I am not a hoarder by any stretch of the imagination but if i see something made of metal that is going in the bin, i always ask myself, could i make something useful with that?
Here are a few examples.
Our old Vegetable rack kept falling apart so we bought a better one so rather than throw it away,i removed the middle rack and welded the top and bottom the the end rails making it solid and now use it for my grinder and accessories.
My mother in law had a few basic household tools in one of those plastic tool trays but she bought a tool bag instead as the side got cracked on the plastic one. rather than bin it, i plastic welded the crack up and it fits perfectly in the top rack of the veg trolley and holds all the accessories perfectly.
i can roll it to where i am working and everything is organised and to hand. No more of that 'where did i put that new packet of cutting discs' anymore
i also made a trolley for my Mig welder as i kept knocking the bottle over when moving it around.
This is made out of 2 television wall brackets, 2 washing line props and a kiddies toy buggy all of which my mum was chucking out after clearing out her loft.
As you can see, i have storage for my gloves in the top and an arm on the side to hold the cables and my shield.
storage in the bottom for a small plastic toolbox containing spare parts for the welder and a place to stand the gas bottle.
It cost nothing to make and has saved me so much time and aggro.
The basket in the top is the middle one i removed from the veg trolley above.