By recycling, you turn your home into a green haven that’s doing its bit for the environment. You can live safe in the knowledge that you’re trying your best, and won’t feel guilty about damaging the atmosphere. Bearing that in mind, here are a few tips to help you start recycling more things today:
Save Your Food Waste
I think most of us are guilty of throwing away too much food. If we’re not going to eat it, it’ll just get moldy, so we may as well bin it, right? Yes and no. Yes, you can bin it, but no you shouldn’t bin it in the conventional sense. Instead, get a food waste bin and put it all in there. From here, you have two options; let the recycling truck pick it up every week, or save it for yourself. Why would you save it? Well, as it states here; http://www.homecompostingmadeeasy.com you can use food waste to create compost. This can be used to fertilise your garden and help you grow more plants. Such an easy way to ensure your food isn’t always wasted.
Sell Or Donate Old Items
If you have plans for clearing out your home, you’ll come across loads of unwanted and old items. A lot of us choose to throw these out, but I’m going to stop you right there! It’s mentioned on www.samedayrubbishremoval.com.au that you can help the environment by selling old things instead of throwing them away. Rather than immediately clearing out your rubbish, see if anyone wants what you’re chucking out. Or, go to a charity shop and donate it there. This helps you recycle more as you’re literally giving your rubbish away to be reused by other people. To make things even better, you could get some money as well!
If you can’t find any people that want your old items, don’t assume you have to throw them out completely. Instead, get a little creative, and you can recycle things in your home and use them in different ways. For example, use an old freezer as extra storage space out in the garage for different gardening tools or bits and bobs. Your old clothes could be stitched together and turned into a nice blanket for a future child. There are loads of ideas out there, you just have to be creative, and you can find new uses for old things.
With these tips, you’ll start recycling more today. Speaking about clearing out your house, I wrote a piece on decluttering here; http://skinnedcartree.com/2017/05/how-to-declutter-your-home.html. Give it a read if you’re looking for some advice, particularly when it comes to deciding which clothes to throw out!