There are a bunch of ways to get rid of larger items you no longer want or need. On this page we give you some of them – give them some thought when you are replacing home items such as curtains and furniture.
Maybe you don’t need those curtains or blinds any more, or that piece of furniture, light-fitting, carpet, or bedding – but could you update it, or find someone else who will?
Upcycling is not only good for the environment by keeping items out of the landfill, it is an increasingly popular hobby and, for some, a way to top up their income.
If you are unable to give something a new life with a lick of paint or new fabric you have a range of options for helping it be revived by someone else.
Options, depending on the item and its condition, include:
If you do have a go yourself the results can be very cool, particularly if you are using older furniture with a weight and character that is hard to find today; or a light fitting that will be a one-off piece that will shine in your home once it has had a spray paint.
Looking for inspiration? Searching ‘upcycling projects nz DIY’ on-line brings up a raft of information, ideas and projects.
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