#1-Get rid of your Brita!(if you live in Washington anyway) O.K. I know that it may be very sentimental for some of us but for someone who has lived in California and Africa where the water is virtually undrinkable because of it's hardness we are rather blessed here. How much do those filters cost? A whole lot! I was very dependent on the Brita until I put it a way and rediscovered tap water. Try it and if you hate it go back but I will never return.
#2- I am sorry if some of these sound obvious but stop buying pre-cut food. A little bag of cut up lettuce can run up to $5. You can buy six romaine heads at Costco in the $2 range. Don't get me wrong I have bought bagged salad before in a pinch. But, cut your own. That goes for fruit too. My favorite thing right now is to make my own cheese sticks. I think you pay between $11 and $14 dollars for a bag of individually packaged mozzarella, Jack or Cheddar cheese. I just buy a block of cheddar the $3.99 Kirkland Signature Brand. Cut it up into sticks and put it in a Ziploc. It tastes just the same and I don't find those wrappers all over the house and yard. I also don't have to unwrap them for the little ones they can just grab a stick and go. Less garbage too!
That's all I have time for today. Looking forward to hearing what you all have to pass along. Thanks to Kjerste for the idea! Bree