Hello again, savvy savers! Today finds us with a new list of the things we should all be saving in 2015. Not only will reducing the amount of stuff you throw away make you a champ in the eco-consciousness, Greener Living category, it’ll also save your wallet a bundle!
The following is a list of the top ten items you should be saving this year:
- Plastic ice cream tubs: These buckets are incredibly handy, and just the right size and durability for a lot of outdoor uses. They’re perfect for storing rock salt, fertilizer, under-the-sink compost bins, supplements, pet food, and more. For long trips, consider putting an individual portion of ice in each one, then add your food and stack in your cooler. They hold up and keep your food organized and cool to boot!
- Mesh Popsicle bags: Storing garlic, onions, apples, and potatoes in these bags will provide you with a great storage bag, and will help your produce last twice as long!
- Plastic Deli Meat Containers: I have one word for you, leftovers! These make the best containers for leftovers! An added bonus is that these tubs are dishwasher safe; mine have been through the dishwasher dozens of times and still seal tight. Plus they’re exactly the right size for a meal-sized portion of food!
- Plastic grocery bags: Use them to line bathroom wastebaskets, as padding in fragile packages, or as a fabulous and reusable way to package up delicate holiday decorations.
- Old Sheets: They make fabulous drop cloths for house-painting projects and art projects. They also make great furniture covers to protect your stuff when moving!
- Old Socks: Socks make perfect dusting rags. Old socks can also be cut at the ends and used as pads on your Swiffer. Mark these socks with a permanent red marker in a large X to easily identify them when you run them through the wash later.
- Milk Cartons: Cut the top half off, and have an awesome scooper for just about anything. Also, freezing water in milk jogs during the summer, placed in front of fans on a towel, will help cool your room by as much as 10 degrees!
- Holiday wrapping paper: Use cheap rolls after the holidays to line drawers or shelves!
- Metal Hangers: Hangers can be used to make cheap, inexpensive wreath forms! Hangers with clips, can give the hanger detached, and use the clips for chips!
- Corks: Corks can be used to scour delicate pots and pans. They can also be glue together to make inexpensive trivets, and can also used as small, cheap pin cushions in your sewing drawer or basket.