Friday, January 23, 2009

waste less...

ive been thinking alot about how wasteful i am. so i have been looking at things in a different light. i think that God wants us to be good stewards of all that He gives us. so thats what i am trying to do.
heres what im doing to be less wasteful:
reusable baby wipes
cloth napkins
using both sides of the paper for notes or phone messages (and not just throwing it in the recycle bin after one side is used)
handkerchiefs (i have not stopped using tissue yet, but im considering it, especially since my nose is bright red right now from blowing it so often, cloth tissues might be much softer)
making old tshirts destined for the trash into cute stuffed animals
using plastic containers for my sandwich instead of baggies
buying reusable grocery sacks at kroger
using a lunchbag instead of reused plastic grocery bags
when planning my month menu look at meals that can reuse the leftovers (like making spaghetti one night and then spaghetti pie with the extra noodles and sauce another night)
doing things more slowly and carefully to take care of the things that i do have

i have also been reading a blog: tiny choices.com. some of the stuff is way out there but the other stuff really makes you think. so go out there and reduce, reuse and recycle and be a good steward of what God has given you.

1 comment:

Kris & Mike said...

Those are all good ideas! Fossil has a set of four bags that you can use for groceries or whatever, they are so cute!