When you start living alone and have a financially independent life, there are some things that you begin to realise.
Groceries are expensive.
Electricity does not magically appear in your house. You have to pay for it.
Your parents were right – paise pedh pe nahi ughte.
It is then that you start getting very good at reusing, recycling, and repurposing things around the house. Daaru ke bottles become planters. Cookie boxes become storage boxes, plastic packets become gloves while cleaning, and your old clothes come handy while dusting the house.
Then another realisation dawns upon you – you have become your mother. *shivers*
Hilariously, one guy from Bangalore (@HaramiParindey) took to Twitter to share his wife’s tricks for sustainable living. Kids might make fun of this, but real adults will hail the woman as a genius.
Turning cocktail mixer bottles into planters. Genius.
Turning takeout containers into cosmetic holders. Genius.
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Using cookie boxes to store lipsticks. Again, genius.
My wife and her sustainable living. pic.twitter.com/jSNRkQXJEo
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) August 4, 2022
The wife received immense appreciation online because are you even middle-class if you don’t do such things?
ameer kare to suistanable living, hum kareto kanjoos yeah kya baat hui😂
— Puru (@puru69) August 4, 2022
Ye to same meri mummy bhi kar rahi hai except the plant thing
— AnuragKetchup (@anuragkechup) August 4, 2022
Genius, resourceful, practical, smart 😁
— I am Modi 🇮🇳 (@101DSV) August 4, 2022
You’re doing Indian middle class wrong if you just “Fenk dete hain” every dabba & baatli
— AbhiNow (@fawked) August 4, 2022
For Indian housewifes any type of container item is an organizer. Inke saamne yeh 5 minutes crafts ke life hacks sab fail hai
— Why not? (@yogesh_m_) August 4, 2022
Saving the planet… one container at a time 👏🏻
— Arpita (@Arrpita) August 4, 2022
People call it sustainable living. We call it paise bachaana.