As Earth Day draws closer, I’ve been spending this week talking to my kids about the importance of taking care of the earth. After all, if we don’t take care of it, how can we enjoy it? Below are a few easy ways to help you reduce, reuse, and recycle.
- Consider Cloth Diapers – For many people, this is an excellent option to cut down on waste in landfills. When you reuse cloth diapers, you’re keeping all of those disposable diapers out of the landfills and on the store shelves. One small change can make a huge difference. But, what if cloth diapers just aren’t your thing? (I get it! When I switched to cloth diapers, it added SO much more laundry – and I already do laundry for 10 people! It wasn’t cost effective in any way for us.) If you can’t do cloth diapers, why not make a more responsible choice like The Honest Company? With these Honest Company promo codes, you can save on your first shipment of diapers and make a more economical/environmentally friendly choice.
- Use Dryer Balls instead of Dryer Sheets – Dryer sheets are one more thing that can go into a landfill. Instead of using them, consider using dryer balls instead. We have used our dryer balls for years, and I still love them as much as I did when I first made the switch. You can purchase dryer balls just about anywhere. Even Babies “R” Us has them. Check out these Babies R Us promo codes to see if you can save on your next order.
- Turn Every Day Items into Gifts – Did you know that you can take normal every day items and turn them into treasures? Take garbage bags and turn them into bracelets. Turn an old pair of jeans into a beautiful new purse. Take a favorite old sweater and turn it into a pillow. Spray paint old Christmas cookie tins and turn them into beautiful gift packaging. Pinterest is full of awesome ideas to take old items and reuse or repurpose them in another way. Just do a quick search on “upcycle” and you’ll find tons of creative ways to make a real difference.
- Buy Concentrated Products – Items like dishwashing soap, laundry detergent, and so on are much more effective and go further when you buy the super concentrated formulas. Just a drop can go a long way, and when you’re using less, that means you’re going through those bottles slower, and that means less wasted going into landfills.
- Use Cloth Towels/Rags instead of Paper Towels – Reusing rags can make a big difference. And it’s an easy change to make. Not only that, but rags and towels tend to soak up and clean better than paper towels, and they’re better for the environment.
It’s not hard to find ways to reduce, reuse, or recycle. The internet is full of fun, creative ideas. What are your favorite ways to repurpose items or reduce waste? I’d love to hear about it!