Day 2…of THE CHALLENGE (enter theme music here)
I figured I’d try my less-trash challenge again today. I’m kind of intrigued, if I do say so myself. And, I’m quite curious as to what the results would be should I do this for any longer than a day. So, I marched on. On cleaning day. Well, sort of.
Today, I trashed the following:
Toilet Paper. Like I said, I am NOT going to a) sit there for hours to “drip dry”, b) use my hand, or c) use cloth. Nuh uh. HOWEVER, if I happen upon some more-eco-friendly TP than my supersoft Charmin that is soft and not see-through thin, I may consider that. Maybe. (This is going to bring in some interesting searches on analytics. Can’t wait.)
Paper Towels. Only for Glory messes, though (my dog is only sort of potty trained…and, she “fakes it ” sometimes outside just to come inside and pee.)
2 Shaklee Cleaning Wipes . TWO! Did you hear me? I cleaned the entire bathroom, and that’s the only trash I had! Woot!
Some Floss. Uh, yeh.
One Cotton Ball soaked in Witch Hazel. –In case you were wondering, it’s a natural astringent and skin soother.
Disposable Razor, which would no longer shave. Anything. It was purple. You’ll be quizzed later.
Frozen Mixed Veggie Bag. I make Lorelei’s food (and have been since she started solids) soooooo…yeh.
Colored Pencil Shavings. I had to sharpen a few pencils. I guess I could’ve technically thrown them outside but it was raining…and I’m lazy.
Okay…so that was IT. My only trash. You have to be oh so proud of me, right? I think it’s pretty good. Not 0(zero), but IF I did 0(zero), it wouldn’t be a forever thing, you know? I AM cutting down though.
And now, here’s the fun part. Stuff I’m RE-PURPOSING:
1 TP Roll and 1 Paper Towel Roll and some Dryer Lint. Stuff the Dryer Lint in the Paper Towel/TP Roll for fire starters. More Ideas for Paper Towel Rolls: Use them to make bracelets, organize cords or Christmas lights.
1 Empty Wipes Canister (Shaklee). I haven’t figured out what I’m doing with this guy just yet. Hmmm. But, I’ll figure something out.
Hand Soap Container. I refilled it with concentrated hand soap and added a bit of water to make it last longer. Voila.
Plastic Walmart/Kroger Bag (I forget which). Used it to line the bathroom trash can.
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