your broken chest freezer

If you’re like a lot of people, your first thought when something around the house breaks is to throw it out, especially if it would cost more to fix it than to replace it. Even though you’re not happy when something that has been working suddenly stops, there’s something about the closure you get when you rid yourself of it that helps. Out of sight, out of mind, I guess.

But before we throw stuff out, we should always think about how it might be re-purposed. Check out this article Turn a Dead Chest Freezer into a Miniature Root Cellar, I can’t believe I never thought of this!

Have you ever buried root vegetables in some type of chest or other container? How did that work out? What other examples can you share regarding repurposing ordinary items. I’d enjoy hearing about your ideas and experiences. To get the ball rolling, I’ve listed a few below:

  • Turning an old router into a range-boosting wi-fi repeater
  • Turning a door frame into a coffee table
  • Turning an old shirt into an apron
  • Turning a hoodie into an improvised laptop bag
  • Organizing cables and cords in empty toilet paper rolls
  • Turning a slinky into a bird feeder
  • Turning an old picture frame into a serving tray
  • Turning a vintage doorknob into a wine bottle cork.
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