It’s the little things…


Sometimes the little things in life make all the difference. We have stopped used shower gel in our house and switched to solid, bar soaps. No more single-use, plastic containers for us! Dr Bronner’s seem to be very popular amongst Zero Waste and plastic-free bloggers and I was lucky enough to find my local TK Maxx often seems to have them in, for £1 less than Amazon or my local health food store sells them for. We tried the Dr Bronner Org Green Tea Soap Bar 140g one first and it seems to do a nice job, so I picked these up when I saw them. The Dr. Bronner’s Citrus Bar Soap Made with Organic Ingredients 140 g is my favourite! Should keep us going for a good while! They are wrapped in 100% recycled paper which I will also recycle.


Whilst stopping by one of my favourite Zero Waste/ Minimalist/ Plastic Free blogs- Treading My Own Path by Lindsay.

I discovered in the comments that people will actually pay money for old toilet rolls on eBay. I had to verify this, but it is indeed true! Now if you know me, you’ll know this is my perfect combination- making money and being zero waste at the same time. So from here on in, we are saving all our toilet rolls in a cardboard box- to be sold on eBay once we accumulate enough. They seem to sell in batches of 25 or 50. You could get around £10 for a box of 50. As a crafter myself, I know there have been times when I’ve wished I had lots of a certain item for a project- so I can really see how this meets a need. I might start saving my old lightbulbs for the same reason. And if anyone has a stack of broadsheet newspapers they’d donate to me- I can put them to good use!

I’d love to here of any other zero waste hacks like this that people know of!

4 thoughts on “It’s the little things…

  1. I should probably do a tutorial for the little owls I made from toilet rolls. They had soaps hidden inside their tummies! They were really cute. There are tonnes of ideas on Pinterest; jewellery boxes are one I remember.

  2. I’m glad you found a market for your toilet rolls. 🙂 I have been skimming through your site and can’t believe I didn’t come across it sooner. Glad I found you through Lindsay.

    • Thanks for the kind comments Lois and welcome! Blogs are harder to come across I think, I often find the best ones by linking from other sites. I don’t remember how I found Treading My Own Path now but I’m so glad I did!

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