How to Upcycle New Life Into Your Stuff

(and save money doing it)

Upcycling is a type of recycling, or getting new use out of items and materials after their initial lifecycle.

Specifically, upcycling means to create a whole new life or purpose for the item, rather than simply reusing it.

When you upcycle something, you can turn it into something new, useful, and beautiful.

Upycling is a creative process that is rewarding in its own right, but can also help you save money and promote sustainability.

Depending on what you upcycle, it is also a great way to learn to new practical skills and build resourcefulness.

Consider some of the following tips to start becoming a pro at saving money and helping the planet through upcycling!

Look for Hidden Value

Upcyclers have an eye for not just what something has been, but what it could be.


Have fun with it! Try new things, and don't be afraid to test things out and be creative with it.

Reconsider Disposable

Before you throw something away, decide if it might be the perfect thing for another purpose.

Buy for a Long Lifecycle

When you do buy things, focus on quality materials and construction that you will be able to re-use later.

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