1. Unused coffee
Got leftovers at the bottom of your percolator or plunger? Not a problem!
We keep a jar of leftovers in the fridge for iced coffees. But if you don’t go through caffeine, glorious caffeine, as quickly as we do then pour into your ice cube tray and freeze. Then you can add them to your iced coffees (and espresso martinis!!) to get extra chill without watering down your drink.
Be sure to transfer your coffee cubes to an airtight container or ziplock bag once frozen though. Noone likes that freezer taster in their beverage!
2. Old dish brushes
When your dish brush gets a little bent and dirty, don’t throw it away. These are great for cleaning the shower, or anywhere else you might ordinarily use a traditional scrubbing brush.
I love that the handle allows you some extra distance from some of life’s more unpleasant cleaning jobs – like this little doosey in our backyard.
3. Empty glass jars
Why pay big money for BPA free lunchboxes when you have glass jars in the house?
Not only do my old honey jars hold in a cold soup for transport better than any airtight sealed plastic number I’ve ever had, but these old coffee jars are the perfect size for packing salads – seen here with a quinoa and cranberry salad (yum!!).
See this article for a great guide on how to pack the perfect salad in a jar.
4. Rubber bands
You know those little purple things that come around every bunch of herbs you buy?
These puppies are actually suprisingly useful for repairing broken zips.
5. Orange bags:
Ok, so now I’m really stretching. But if you have no better option your mesh citrus bags can be used in the laundry as a wash bag for your delicates. Or things you need to keep together: socks, bikinis, lego (no kidding – I saw someone wash their lego in the machine Pinterest!!).
Hooray for more money, and less landfill. Have a great week guys.