Zero Waste Lifestyle: Place a Recycling Bin in Your Home

Zero Waste Lifestyle: Place a Recycling Bin in Your Home | Ordered and Organized
Last updated: August 4, 2018 at 15:47 pm

 

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This is the first post in a series about pursuing a zero waste lifestyle.  Visit again soon for more ideas and tips on going zero waste.

My husband and I are growing increasingly zealous about trying to lead a zero waste lifestyle.  I scoped out stainless steel straws on Amazon long before the Starbucks announcement, y’all.  We’ve used cloth napkins and bar mops rather than paper towels for most of our married life.  And while we’ve long been on the reusable shopping bag bandwagon, we also use reusable produce bags instead of those you pull off the roll at the store.  So of course we recycle religiously.  In fact, we drove our recyclables to the recycling station in the past when recycling wasn’t available at our apartment.

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100 Ways to Save Money: Quit buying bottled water.

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I’ve already said that you can save money by swearing off soft drinks.  But if you’ve started replacing your soft drinks with water and you’re getting that water from a plastic bottle, reconsider.  Aquafina, Smart Water, and the like aren’t exactly cheap.

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How to Organize Reusable Shopping Bags

How to Organize Reusable Shopping Bags | Ordered and Organized

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Have you ever seen that woman or man in the grocery store with 15 worn, filmsy mismatched reusable shopping bags?

I was that woman. I purchased a set of bags from the commissary circa 2011. My sister-in-law sent me some from Whole Foods around the same time. Then my mother-in-law gave me some from IKEA the next year. But so frequently I left all of these bags at the house when I went to the store, so I ended up buying multiple plastic bags from both LIDL and ALDI.

I had a lot of shopping bags.  But I didn’t really need them all.  I needed some that I could keep with me, and I needed an insulated bag.

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How To Save Money and Time with a Menu Plan and Shopping List

How To Save Time and Money with a Menu Plan and Shopping List | Ordered and Organized

My aunt used to go to the grocery store every day for the food she needed to make dinner that evening.  I cannot imagine.  I hate going to the grocery store once a week!  In fact, I try to avoid going that often when I can.  But there are people who do drop by the grocery store at least 2-3 times per week, even if 1-2 of those visits are to pick up only an item or two such as milk or bread.

Whether you visit the grocery store daily or just once per week, to save time and gas on needless visits, you should create a weekly menu plan.  (And then you probably won’t need to go daily.)

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