#43 Repurpose An Item For Your Home

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A great way to spend time with your kids is to repurpose something for your home

Repurpose a Yard Sale or Thrift Store Item For Your Home:

Find a yard, garage, rummage sale, or visit your local thrift stores for this idea. The idea is to find someone else’s junk and repurpose it for your own home. The joy on this date is the hunt and creativity, so take your time in your journey. Don’t merely pick-up the first thing you find, take your time, and enjoy yourselves.

WMTDS (What Makes This Date Special):

This date idea is unique because it gives the two of you time just to be together, nothing complicated, no pressure. You do this on a Saturday morning or a rainy Wednesday night. Ideas like this can be overlooked because their simple but yet it is time together like this that is often remembered over other more significant things.

Teachable Moments:

Repurposing / recycling





If you want, you can make this a contest. Go to different places during your time, each with a budgeted amount, and see who comes up with the best daécor for your house. Let other family members pick who came up with the best items. Loser buys lunch next time.

Use the idea to find things to decorate someone else’s home. Maybe you have a loved one or friend that is elderly and would love you helping to decorate their home.


You can spend next to nothing on the date, or you can spend a considerable amount, it’s really up to you and your budget.

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A great way to spend time with your kids is to repurpose something for your home


No planning needed

Reference Websites:

Repurposing Disposable Household Items

100 Ways to Repurpose or Reuse Broken Household Items

30 Creative Ways To Repurpose Or Reuse Old Stuff

Amazon Resources:



#13 Build a Model Together

For a list of other ideas on how to spend one-on-one time with your child, see the full list here.

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