Can Recycling Be As Good For You As it Is For The Environment?

Save Money by Recycling Used Items

Recycling items within your home can be one of the best ways for you to save money. It’s much easier to save a dollar you’ve already earned than to attempt to earn a new dollar. You can never forget about Uncle Sam. Every new dollar you earn will be taxed, so it’s a good idea to always stretch the money you worked hard for as far as possible. Reusing and recycling items can help you achieve just that.

Little Effort, Big Results

Recycling is not that hard. There are many new uses for common household items. Any time I have old clothes to discard I turn them into rags. I cut them up and keep them handy. If you have a particularly messy situation due to pets, you can pull out a rag, clean up the mess, and throw the rag away. This is not only easy and efficient, but it is also a real money-saver since the cost of paper towels can add up quite quickly. Old rags can be made out of old clothing such as t-shirts and also old towels that are well worn.

By recycling old magazine subscriptions, your kids can have fun and inexpensive art projects. Think about how much money you paid on your magazine subscriptions. Your preschoolers can search for words beginning with a certain letter of the alphabet, and your older kids can look for specific words. Kids can also cut out pictures including a certain theme such as “food” or “fun” and make a collage. The only other materials you will need are glue and poster board. How’s that for an inexpensive art project.

Some Things To Start With

Try recycling containers such as a coffee can or oatmeal canister to serve as a scooper for dry pet food instead of buying a scooper. Expired toothpaste (yes toothpaste does have an expiration date) can be used to polish the faucets in your kitchen and bathroom.

You are obviously not limited to the above suggestions. Recycling is very easy, and just takes a little creativity. Try recycling in your home and see just how much money you can save.