Don't just throw these things away!
Sure, there are plenty of things you know are reusable – grocery bags, metal straws, reusable water bottles. But, in addition to products made specifically for that purpose, there are also plenty of other things you probably use all the time that can also be reused. Read on to find out the everyday items you shouldn’t be tossing after one use.
One tea bag can make two cups of tea – possibly even three or four. To get the most bang for your brew, continuously steep your tea in a teapot on the stove. If you only drink one cup in the morning, place your used tea bag in the refrigerator and re-purpose it later in the day to relax your eyes. Cool tea bags do wonders for eye puffiness and irritation.
Got a birthday party coming up? Bake multiple batches of cookies on the same piece of baking paper. Most brands are oven safe up to 230 degrees – and as long as there’s nothing stuck to the paper that could easily burn, it’s safe to reuse.