Tag Archives: waste

how many kids does it take to screw in a light bulb? [day 244]

My kids keep leaving lights on all the time.  Mostly in their rooms, but also other rooms, where I don’t have energy efficient lighting.  They weren’t always this way.  To make a point about electric costs and being wasteful, I … Continue reading

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the ridiculousness of cereal straws [day 239]

I told my kids I would let them buy a box of cereal straws if they promised to blog on the  ridiculousness of them.  They chose to do it, so I purchased the box of Oreo Funstix cereal straws for $3.50. … Continue reading

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if you gotta go, you gotta go [day 193]

We’re at a restaurant and Joe comes back from the restroom, running toward the table, carrying a paper toilet seat cover.  He holds it up and says, “Mom, can you believe this?!  They have paper thing to put on the toilet seats. … Continue reading

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things I just don’t get [day 192]

Let me just say, before you read my list of things I don’t get, that there’s a purpose behind this list.  That purpose is something I say regularly.  Just think about what you’re buying and what you’re doing.  Your actions … Continue reading

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pulling food out of the trash? [day 120]

For some people, that’s a completely insane question.  After all, who would pull food out of a trash can?  Especially if you don’t need it? Well, someone I know did just that.  To protect my friend, who did what I probably would … Continue reading

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labeled: TRASH [day 115]

Dumpster diving.  I have to say, I really love those two words together.  It never ceases to amaze me what retailers will throw away, expensive stuff, stuff that could be used elsewhere or repurposed.  The corporate blockheads force them to … Continue reading

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room dump [day 114]

Just thought I would share an interesting photo. Out in the middle of nowhere, dumped in a field, I found almost an entire house full of discarded furniture.  I thought this was funny (in a not so humorous way) that a living … Continue reading

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backfired! [day 112]

Forward… FIRE! I efforts to save money, not be wasteful and make sure my kids are full after a meal, I told them no more kids meals.  Yes, they’re cheaper, but I have to buy extra food because the fast … Continue reading

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it’s not bubble wrap [day 110]

I had to pick up a few things at Kroger yesterday.  It was enough groceries to warrant the use of a cart, but few enough to use the express lane.  Most of the time I remember to bring in my … Continue reading

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I’m back… with another green bag [day 81]

So I’ve been trying to decide if I should do blog posts for all the days I was gone or do them all together.  I’m actually on day 85 now.  I think I will do the individual days, as I’ve … Continue reading

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