Having your recycling system organized helps with your home organization overall, and will make your day smoother and happier! Getting Started: If your area requires you to sort your recycling take a good look at what you use before you purchase containers.
Do you produce a lot of cans and not much paper or vice versa.
The containers you sort into don't have to be the same size; in fact it makes sense that you would allow more room for items you will have larger quantities of.
Even if you don't have to sort in your area, looking at how much recycling you produce and thinking about how often you will want to empty your inside container will help you choose the appropriate storage method for this part of your home organization.
When you have found functional containers that match your décor make sure to label them.
Clearly placing a laminated label on your containers will help guests easily dispose of recycling as well.
No one enjoys having to pull cans and bottles out of garbage cans after guests have left.
Create an area for everyday recycling and one for occasional use.
Ideally your everyday recycling will be kept near your garbage.
For most of us this will include cans, plastics, and paper.
In other words containers for items you produce daily or more frequently.
Your occasional recycling can be kept somewhere further away, a laundry room for example.
This will include things that you rarely find yourself producing or may need to take somewhere to dispose of.
For example, batteries can be recycled through only the appropriate channels, so don't throw them away or put them in the recycling bins.
Keep an eye out many malls, libraries, or even grocery stores provide a place to deposit old batteries.
Consider having a container with your occasional recycling for things you wish to donate as well.
Donating items that you no longer use will also help in your other home organization projects and is another way to recycle.
Making Purchases: Reduce the amount of waste and recycling you produce before you ever leave the store! Avoid items that are prepackaged single servings.
Not only do these things produce a lot more recycling because of the extra packaging, but as an extra bonus you will save money by buying grocery items and breaking them down into individual servings yourself.
Use Tupperware as oppose to disposal bags to do this, then you can wash and reuse.
Bring your own canvas bags to the store.
By bringing your own reusable bags to the store you won't be building up a stockpile of paper and plastic bags at home.
If you do use paper and plastic bags remember that most grocery stores provide a deposit box for plastic bags to be returned to for recycling.
And you can reuse your paper bags to hold other recycling.
Dispose of it: Break down any boxes before you dispose of them.
Crush any cans and plastic bottles.
This will reduce the amount of space your recycling will take up in your home.
Worried about smell, bugs, ect.
? Rinse out anything that held food before you crush it.
Remember when choosing containers it is good to be able to wash them out.
Home organization is important when it comes to the functional system in our homes.
Recycling is a daily part of our lives keep it from being a messy eyesore in our day by organizing your system today!