Thursday, January 8, 2009

Reduce and Reuse

I call my sister, Martha, The Recycling Nazi. Why do I call her that, you may ask? Well, let's just say that when she sees things in her neighbors' trash cans that could be recycled, she's tempted to call them and let them know. Either that, she'll just send her husband over to "rescue" the item and put it in their own recycling can. 

The reason I made mention of her recycling habits, is that tonight I did something that would make her SO proud-- I reduced and reused! As I was changing Big's wet diaper tonight before putting him in bed, I noticed a spider lounging on the baseboard at my feet. So, I just took the dry end of that wet diaper, pinched up that spider and then rolled the diaper up like usual, securing it into a little bundle with the tapes. 

See? Not only did I reuse that diaper, but I reduced our toilet paper usage in the process! (Now, since it was me killing the spider, I only reduced our TP usage by 3 squares or so. If it had been Rophone killing the spider, we're talking a savings of at least 10 squares!! -- He hates to feel the squish and crunch.)

Aren't you proud of me?!

7 comments:

Lisa Marie said...

Lol- I bet Martha is super proud! :) I never thought to recycle when killing a spider.... I'll definitely keep that in mind for next time!

janeannechovy said...

I *am* proud! For my own bug-killing, I try to look first in the garbage can for something that's already trash to squish them in. Something not too squicky, anyway. You know what work really well? Those long size labels from Old Navy. They're not quite sticky enough to pick up the bug without pinching, but once you fold them over on themselves those critters ain't goin' nowhere.

Jen said...

Oooh, I hate the squish and crunch too. I just got shivers from typing it!

Mister said...

Gee, I'd have thought the enviro-nazi would have just stepped on the bug, then scraped it up with fingernails and then just flicked in the trash... There's your idea for not even using TP... :)

Pat said...

While sitting in Ward Council Mtg last Sunday, I saw a spider running past me. I jumped up, stomped on it, and sat down as if nothing happened. No one cared, and whoever vacuumed later in the week took care of the corps.

The Laundry Queen said...

I can totally see you doing that, Pat! ; )

jwise said...

Basically, you're just resourceful and brilliant. :)