My laundry comes back folded in a large plastic bag. I use that bag to line a box for recycling in my kitchen and one in the livingroom.
That way all paper, cans, jars, foil, etc., automatically get put in there. I then take the bag to the recycle bin and empty it in the bin. I use the bag again if it is clean. If not, since it cannot be put in the recycle bin, I put it in the garbage bin.
Any garbage I can put through my garbage disposal goes into it.
I take all refundable bottles and cans back for refunds. I keep a 13 gallon garbage bag hanging to put them into. when full(or I need the $$$! ;))I take it to the store for the recycle machines.
I clean almost everything with a microfiber cloth and water. Even my windows get cleaned that way. I also have a canister style steamer on wheels to clean very messy areas or super clean my stove or fridge. It uses only water to clean.
For very bad stains or messes(seldom have them) I use sometimes like to use Spic and Span liquid, and clean my toaster oven or microwave with Lysol wipes.
I even recycle fast food bags by turning them inside out and wrapping books(paperbackswap.com) and small packages with them.
I shop only with a basket or cloth bags.
I use freecycle to get rid of usable things I no longer want. I also get things that way. LOVE thrift stores!!!
That's about all i can think of right now.
Posted on 3/27/11 at 4:02 PM