Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Fake Plastic Fish and Zero Waste Home, I now consciously try to use less single-use plastics, in this case cling wrap. When melting butter, etc., topping a bowl with a plate works just as well as cling wrap at keeping the microwave clean. Best part is no plastic in landfill here AND the plate is already paid for, so I'm not wasting money on some plastic that I'd use once then toss. Such a "low-hanging-fruit" style of waste reduction, why did it take me so long to do this? Oh, I know there are times when cling wrap is a must, but when I read that David Lebovitz washes and reuses his plastic cling wrap, I tried it. Guess what? Works like a charm!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Cute little video on Do the Green Thing's site, a reminder to use it all up...to the last drop, whatever "it" might be! Can't think on whose site someone commented about how she wasn't going to stress out over using the last of a bar of soap or whatever. To me, using every last drop or bit means MORE of my money going to me & mine & LESS of my money going to manufacturers. Besides, if you find it stressful to clean out a jar with a spatula or place a sliver of soap on a new bar 'til they meld, maybe you need to start meditating or do some other stress-reducing activity. Just sayin'. Anyway, check out this cute little video on http://www.dothegreenthing.com/content/all_of_me: All of Me.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
indoor clothes rods. Caveat: be careful on super windy days or your laundry will end up strewn on your lawn! Often, even when it's not threatening rain, I will go ahead and hang clothing on hangers, rather than on the line with clothespins. Saves time when bringing in the laundry and putting the clothes away.
Monday, October 25, 2010
This blog has always been just for me...never have told a soul about it. Yesterday, for some inexplicable reason, I decided to change the setting to "public." Just for curiosity's sake maybe. Anyway, I'll continue to post info that helps ME to become more a conscientious consumer. Time will tell if my ramblings appeal to anyone else who might stumble upon this site. Loved reading this article today...definitely gonna try the bathtub cleaner recipe: 1 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup castille soap, plus drops of lavender, optional. Check out Treehugger's 6 Frugal Tips!