Use What You Got - Scrap Paper
Going low waste does not always mean you have to go out and purchase the latest product to help you along your journey. I am a big fan of using what you got!
This Use What You Got Tip is Scrap Paper!
As a small business I am always printing out paper (it's an ongoing process to try and go paperless!). I am also a visual person and making lists has always been helpful for me to keep track of things.
Google Drive has been an eye opener for me and I have started to convert all my handwritten notes/charts/lists to digital format. As I continue to declutter my home, having less physical paper on hand has been freeing! Being a small business, it also helps that I can have everything at my fingertips if I'm not at my home office and need to access something.
However, To-Do lists are always handwritten for me. So for any paper I print out or am ready to discard, I rip in half and leave a pile on my desk. I keep them in easy reach for myself, my husband, and my toddler to get to.
These scrap pieces of paper are great for to-do lists (for myself), a place to jot ideas down on (my husband), and an artist's canvas (for my toddler to practice coloring and cutting!).
Your journey to low waste does not have to cost you anything! Skip the cute to-do lists from Home Goods, the journals from Marshalls, and the kids coloring books from Michaels. Use up that scrap paper before it heads into your recycling bin!