Every Monday in January I plan on sharing some of my favorite frugal living tips with reference to the 4R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Repurpose!!
Reuse soup cans and coffee tins -Make sure you thoroughly clean and wash your cans before using. Here are a few ways to reuse, recycle and repurpose your tins or cans.
1. Use your can to hold pan drippings such as bacon fat, let it harden, then wrap in a plastic bag (that you have saved to recycle) and put in the garbage. It is so much better for the environment and your sink to NOT put any type of hot grease down the drain.
2. DIY luminaries – you can leave as is or spray paint your cans and punch holes to make fun light patterns – pop in a tea light or votive candle and these can be used indoors or outdoors – for outdoor use, you could punch holes in the side of the cans and add wire to hang from a branch in a tree.