A Reusable Thread

Greener Groceries: What's Available in your Community?

Greener Groceries: What's Available in your Community?

I'm always surprised when I am at a busy grocery store and there aren't very many shopping in the Bulk Bin aisles. I think many people aren't informed about the benefits of buying bulk, so today I'd like to share with you why bulk buying is beneficial and inform you of all the different types of products you can buy bulk. You may be amazed! Waste of course is the number one reason to start shopping this way. If Americans purchased all of their coffee from the bulk bins for 1 month, 20,000,000 pounds of foil packaging would be saved...

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Wrap without Waste

Wrap without Waste

A friend and I were talking the other day about the holidays. Mostly about how expensive it is and how people spend a lot of time planning, prepping, eating and buying. Then the topic of Trash came up. Boxes arriving in the mail, an abundance of bags from the store, packaging of new gifts, food that isn't eaten, etc. There is a lot that gets thrown away this time of year! Here are a few facts that might make you cringe: According to the Medical University of South Carolina, waste output increases by at least 25% during the holiday season....

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Green Holiday Card Ideas

Green Holiday Card Ideas

is on social media, so it is no longer just once a year we hear from people. We share our lives and our newest photos. The second reason I believe is the time and expense. We are busy busy busy these next couple of months and most of these busy things are hard on our wallet. Sometimes it seems like a chore to search and buy Christmas cards, go to the post office to buy stamps and address envelopes by hand. That isn't even including the stress of putting together a family photo! One more reason I think holiday cards...

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Clean your Laundry Green

Clean your Laundry Green

Save the environment and your wallet by going green in your laundry room. My Green Laundry Tips: Have Less Laundry. This is something I am teaching my kids. There is no reason to be washing 7 pairs of jeans in a week per child. Jeans and other clothing items can be worn more than once. Full Loads. If your washer doesn't have a setting for smaller loads then wait until it is full before you wash. Cold Water. Choose cold water whenever you can. Choose an Energy Star washer and dryer when shopping for new ones. They use up to...

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35 Non-Candy Ideas for Trick-or-Treating

35 Non-Candy Ideas for Trick-or-Treating

I have the fondest memories of Halloween. My mom's homemade costumes, picking the perfect pumpkin out of the pumpkin patch, decorating the house for fall, and of course trick-or-treating with my friends. I still remember the best houses we had to visit every year. My grandma was one of those cool houses and the rest of the neighborhood thought so too. She gave out colored popcorn balls and everyone flocked to her house! I remember she carried them in a laundry basket because there were so many. It was awesome! Now that I'm a mom I don't love trick-or-treating because...

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