I reuse containers like crazy. Old jelly jars are great for chapsticks. An old round cookie tin holds the chargers I use most often. I keep my smaller batteries in a bottle. A plastic tea bottle is great for cotton balls. An old jar, bottle, or large water container make a great place to put spare change. Old buttons in a baking powder tin. Screws, nails, nuts, bolts can be thrown into old baby food jars, coffee jars, etc. I look at a container before recycling to see if I need it for something.
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Reuse your ziplock bags until they can be used no more
I reuse any bags that I pack snacks in for myself. While I can't count on the kids to bring them back home, Hubby and I reuse them for our snacks. Give em a quick rinse and repack them for the next day when you get home. I bought a bulk box of ziplocks 18 months ago from Costco, have tons left!!
I bought one healthy choice dinner and reuse the container for my meal portions. There is a quarter cup, half cup and cup serving in the container.
It especially helped my husband serve me since he is the chef on the weekends (his choice). The last 3 family events I took the container with me and used it. It really helped keep me in check.
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