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.
I love this! One of the perks of involving your kids in these activities is that it becomes their norm! My daughter is a teenager and the youngest of four. She is the recycling police at our home! She regularly scopes the trash to check for discarded food. Which is rare, since we have livestock and a garden, but if you toss those last two bites of something she’ll dig it back out, put it in the right bin, and announce “We don’t waste food in this house, EVER”. I love that my kids are conscious and conscientious about the environment! I found your post at the Homestead Blog Hop. Have a great week!
I love that she is conscious about wasting food! Thanks for stopping by.
Ann @ Live The Old Way
Thank you for sharing this with us at the Homestead Blog Hop, it has been chosen as one of our features on this week’s hop!