Just because it's not Earth Day doesn't mean we can't talk about re-ducing, re-using and re-cycling a bit more...
So, you might already be doing this or maybe you could just use some ideas. So, this post is just a friendly reminder about how useful some items can be when re-purposed around our own homes. Then, when you no longer need an item or it gets too worn out, (if applicable) recycle the old item and you can just make/use a newer one. Something to think about as you do some spring cleaning...out with the old & in with the new (or renewed in this case)!
Need a place to store plastic grocery bags? Well, my friend did. She had re-puposed this large plastic (cheese ball) container into a terrarium first, but when she was through with that...she realized it would hold plenty of grocery sacks that they could use for bathroom garbage-can liners and for pet clean-up. Her hand/arm fits into the mouth easily to put in or take out sacks. Any bags that don't fit, she takes to the recycling receptacle at the grocery store. Simple!
Have pets? These kitty litter containers have been washed and re-used. Why didn't I think about cutting the lid off a container to use as a large funnel? Or even using a simple plastic bottle to make a small funnel!?!
Using the same size containers - one for a funnel and & one for pet food storage makes re-filling easy. Just hold the "mouths" together while pouring the bagged food into the funnel & watch it slide easily into the storage container. Thanks Karen, for sharing with me & letting me take a few pictures, too! :)
Not only can they be made into funnels, but you can cut the top of the container off a little differently to make a handy scoop.
Think about all the ways you could re-use different containers just for storing things like...
bulk bird seed
rock-salt/water softener pellets
Milk jugs, laundry detergent & bleach containers can be re-purposed, too. For a quick list of ideas, click the button below.
Just because it's not a jug or regular shaped container doesn't mean it's not useful...
Egg-cartons are great for making fire-starters (paper egg-cartons only), growing plant starts (any type egg-carton), and organizing small items especially in drawers (any type of egg-carton). (i.e. push pins, paperclips, safety pins, small elastics, tiny batteries, little binder clips, barrettes, bobby pins, earrings, other jewelry, etc.)
My name is Candie. Many labels describe me including wife, mom, friend, and independent consultant. However, alone, none of them capture all that I am or love and there are too many to list. Some of my likes include cooking, crafting, and creating. Reading, camping, and spending time with my family also bring me joy. I love my life...