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Older Mommy Still Yummy: Living Green, One Tip at a Time - (a weekly feature)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Living Green, One Tip at a Time - (a weekly feature)

Living Green, One Tip at a Time -

# 6  -  Reuse  (part 3)

- Packing Peanuts: Drop off at a local packing, shipping or moving store.

- Wash and Reuse Plastic Bags: With either a wooden bag dryer or in the washing machine.

- Buy Durables: Buy products that will last and take care of them.

- Teach Thrift: Teach your children the value of being thrifty (the wise economy in the management of money and other resources; frugality).

- Frugal Printing: Use both sides of each piece of paper -- for note taking or printing documents from your computer (at home or work). Create note pads by stapling together once-used paper.

- Kitchen Reuseables: Instead of buying these items new, save and reuse all: paper bags, plastic bags, rubber bands, twisties, boxes, and packaging material.

- Library: Pick up books from your local library or used book store. The library is also many times a great place for finding magazines, CDs, books-on-tape, and videos.

- Share with Neighbors: Join in with neighbors to purchase infrequently used products such as lawn mowers, ladders, etc.

- Recargeable Batteries: Purchase rechargeable batteries and a battery recharger (some battery rechargers will also recharge regular alkaline batteries). Solar powered battery rechargers are available online.

- College/University Reuse: Dump and Run is a nonprofit organization that organizes the collection of college students' castoff items in the spring, so they can be sold to incoming students in the fall. The proceeds are then donated to nonprofits.

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At April 16, 2011 at 1:20 PM , Blogger Kat said...

I do quite a few of these things; ie kitchen reusables, reusing bags, buying better quality so it lasts longer. As for using paper that has already been printed on, making notepads out of it is the best thing. I don't know if this is a myth or not but I'm told that using the other side of paper that has already gone through your laser printer can be harmful to the printer.

Thanks for the tips :)

At April 16, 2011 at 1:57 PM , Blogger Tiffani Rose said...

I love the tips!! Checking you out from the A to Z challenge. If you get a chance, check me out :)


At April 16, 2011 at 6:55 PM , Blogger Giggle, Laugh, Cry said...

New follower!!! SMILES

At April 16, 2011 at 11:30 PM , Blogger T C Mckee said...

Great ideas. I especially loved the college dump and run. Very clever. Nice to meet you and I followed you right back;)

At April 17, 2011 at 12:17 AM , Blogger Cre8tiv Glory said...

These are wonderful tips. I also wanted to tell you that when I read your blog title 'Older Mommy, Still Yummy' it made me laugh and smile. It should be an anthem. Love it, love it.

Thank you for the follow, I joined your group also. Will check in on your Wednesday blog especially. I need to work on my 'yummyness'.

At April 18, 2011 at 5:54 AM , Blogger Ellen Brickley said...

I love these tips, Monica :)

Also, as someone who is back living with her mum at the respective ages of 27 and . . . unspecified. . . :p it's lovely to see a blog aimed at the later parts of a lifelong journey! I know my poor mum feels no less like a mum now than she did when I was even smaller :)

At April 18, 2011 at 9:51 AM , Blogger RJR said...

Good idea sharing little used equipment. My good neighbour and I are always in each others garages borrowing. what one of us doesn't have the other generally does !


At April 19, 2011 at 10:30 PM , Blogger Marie Anne said...

I've done most of these things for years and do them without thinking now. I don't know if it's so much living green as it is being cheap, but the result is the same so I guess it matters not.

Popping in by way of the A-Z Challenge. I’m blogging at:
Write, Wrong or Indifferent
Marie Anne’s Missives
In the Garden With Sow-n-Sow
Every Day Crochet


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