If you are on a mission to reduce how much you buy, recycle more, and reuse what you have, then it can be a good idea to have a few tips and tricks up your sleeve to help. When these things are made easier for you, then it makes it much more likely that it will happen. Here are some essentials that you need in your home if you want to reuse what you have so that you reduce what you buy and reduce how much you need to recycle.
How many items of clothing have you thrown away just because there is a small hole that appears? First of all, if you buy cheaper clothes made from materials that aren’t very sustainable, then this is much more likely to happen. However, if you want to reduce how many new clothes that you buy and reuse the ones that you have, then having a sewing kit in the home, or a sewing machine, depending on your skills, is a really good idea. Then you can quickly fix clothes and other household items so they can last for longer. And if you are as bad at sewing as I am, have a little look on Youtube for how-to videos.
There are so many things that can be fixed with the right kind of glue or adhesive. From toys to books and plates, and everything in between, you can give it a new lease of life with the right kind of glue. You could use something like Bondic or superglue, if you are looking for something really strong. A glue gun can be helpful to have in the home, as well as eco-friendly wood adhesive and adhesives that seal plastic and other materials.
A lot of local areas do food waste collections which is great. But if you have some space outside to start composting, then it is something that you can do with your waste food, as well as grass cuttings, for example. It can be a natural way to get fertilizer for your garden too, giving your garden back the natural goodness from the food. Of course, there are restrictions to what can be included in compost, as it needs to be natural food waste, such as apple cores, vegetable peelings, and eggshells, rather than a leftover burger! But if you have space it can be a good way to waste less, as well as being a fun thing to do.
If you want to have less coming into your house and want to have less to recycle in the first place, then you need to go paperless. One thing that you can do is to check with any company that would send you things (such as banks, employers, schools, or energy companies) that you have opted for paperless. This means that any bills or letters will be sent digitally, rather than being sent in the post.
These are four simple ways to help make recycling and reusing easier. They are a good place to start, and then you can look at different aspects of your life and make changes as necessary.