Reinvent Old Sports Gear
It’s a good habit to think about ways to reuse an item before you throw it away and old sports equipment can definitely find new life in your home. Think outside the baseball diamond and turn old wooden bats into decorative furniture.
Old skateboards can be repurposed to create shelving in a child’s room. Tennis rackets, especially the wooden ones, serve up interesting frames for pictures or can even be turned into funky mirrors. Bowling balls are the perfect size for gluing mosaic pieces to create a one of a kind garden globe. Basketball hoops can be turned into a fun laundry basket or affix it to the wall and add a piece of glass for a side table in the game room. And if you ever come across a set of lockers, grab them! They make great entry way organizers or stack them length-wise to make a TV stand or bookshelf.