All those nights of takeout come with plastic cutlery for your convenience. Whether they give you more than you need or you instantly opt for the real deal silverware, you might save the plastic kind for a rainy day. But you’ve likely procured quite the stack in your drawer, and if you’re not going through them, why keep them around? If your cutlery is disposable, toss in the recycling bin. Better yet, the next time your order in, tell the restaurant to hold the plastic forks and knives.
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Sometimes you forget your reusable shopping bags and end up with a few plastic and paper bags you ultimately stuff in drawers, under the sink, and alongside the trash bin to use for a rainy day. But the amount you use likely never catches up with the amount you bring home. Clear up some space in your kitchen by recycling them, or check with shelters and food pantries to see if they can be of use. Here’s how to de-clutter those cabinets for good.