Skip To Content

    16 Ways To Upcycle The Stuff In Your Junk Drawer You Thought You Didn't Need

    One person's binder clip is another person's razor cover.

    Does this junk drawer look familiar?

    If so, you could make ~upcycling~ your spring cleaning project this year, and transform all of those items you forgot you even owned into clever home hacks! Like so:

    1. Turn extra binder clips into safety covers for razors.

    2. Or, turn them into bottle organizers in your fridge.

    3. Use some Legos you didn't even realize you had as cute lil' charger and key holders.

    4. We all have extra chopsticks from Chinese takeout lying around — transform them into a chic toilet paper holder.

    5. Have a random jar? What about some matches? Get 'em out of that junk drawer and display them beautifully!

    6. If you're practically drowning in old buttons, turn 'em into cute lil' magnets.

    7. Clip those shower rings you thought you might need again one day (???) onto a hanger for extra tie, belt, or scarf storage.

    8. Paint those mini-golf balls you felt were sentimental (why are we like this?) as ladybugs and perk up your garden.

    9. Oh, and those mini-golf (or IKEA) pencils you saved? Glue them together to hold, well, more pencils.

    10. Do the same with a spare tin can — all it needs is a paint job to become a chic pencil or cosmetics holder.

    11. I know you were also feeling sentimental about all those wine corks, but you could turn them into adorable coasters.

    12. Why do we hold onto old light bulbs?? At any rate, transform them into cute vases.

    13. Too many grocery bags to carry? Hook one of the thousand carabiners you've manage to collect around the bags' handles, and make one trip.

    14. Use those extra Command hooks to keep your trash bag from falling in on itself.

    15. Repurpose that spare pill organizer as jewelry storage.

    16. And make a tiny sewing kit out of a random Altoids tin you couldn't bear to throw away.

    Say goodbye to this: