In honor of both Earth Day, and my own tree-hugging ways, I wanted to dedicate this week's Sip & Sort to the things we can reuse.
Rather than just blindly recycling your pasta, baby food, or jam jars, start thinking about where they could be reused elsewhere in your house. I personally reuse cute jars to hold things like pantry staples, q-tips, cotton swabs, our toothbrushes, and pens & pencils. The really pretty jars (and bottles!) I find, I reuse as drinking glasses and vases!
Are you eating more takeout than normal in order to support local businesses? Some places give reusable plastic containers. Can you re-purpose them in drawers to separate and contain small items?
As always, be intentional. Don't store things just to store them, but do try to think outside the box! If you realize you have more cool containers then you could ever use or need, consider giving them away to someone locally on a website like www.freecycle.org.
Listen to this week's mini episode on the podcast if you're interested in hearing about the 5 things I ditched in the name of tree huggers everywhere! Number 5 is my favorite.