Project : Go Green!4:55 PM
Today was one of those days where I awoke and thought it was 10am and it was actually 2pm. So far today I have manged to take Louie for a walk and that is it, thank god for coffee lol. This weekend has been full of ups and downs. I have more projects coming up for this blog though, I thought since I am trying my hardest to be as Green as possible, I thought I would do a post every once in awhile on being more Green, just some tips and ideas that have that I can pass along to you guys to try out.
1) Plastic bags. I always try to get paper bags at the store because they are so easy to recycle, I just throw my old news papers in them and when they get full I place them in the bin. There are also the reusable bags that you can pick up almost anywhere now, most stores by me even offer a discount if you bring in your own bag, usually about 5-10 cents, but it adds up. When I do end up with plastic bags, I find use for them. I will use them as a lunch bag for work, as a trash liner for my little garbage cans, and also, they are great for taking with you on walks with dogs, because where I live, you have to pick up dog poop. I save all the bags my news papers come in, and also the bags that my bagels and bread come in for this. I also used to use plastic bags as shower caps before I finally got one. There are plenty of ways to use that bag a little more before it ends up in the garbage.
2) Paper towels. I try hard not to buy this stuff, but there are so many reasons that I end up buying a roll here and there eventually. So what I do is try to reuse them as much as possible. It sounds strange, but it is easy to do, typically I will have one that I use as a napkin for when I am eating. I will use one side to wipe my mouth or hands, then flip it or fold it over and use the other side to clean up a mess. Same for when I use them to wipe windows, I will fold them over and over to wipe up that windex before finally tossing it away.
3) Dog toys. Have a pair of old or unmatched socks? Create a dog toy with them. Simply ball up one sock, place it in the other making sure that it goes all the way down to the toe part, and then tie up the longer part of the sock to create a knot. Dogs love to bite the thicker part of the toy and play tug-of-war with you as you pull on the longer part of the sock. Also, the cardboard roll that is used on toilet paper or paper towel rolls are great for dogs to bat around and chew up. Just know that you are gong to have to clean up all the bits if your dog chews it.
Sorry these are so shady guys, but I was excited to take some pics in Downtown Detroit! It is cool that I have such a big city right by me. I will have to take some pics around Corktown, Greektown, and by the river walk before the end of summer. It usually isn't this dead on a Saturday, but the little park right by here, Campus Marcius was packed with people shooting a movie. They all wound up in the bar we went to for lunch and a ton of people had cannon slr's and I wanted to sneak into their group with mine and see if I could get away with it. :P
Look I have eyes and not black little sockets lol. I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I am off to my parents for some BBQ! :)
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