Sunday, March 7, 2010

Recycling Fun?

First I must say thanks to my readers who have stuck with me while I've been absent.  I've been working hard to be healthy, active, and keep the house up while I work and be mom.  Meanwhile, I thought about sharing this:

Sometimes recycling is just something you have to do.  I don't think we can ever classify it as fun, can we?  But as a mom, I am always trying to find ways to incorporate the things we have to do into something fun that the kids will enjoy.

When recycling bottles and jars, you're always supposed to rinse and throw away the cap or lid (except in the RARE instance that the cap or lid is also recyclable.   Do you take the time to rinse?  I get turned off by rinsing out soap, shampoo and laundry detergent bottles, it just seems to take forever.

SO, instead of rinsing those types of bottles myself, I throw them in the tub with the girls and let them have water playtime for a few days before they make their way to the recycle bag.  Simple, easy, and the kids love it.

Speaking of bottles, I have promised the wine bottle craft for quite some time.  I finally finished pictures, and need to do some final editing of the steps I took.  I hope to have that tutorial completed in the next day or so.

Enjoy this beautiful day!


  1. That's a great idea! I hate wasting water by rinsing detergent bottles out.

  2. I guess I'll forgive you this time, but don't leave me waiting too long next time...:).