My name is Becky, and it has been 25 days since I have used a paper plate.
I think I have broken my paper habit. Took a bit for my daycare kids to stop throwing our “real” plates in the trash!! HAHA I bought them orange cups and put their names on them. ALL orange, so there isn’t fighting about who got what color on which day.
What I bought the cups for costs less than a package of styrofoam cups, btw, and I don’t have to buy anymore for a long time.
My exciting frugal discovery this past week was refilling our hand soap dispenser with bubble bath. A 32oz bottle of bubble bath was $2.69. A 7.5 oz bottle of hand soap is $2.89. I can refill the hand soap dispenser 4 times with the amount of bubble bath in the bottle, therefore costing $0.68 a bottle. We go through a bottle of hand soap a week!! And I am sure the kids would rather have grape scented over Dial any day!
I’ve got a very small stockpile gathered now! My family lovingly refers to our storage shelf now as “Bruckner-Mart” HAHA
This weekend I am going to sit down and plan a weeks menu out!!
Baby steps and small changes make a HUGE difference!!!