20 Ways to Re-Use Your Old Stuff

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If you’ve read a few posts on this blog, you’ve probably figured out how much I love up-cycling old things. I just really don’t like throwing things away! There’s always something better that could be done with old stuff. I’ve found some really great ways to re-use your old stuff. Some of these ideas were so creative and surprising! I hope you try some of these out!

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18 comments for “20 Ways to Re-Use Your Old Stuff

  1. Ran
    May 24, 2016 at

    Hi may I know even if the tefrigerator is laid down, can the switch be still on? Is it working ?

  2. Victor
    May 25, 2016 at

    So how do you make it?

    • Amber
      May 31, 2016 at

      Hi Victor! If you click on the link included on the slide, it will provide you with the instructions. I apologize for any confusion!

  3. Tre Deuce
    May 26, 2016 at

    This shouldn’t work. Refrigerators need to remain upright to work effectively. If, you reorient the compressor to its upright position, it might work.

    • Jim
      August 16, 2016 at

      It’s for an ice chest, a.k.a cooler… it’s not supposed to work as a refrigerator because it’s an “old” one, more than likely doesn’t work anyway. Imagine it not being plugged in and full of ice and you’ll understand the concept

      • Tre Deuce
        August 16, 2016 at

        Cool! Good Idea, Jim

  4. Shawn
    September 2, 2016 at

    That’s awesome

  5. Dallas Heckens
    January 26, 2017 at

    I clicked on a few links and didn’t find any instructions.

    • Amber
      January 26, 2017 at

      Which one are you looking for? I’ll gladly help you track it down.

  6. Monique Limoges
    June 16, 2017 at

    It can be used as an awesome deck cushion storage. You have to remove the freon though.

  7. Jimmie
    July 12, 2017 at

    I can’t find a link to instructions.

    • Amber
      July 17, 2017 at

      Which instructions are you looking for?

      • July 23, 2017 at

        Repurpose old refriderator forstorage with wood cedar slats.

  8. Paulette
    February 21, 2018 at

    There are no DIY instructions for this project. Just a bunch of advertisement links! Sounds like a great idea wish I could find the directions and plans. I would love to be able to use my old fridge for this instead of it taking up space at a dump somewhere.

  9. AlcoluJohn
    March 6, 2018 at

    As a safety professional, I believe this is a VERY BAD IDEA unless you want to possibly kill a child or pet. Legally you’re required to remove entirely the door(s) of any non-serviceable refrigerator or freezer, to prevent a person becoming trapped and asphyxiated inside by the magnetic catches or mechanical latches that keep the doors closed while in use.


    1) Make certain that the doors cannot become stuck in the down/closed position (and don’t forget that the pallet wood you attach will make the door even harder to open).

    2) Drill 1″-diameter holes in the fridge liner to allow air to enter; that way if a child or pet does become trapped, they’ll be able to breathe — and you’ll be able to hear them scream, cry or bark/meow, hopefully before they starve to death or go insane with fear.

  10. AlcoluJohn
    March 6, 2018 at

    Umm … NO!!!! The “broken umbrella toy” idea is a really bad idea, maybe even more dangerous than the fridge-to-icebox conversion.

    The ribs in most umbrellas are wires — stiff, sharp wires — that can easily poke through the relatively flimsy fabric umbrellas are made of.

    So … take one or two small children; give them an old umbrella to play with; then see how long before at least one of the ribs has poked through the fabric and become a viciously sharp weapon suitable for poking out eyes, lancing eardrums, skewering body parts, stabbing pets, or creating any other number of catastrophes.

    This list needs a thinking person to review it and delete some of the dumber ideas!

  11. Allyn
    April 4, 2018 at

    Love it! I’m going to make one out of my old refrigerator in my garage. Great idea.

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