Saturday, January 21, 2012

Saving Money Challenge: Turn Broken Crap Into Useful Crap

So I had this hamper.  I got it on clearance at Target for $4.48 about a year ago.  Somehow, someway, my 4 year-old broke it.  See the missing handle?

And the other side has a broken handle.  Now I know I could still use this for laundry - but I know I would be all mad and stuff while carting it up from the basement.  We have 6 other laundry baskets in this house - so I really didn't need this 7th one.  So I thought about throwing it to the curb - but I had a better idea:  

Repurpose!  I am now using it to hold my Christmas wrapping paper.  Before this broken hamper came into my life - I had wrapping paper in four different spots in my house.  Now I have one location and consolidated them.  And I realize I have way too much Christmas wrap.  Guess I'll be good until about 2015.