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Tips I use for recycling:

  • Recycle paper for notepads and envelopes.

  • Reuse address labels simply by cutting out and applying with glue stick to (recycled) envelope.

  • Reuse water. I use water left in drinking glasses for my iron and plants. Simply pour water into a recycled container and set aside for later use.

  • Cut the thermostat up on air conditioner. I keep in on 78 when I am home and 82 when I am not,

  • Condense your trips in your car to save gas. I went from working 6 days a week to working longer hours, 3 days a week. Not only do I save gas, I also have more days for me!

  • Plan on eating 2 no-cook meals a week. Saves on electricity.

  • Take advantage of the sun. Solar energy is free!

  • Avoid takeout. Bring back the long lost art of cooking. It's cheaper and healthier.

By Paulette from Myrtle Beach, SC

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By Jonnie (Guest Post)
June 15, 20070 found this helpful

I recycle aluminum cans of all types, soda, potted meat, pie tins etc. I use the plastic grocery bags for garbage. I recycle newspaper for weed barrier and use my grass clippings on top.


I recycle plastic lids from oatmeal canisters, etc. for snack plates (holds just enough cheese and crackers for one). I try to use up and reduce/as much as possible.

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By LYnda (Guest Post)
June 15, 20070 found this helpful

A M E N to all of that! God bless you. : )

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June 20, 20070 found this helpful

Good idea to save partially empty glasses of water to use in my iron and water my plants! We here in Alabama are in a bad drought right now. We really need to conserve water every way we can! Thanks for the idea. Judy

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