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An Easy Guide to Reducing Waste in Your Home

An Easy Guide to Reducing Waste in Your Home

reducing waste in your home

  • Use Mason Jars for Storage
    • Mason jars are a great and attractive way to store food and other things. They are dependable and versatile and can store virtually anything. 
  • Give Away Instead of Throw Away
    • This rule can apply to clothing, furniture, books, appliances and so much more. Just because you don’t want it anymore, doesn’t mean that it can’t still be used by someone else. If you don’t want something anymore, try your best to find it a new home before you throw it out.
  • Repurpose Old Things
    • Give it a whole new life! Repurposing old things plays a huge part in reducing waste in your home. Pinterest is a great site with tons of fun resources on how to repurpose old things. Don’t throw it out!
  • Use Reusable Bags
    • When it comes to shopping, traveling, or just storing things in your house- use reusable bags. This will not only limit your waste a great deal, but it’ll save you a few bucks a month too.
  • Repair Instead of Replace
    • This rule is specifically for appliances and electronics. People tend to throw machines out before even analyzing what is wrong with it. Not only is this wasteful, but it is often a huge waste of money. Before replacing an old appliance or electronic, call an appliance repairman and see if it can be fixed first.
  • Use Rechargeable Batteries
    • Buy a few rechargeable batteries at the beginning of the year and they can be good for up to two whole years. This cuts down on waste majorly and also cuts down on annoying, inconvenient trips to the store when your remote suddenly stops working.
  • Buy In Bulk
    • When you go grocery shopping bring reusable bags and jars to store food in bulk. You can also cut down on waste by buying dish soap, shampoo & conditioner, and laundry detergent all in bulk quantities.
  • Refill Printer Ink Cartridges
    • Not only is this eco-friendly, but it will save you money too. Take your printer cartridges to Best Buy or another technology specialty store and get your printer ink cartridges refilled.
  • Reinvent Leftovers
    • When it comes to reducing waste in your home, food is a huge category to talk about. While some waste reducing strategies require a lot of adjustment in lifestyle, this one doesn’t. After cooking dinner, use leftovers for lunch! Or better yet, find new ways to eat the leftovers: turn chicken into chicken salad, use leftover dinner meat for sandwiches the next day. Download an app to help you find new recipes to make good use of your leftovers.
  • Go Paperless
    • With technology being as accessible and convenient as ever, there is no reason you should still be getting bills and statements in the mail. Go paperless by paying your bills online and downloading your statements instead of receiving paper copies every month.

New Life Appliance Repair is a professional team of experts specializing in fixing and restoring your appliances back to new and help you continue reducing waste in your home. Give us a call at (949) 929-3198!