Thursday, July 2, 2015

Scavenger Tip #1



I'm a hoarder scavenger in all areas of my life not just my business. I am not bad enough to be on a tv show but I do have a problem throwing out anything that could be of use or getting rid of anything (donating) anything that has the slightest sentimental value. So recently I realized I'd amassed quite a collection of vitamins that I had either purchased for myself and not taken or taken from my parents house when they moved out. I don't take vitamins anymore I try to get them from food. Regardless I had stopped taking the huge chalky calcium for a reason. They're hard to swallow! So I was trying to figure out what to do with these numerous bottles without just throwing them in the garbage. It's amazing what one thinks of when you put your mind to it. I wondered if I could give them to my plants! I googled it and sure enough you can use vitamins to feed your plants. So far I've just started using up the calcium. I throw a couple in a a jug of water and let them dissolve and then water my outdoor plants. I read that the plants will only use as much calcium as they need so it's okay for them to have more than they need in the soil (I'm no expert but I read that). So I'm happily making use of something that a lot of people would have chucked in the garbage. When the bottles are empty I'm saving those because people buy empty medicine bottles on ebay! See sold. Do you buy vitamins and then not take them?? Why do people do that? I've done it a million times.





9 comments:

  1. Yes... the giant Costco bottles too.

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    1. Think how healthy we'd all be :)

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  2. Ha Ha! Love your blog and I learn so much. It's unbelievable how much those old pill bottles sell for. I never would have guessed. Love all your tips, so I'll share one too. If you have a large pill to swallow, instead of pointing it straight down your throat, turn it sideways when you put it on your tongue. Sounds counter-intuitive but they do go down easier that way. I don't take my vitamins either!

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    1. Thanks for your tip! It does sound counter intuitive but I'm going to try it anyway :) Thanks for reading my blog and commenting.

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  3. I wish I could get nutrition from food but who is this junk food junkie kidding. When I'm too tired to cook (and that's always) those 10 for $1.49 chicken nuggets make it easy to give in. I know, I know - they're horrible for you but meh, I guess you can call me cheap and easy LOL. I do love those gummy vitamins.

    What the what! People actually pay for your used pill bottles? Sadly between all the prescriptions my beau and I have, we probably could amass quite a pile. But I think our local SPCA is requesting them too so I'll probably donate them. Thanks for making us all aware that there is a need and we can resell, recycle, or repurpose.

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  4. I love those gummy vitamins too!

    Glad to hear you donate the pill bottles. So much better than throwing them out hey?

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  5. Two things I'm terrible at. Remembering to take vitamins (so I don't bother) and watering my plants (hubby is my backup). My daughter had trouble taking her antibiotics after having oral surgery. She found a solution online that said to drink from a bottle of water instead of a glass. I guess you position your mouth differently when drinking from a bottle as opposed to a glass. It worked for her.

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  6. Those antibiotics are big too aren't they. Glad she found a way to get them down.

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  7. Great idea about feeding your plants with the vitamins. I'm horrible at taking any kind of oral meds.

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