This might sound a bit over the top, but since lockdown I’ve been getting my girls to put their initial and a date on their bottled water so that when a bottle gets left around the house we know whose it is and when they started drinking it.
When I saw them drinking out of these bottles at dinner time, it gave me the idea for today’s blog.
All I can say is that since they’ve been making their cute little labels, there are no half-full bottles lying around the house or in the bins. I used to get so annoyed about that.
The girls also have a great routine of replacing the bottle in the fridge when they take one out and don’t open another one until they’ve finished the one with their initial on it.
This process has resulted in less bottles around the house and a lot less waste.
This may all sound like quite a simple process and one that probably doesn’t happen in most houses, particularly if you drink tap water like me. My girls refuse to drink tap water as they don’t like the taste, but I can’t complain as at least it’s water and not fizzy or other sugary drinks. Another thought is to get a water filter but I haven’t looked into that yet.
Overall there is less plastic around the house, meaning less clutter. The girls have even started to put the bottles straight into the recycling bin outside.