Even though it may not feel like it, you’re probably not alone in the way you parent or run your home. To help us all feel a little more connected, I’ll be sharing some of the habits I have that feel weird, but I do them anyway. For instance, am I the only parent who can’t let things go to waste? Watch my video to see if you can identify? My commission-earning affiliate links are included.
WATCH: Am I the only parent who does this?
After I shared the short version of this video on Instagram, another blogger told me about a tool to get liquids out of bottles, tubes, and jars even easier. It’s a spatula with a long handle and a bending end. I immediately ordered it from Amazon and I can’t wait for it to get here! Real talk: Would you like me to do a video review when it does?
If you’ve got unused toys around your house, that you don’t want to end up in a landfill, Vtech and Leapfrog made it easy to recycle them without worrying about shipping or boxes.
One way, I limit the counter clutter in the kitchen is with this mobile charging station I created from Michael’s craft cart.
Tell me what are your favorite ways to cut the waste in your family’s life! Do you recycle or re-use items?
I recycle or if it’s something I may have a further use for it gets put in the basement with other random items. I try not to save too many items because I have minimal space for anything.
I love the information about Vtech and leapfrog making it easy to recycle toys that you no longer need!
I do it, too. I currently have a body wash upside down on the counter and several lotions so I can get out every last drop. I’ve even used a funnel on occasion. I will hand it back to my kids if they give me a bottle they didn’t completely empty.
I definitely reuse items. I grew up with a single mom and we didn’t have a lot so I’m definitely all about saving.
Thanks for sharing these great tips I love the mobile charging cart.
I think that the only way that I will be able to declutter my house is when everyone moves out and takes their stuff with them.
I love that there is a way to recycle unwanted toys. The charging cart is a great idea.
I definitely repurpose items and make new uses for them. For example, I save packaging materials also and save them for make gift baskets such as the paper and shredded raffia .
I try to recycle and reuse items. I have one of those spatulas with a long handle to get the last drop of my makeup and skin products from the bottles.
I always try to use every last bit of product in a container. I put a little bit of water in the toothpaste tube until it’s empty. A small toothpaste tube can be used to carry mouthwash. I use a medicine syringe to put liquids into smaller containers with narrow openings. I put hydrogen peroxide in an old contact lens solution bottle. It’s clearly marked in case I need to use it for medicinal or cleaning purposes.
I have been doing better then I use to. I have been recycling more then I use to when I was younger. I always ask friends and family if they can use things before I get rid of it. I also donate and recycle.