Half! People also tend to use way more dishwashing powder than required, my machine only needs 2 tsp. and the concept is the same.
We have this idea that more is better, but usually more just means leftover residue and possibly itching later. I have been guilty of this mentality as much as the next gal. I have bought clothes and shoes that I only wear once or not at all, I buy duplicates of things I already have because I am not paying close attention, fruit goes bad before we eat it. Here and there I have nicely organized bins of things I never use. I am probably more organized than the average bear, even though that is something I am trying to improve upon, and I am embarrassed by the waste that goes on in my home.
Last night when the boys ate three bites of their curry and then declared themselves full, I helped them wrap the leftovers in tin foil to be served again for lunch today. My bag of things to be donated is quickly expanding to several and tomorrow my teenager gets to help me go throught the linen closet. I feel better already.
#4- Only buy stuff I actually need, use what I have approriately and continually purge all the extra stuff we don't.
4 years ago