31 Mar '17, 11am

15 'disposable' items that you can reuse

15 'disposable' items that you can reuse

Disposable items should generally be avoided, but here are ideas for extending their lifespan if you do end up with some. Let's be clear: I am not a fan of disposable items and have tried to eliminate them from my home, but occasionally they appear, in which case I make them last as long as possible. Remember that manufacturers will say anything to make you buy more, so always question the single-use description and squeeze as much life out of them as possible. Ziploc bags: These come in many shapes, forms, and brands. When a Ziploc enters my house, usually via my kids’ school, I hang on to it for months. It’s useful in the freezer, mostly, and gets a good soapy wash in between uses. The plastic milk bags that we get here in Canada are also fine for indefinite reuse. Pickle & condiment jars: Any glass jars in which food is purchased can be reused. They’re good for storing ...

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