Thursday, 4 February 2010

The Rubbish Diet

If you haven’t found the Rubbish Diet Blog then please go over and take a look, this woman is a great inspiration.

ALMOST MRS AVERAGE She has already slimmed her bin down to almost size zero and is now inspiring others to reduce their waste. She is hoping to turn the blog into a book and is busy with her manuscript: "Almost Mrs Average's Rubbish Diet: Confessions of an accidental eco-blogger".

Almost Mrs Average has started an 8 week challenge that I’m really behind on, but it’s never too late to start!

There are many reasons to slim down your bin, one is for environmental reasons, far too much is going to landfill and being wasted and also it can save you a lot of money

Last year in the New Mummy household we made a good start on recycling we bought a composter, made sure that we were recycling what we could, reused our bags and I started planning meals to make sure I only bought what food we needed. This year we need to push it up a notch and really slim our bin down and our clutter. Now I’m really bad at following challenges, but I do promise to cut down on what we use and throw away so my first step at home is my makeup and bathroom products.

I’m a bargain shopper, if something is on offer I will buy it and because of that my bathroom cupboard is full of shampoos, showers gels and toothpaste! So this week I am going to see exactly what I’ve got, what is still useable (I am known to have about 6 shower gels on the go) and what I can giveaway to friends ( I’m sure there is shampoo and condition in their for brown hair and I’ve now gone blonde). With all that I have in the cupboard and what I got for Christmas I don’t think I actually need to buy any toiletries for a long time

So operation clear the bathroom starts this week; I will tell you all how it goes next week.



  1. Thank you so much for the mention and for committing to do the challenge. It doesn't matter that you're "behind" as the best time to start is always when you feel ready. And as you've already made inroads with composting etc, I suspect that you'll probably find it a lot easier to knock off the stuff that ends up in your bin. I'll keep dropping by to see how you're getting on and if you have any questions, please holler as I'd be happy to help :-)

  2. Thank you very much! Bathroom has been cleaned out, will post later this week x


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