Finding a home for everything seems to be my niche. If a product has a use, then I will find it. No I am not a trash collector, but a recycler. Frugal home recycling brings life to something that may sit in a landfill for year’s. Recycling brings something good from nothing. Using old tires for an obstacle course, or finding a great deal on a used Christmas ornament that I have wanted forever, is how I save.
Frugal home recycling can be done in many ways, and for many reasons. Having trash sit around for nothing is no better than putting the milk jug in the trash. Part of the fun is finding a use. How to use a milk jug to replace something I would buy at the store.
Frugal Ways to Recycle Milk Jugs
One way to recycle milk jugs is too use them as planters.
Another way is to use them for a watering system in a garden.
I saved the milk jugs each week for growing my seeds.
Frugal Ways to Recycle Tires
When our van had new tires put on, I asked the tire place to put the old ones in the back. They quickly informed me that they would recycle them. I replied that was helpful, but I wanted them. Old tires can be used as flower planters’ or as an obstacle course for kids.
I chose the latter.
Recycle Old Boards from Past Projects
My husband has now caught on to my frugal ways. As he is in restoration, sometimes he brings home old materials for projects on our homes. It is already bought and paid for by his company, but he knows that I can find a use for them.
One way that I reused old boards was too create boundaries and borders for the plants in my garden.
The other way I incorporated old boards into a frugal home recycling project was to let my kids have them.
They built a raft. They also used the leftover recycled milk jugs I saved and used them for flotation devices.
Anything can be reused. Sometimes recycling sits for awhile, but if patience is a virtue, a use will find it way. For more of our frugal homeschooling adventures follow me @momsarefrugal on Instagram.