Each Friday I like to feature something that makes my life easier. This week I'm really grateful we started using paper plates. It seems like a wasteful thing to use paper plates instead of our regular plates, however, it saves us so much space and time when it comes to cleaning (since we don't have a dishwasher and a small countertop and sink). I try to recycle the plates when I can, since we don't have composting at our apartment, so it helps me not feel so guilty. I have to admit, when dinner is done and I go to recycle the plate instead of piling it in the sink to be handwashed later, a smile comes to my face. It's a little bit of freedom.