My kids don’t like to wear slippers.
I’ve tried the boiled-wool hard-soled slippers. The sock-slippers. And the booty kind that wrap around the ankle.
The kids fuss and pull them off and I resign myself to them ending up with really grody socks by the end of the day. Except they don’t like to wear socks half the time. So then I worry about their cold toes.
Because after we got the gazillion dollar heating bill, it’s a tad cold in here. Nothing the proper footwear can’t overcome, if, you know, you’re into that sort of thing. So I end up wrapping another sweater around each kid, washing a lot of socks, and giving their frosty little piggies a rub to keep ‘em warm. It’s worth the savings we’re seeing and we figure the less energy we use overall, the better!
Other ways we’ve saved, shared, or simplified?
- Canvas bags not only at the grocery store but at other stores as well.
- Reusing produce bags or not using them at all.
- Using SIGG bottles, glass tupperware, and reusable sandwich wrappers.
- Giving away our stuff on Freecycle, PaperBackSwap, and now Zwaggle.
- Reducing our online shopping because of the packaging and shipping costs/waste.
- Recycling and composting. I love my worm bin and the kids do too!
- Using the kids’ bathwater to water the garden (in the summer).
- Buying almost entirely organic foods (and trying to stay local).
- Shopping local and supporting a local farm through a CSA program.
What about you? What are some ways you save, share, and simplify? The Parent Blogger’s Network wants to know!
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