Sunday, January 25, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Don't just throw those bags away! Throw all your trash away in them! :D
There are so many great things I've seen made out of plastic bags, including reusable shopping bags! My favorite reused plastic bag project is still crocheted hammocks!!
Thursday, January 15, 2015
I unplug appliances when I'm not using them.
In my little apartment, I can unplug my oven too. It's combination gas and electric and the nearest outlet is over the sink! Weird, I know. So the range is unplugged when we're not using it.
Monday, January 12, 2015
I turn off the light everytime I leave a room. I can't stand having lights on when there is no one in the room that needs to see things.
It's not always easy. In the kitchen, there is no switch. I have to pull the string and walk half-way through a dark room. Sometimes, my hands are full. And sometimes, I have to go back to turn it off.
I take full advantage of the day light hours. I don't turn lights on during the day. And, in the mornings, before the sun has come up, I flex my night vision. Hey, my cats don't need any light, those eco-friendly beasts have superior night vision.
Friday, January 9, 2015
I save half of the food containers we would recycle and use them for holding and organizing items in our house. One of my favorite discoveries had been that dry - erase markers fit in tall olive jars and you can put the lid on! This will save my dry - erase markers from drying out this winter!
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Saturday, January 3, 2015
My recycling bin in my kitchen is twice as large as my garbage can. This encourages us to recycle more and keeps RRR in in mind when we do put something in the trash. We hope to start 2nd-floor apartment composting soon, which should eliminate about half of our garbage.