So here is a picture of my lazy susan…..
Since my baby is on formula and we go through hoards of it, we have a lot of cans. This is only a fraction. I have yes actually thrown some away to go to the dump. I try to be green, but they are not deemed recyclable due to the foil that covers the cardboard (at least locally). I can however send the lids off to the recycling sky, where the magical truck hauls away my mountains of stuff. Boise has just began a new and improved recycling program. Which is really nice. Our home recycling is about triple our garbage and I am not even a tree hugger. The draw back is that they have to ship our recyclable garbage to Washington State because we don’t have the facilities yet here in Idaho. Seems kind of silly to package up and ship garbage across state lines, but what ever. I hope it is worth all the packaging and gas.
So I have come up with a way to use my old formula cans. Which is great, because they were beginning to pile up everywhere!
I used some for part of my Christmas gifts for family. We decided as siblings (six of us) to exchange FHE (Family Home Evening, click here to learn more) kits as Christmas gifts this year. My kit was a lesson on Music in the Home, and the importance of it. I came up with 70+ children’s songs from the Primary Children’s Song Book (Click here to download) and listed them on little slips of paper and decorated the can to include my FHE kit. So each week for family night, or any other time you feel inclined to sing with your child, you can make a game of it and you don’t have to sing the same four songs over and over.
Then with the remainder of the cans I decided to organize my lazy susan in my kitchen. I love, love shopping in the bulk food section at Winco, but I always have remnants of stuff after I use what I purchased for cooking.
So here is my organized cupboard. I can’t wait to get to the pantry and hall storage closet.
I just wiped out the containers with a damp paper towel. Then used the label maker to label the tops and sides. As you can see I have a hard time throwing out other useful containers as well. Our recycling program doesn’t recycle glass so I try to find other ways to use those as well.
Here are two other blogs I came across with ideas of how to use your old formula cans: