When it comes to living green and saving money, the easiest thing you can do is reuse items that you come across everyday. Not only does it save you money to get multiple uses out of products, but living green means you have less waste and less product in your home.
5 Things You Can Reuse in Your Home
Re-using glass jars is an excellent way of organizing your home and saving money on containers at the same time. The same glass jar that you bought your pasta sauce in can be used to store many things around the home. You can create see through storage for your favorite items, turn glass jars into beautiful painted vases, or create tiny sewing kits for your favorite crafter. You can also use a glass jar to make a soap dispenser or a sugar shaker.
Whether you have a container from baby wipes or antibacterial house wipes, you can use the container for many different things around the house. Use the container to store plastic bags that can easily be pulled out for convenience. Containers make a great space to hold craft and art supplies, as well as keeping children entertained by making number or alphabet games with them.
Many people are using coffee grounds for different things around the house. Not only is it a great exfoliant for your face and body, but it helps get rid of scars and stretchmarks as well. Have a garden? Coffee grounds are perfect to repel ants, nurture the soil, and more garden hacks.
Paper towels and paper napkins easily start making your trash bin bigger and eats away at your monthly budget. Re-using cloth towels for different purposes around the house, saves money. You can cut out smaller pieces for napkins for the kids, specifically give towels for the bathroom and kitchen, and even store cut out smaller pieces in a container for re-usable makeup remover pads.
Pill bottles and medicine bottles are usually a staple in homes where people get sick, take vitamins, or just even have children in the home. When it’s time to throw those bottles away, save it to use in your home for some really neat items. One of the cool things that you can use pill bottles for is for traveling. Store your shampoo and conditioner at just the right amount you need for being on the road and away from home. Another neat trick is to make a mini first aid kit by storing bandaids and antibacterial cream in a pill bottle. Pill bottles are also perfect for organizing and storing seeds for a garden.
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