Cutting Down on Waste

If you get take-out food a lot or use the drive-through window at restaurants, you may have noticed that they almost always give you more napkins and condiments than you need. Usually, the extra ones get thrown away when you dispose of the wrappers. Keeping these, however, will cut down on waste, and save you money at home. They are particularly handy for putting in lunches that you pack for school or work.

The containers in which you get salads at the grocery store or take-out restaurants can also be reused. Instead of spending money on plastic storage bowls, just wash these out and store your leftovers in them. In addition to food storage, they can be used for keeping loose items around the house such as buttons, change, nails etc. Children are always collecting things, and these would help to organize their rooms.