I try really hard to not be wasteful. I bought dishcloths to use in my kitchen instead of relying on paper towels…and I use them. I could probably use a hamper of sorts in the kitchen though so I use the dishcloths on greasy messes instead of grabbing the towels. sigh
I can brag that I’m very good about using my cloth grocery bags. I started collecting my bags a few years ago and have slowly worked my way up to 10 bags. And I remember to use them…even though it annoys one of the baggers at my grocery store because not all of my bags stand up on their own. I’m not concerned. I should keep my bags in the car though so I can use them at more than just my grocery store…I know Wallyworld & Tspot won’t mind. ;)
I recycle. We have a bin in the kitchen to put stuff that we can recycle. Dh carries it to work because while we have curbside recycling, neither of us can remember which trash days are recycle days. But we are recycling. We both ponder why we can’t recycle more.
Darly does her part too…she is constantly reusing stuff. Of course it’s annoying to me that she takes something that is destined for the trash, turns it into something that doesn’t look too much different than it did before and she saves it because it’s now art. Oh well.
I'd like to do more - as I'm sure all of us would.
Mom Central has teamed up with Clorox and GreenWorks to promote a healthy cleaning lifestyle. Check out the website!
They have daily tips on how to be a little bit greener. The tips can be delivered directly to your inbox every morning if you choose. I just signed up today for my tips, so I’ll have to keep you posted.
There are videos - they are following 3 women for 30 days as they try to green up their homes and their lives. The women are average every day people. The videos are real. I enjoyed watching them and I think you will, too!
I don't like harsh chemicals or the residue that some of them leave behind. DH hates the smell of harsh chemicals. The new Greenworks cleaners are terrific. I tried the all purpose cleaner. It smells so great and is as good as any of the others I've used, and it's natural! My stain prone kitchen counter tops have never looked better!
All of the GreenWorks products were developed using natural biodegradable ingredients that are free from petrochemicals. They were blind tested against the leading conventional cleaners. They clean as well or better - I'm not surprised!
I’m going to have to try out some of the other products too. DH will be thrilled to watch me cleaning.
Maybe I can be greener 30 days from now, too!