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30 Genius Trash-to-Treasure Crafts That Will Save You So Much Money

Good Housekeeping Logo By Juliana LaBianca of Good Housekeeping | Slide 1 of 62: We've all heard the old adage: One man's trash is another man's treasure. However, when you're sifting through yard sales and thrift shops, it can sometimes be difficult to find the diamonds in the rough. After all, which pieces are treasures and which ones are, well, trash? That might depend on how creative you're willing to get. If you ask us, almost any item can be upcycled into something new and improved — and doing so can help you save serious money (and help the environment while you're at it). All that's why we've rounded up our favorite upcycling ideas that will show you just how many possibilities there are. From DIY furniture pieces to functional organizers for all your knick-knacks, these simple upcyclying ideas and trash-to-treasure crafts prove that old goods can be transformed into new pieces with just a bit of work. You'll be living a cheaper — and way more environmentally friendly — lifestyle in no time.

We've all heard the old adage: One man's trash is another man's treasure. However, when you're sifting through yard sales and thrift shops, it can sometimes be difficult to find the diamonds in the rough. After all, which pieces are treasures and which ones are, well, trash? That might depend on how creative you're willing to get.

If you ask us, almost any item can be upcycled into something new and improved — and doing so can help you save serious money (and help the environment while you're at it). All that's why we've rounded up our favorite upcycling ideas that will show you just how many possibilities there are. From DIY furniture pieces to functional organizers for all your knick-knacks, these simple upcyclying ideas and trash-to-treasure crafts prove that old goods can be transformed into new pieces with just a bit of work. You'll be living a cheaper — and way more environmentally friendly — lifestyle in no time.

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