Happy Earth Day! I thought I'd share a recycling tip with you. It's not a mind-blowing "a-ha" kind of tip but it may spark some creativity and recycling in your own house.
For some reason, old houses tend to have very tall kitchen cabinets....I've owned a step-stool for years because every apartment I've lived in in my adult life (all built before 1940) had kitchen cabinets that were ridiculously high. I wish someone could explain to me why this is since people back then were probably shorter than we are now. Anyway, in my previously homes, I used the very top shelf to hold cookie cutters, my Thanksgiving platter, a soup tureen, etc. -- all stuff that wasn't used a lot. When we moved into this house last year, I decided to try something else. Now I store my special occasion table linens on the top shelf. And how do I store them way up there?
Can you tell what those are? They're zippered plastic bags that you get when you buy sheets, blankets, towels, etc. I could never part with them (another tip is using them to hold your shoes in luggage so they won't get your clothes dirty when you travel) and I'm glad I found a good use for them.
Wow, I really need to straight up our mug/cup shelf. Embarrassing.