I've also been reading up a lot on more ways to reduce the amount of trash I put out into the world. As of 2014, it was estimated the average American was throwing out 185 pounds of plastic per year. It's just not necessary! But I am back today with three easy DIYs that will help you reduce plastic waste in your home and, as these are each reusable, ultimately save you money.
The first DIY on this list is the one I was most excited about.
REUSABLE CLING WRAP
I just recently bought my car and really wanted to buy an air freshener for it. The only problem is that most car fresheners will be thrown out and replaced many times over. Even the refillable ones use cartridges that are thrown out. Searching for a solution, I found some comments in a group I joined on Facebook that led me to this solution.
REUSABLE CAR FRESHENER
Simply cut out the felt into your desired design ( I chose a flower) and attach it to the clothespin. Then take your choice of essential oil and put a few dots on the felt shape. When the smell wears out, simply reapply. You can even change the scent to follow the seasons if you wish. The clothespin clips onto the vent like this!
The ones I make come from old t-shirts I no longer wear.
REUSABLE T-SHIRT BAGS