Anything that you use and then throw away is essentially tossing your money in the trash can. Packing kids lunches and using plastic sandwich bags, paper plates and so much more! You can save a lot of money by purchasing items that do the same thing but you can wash and reuse.
One of my favorite things ever is my Rubbermaid Storage container set. They go on sale really cheap quite often and I used them to pack kids lunches or when we are going out for a day trip to bring snacks with us.
Instead of buying bottled water and throwing away the bottles, buy a good water bottle, and fill it at home.
Instead of buying juice boxes, we use Contigo kids bottles and the kids fill them with juice and then we wash them each night.
You can ditch paper towels and use wash clothes, which can also be done for your cleaning as well as what you use to dry your hands. We have specific towels that are just for cleaning things like the toilet, because I don’t want the towels used to clean the bathroom in my kitchen for drying my hands.
You can go as far as reusable feminine products if you wanted to with this one. However I will tell you all now I can’t personally go that far! But what works for one household might not work for another, so finding the disposable items you can live without using and replacing them with items you can wash and reuse will save you at least $100 per year!
Everyday for the month of October we are sharing a different way to save money. Each of these ways can help you save over $100 each per year! See the rest of the 31 Ways to Save $100 or More Per Year posts here. Using these ways to, you can save $100 in 31 different ways and you have a savings of $3100.00 in a year (if not more!)!