With spring upon us, I find myself using lots of recycled things lately. So much so that Makenna has even said, ‘Wow mom you can use lots of recycled stuff….I’m going to start saving everything.” Really, she said that. Which is good for the earth, but not so good for her bedroom which will end up crammed with used containers in every inch of extra space….kinda like my garage.
So anyway, thanks to Makenna, I thought I would share some of my favorite recyclable uses in case it’s something you could use too.
My favorite is the scoop. We use it for birdseed, the sandbox and scooping soil when planting seeds.
We sometimes make them out of 2 liter soda bottles but ones made from heavier plastic, like from juice bottles are sturdier and work better for our purposes.
Milk Cartons cut in half the long way make great shallow planting boxes for seeds. Just cut in half then tape or staple the angled edge flat and punch holes in the bottom using a scissor or nail and fill with soil.
Milk jugs but into strips make great waterproof seedling markers. Just make sure to round the edges so you don’t have sharp points, and then write using a permanent marker.
What are some great practical recycled items you use often?