Reducing waste through upcycling, repurposing, refashioning and reloving.

Trimming my waste: Week 33 (breadbox upcycles)


When you commit to 51 weeks of posts and then you skip a week ... well, it feels odd. But I had to thanks to being sick. Again. My immune system has been less than effective this year.

How is this relevant to breadboxes? It's not. But it has provided the kick I needed to take a hard look at the way I eat. And I'll tell you more about the changes I've made next week because they are, actually, relevant. To both breadboxes and trimming my waste!

Meanwhile... I needed to go back to my blog roots a little to get back on this wagon. I used to do a lot of these repurposing round ups in pre-Pinterest days (remember those?). So let's have some fun with old breadboxes before I tell you about my much-lower-waste eating.


I've blogged this amazing breadbox dollhouse before but it's still one of the most creative things I've ever seen. And every time I look at it, I think of The Borrowers, The Littles and The Wombles. They were the ones who introduced kid-me to an amazing, hidden world of clever reuse... making good use of the things that we find, things that the everyday folk leave behind.


A more grown-up repurpose - a desk organizer



I love the idea of flipping the breadbox and using it as a shelf.



Be sure to click through for the tutorial for this one - every part is salvaged


Another perspective (literally) on breadbox shelving.


Simple and ingenious reuse as rolling kitchen storage!


Another idea I've shared before (look at the dated tech!) but our need for charging stations hasn't diminished. And I still love this idea.



And finally, a twist on the charging station idea. If you enter your home through the back door, you probably drop everything in kitchen and there it stays. Yes? Then this one's for you. An old breadbox that's both a charging station and a dumping ground for keys, change etc. 





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