There are so many areas in the home where excessive waste occurs. Join me in experimenting with ways to reduce household waste, while also saving money and the environment!
I know, I know! This post is a little late, but here is what I did this year for Mother’s Day. Instead of spending $2.99-$6.00 EACH on Mother’s Day cards for four women, I decided to take out some old crafting paper and my watercolors and get to work! In the midst of dissertation writing … Continue reading Waste-Conscious Mother’s Day Card
Unfortunately our entire condo is carpeted, and with dogs things can get pretty STANKY if we don’t keep on top of the vacuuming. I used to love purchasing seasonally scented “carpet dust” to keep our carpets fresh. BUT, because carpet dust comes in plastic containers, each costing around $2-4 and filled with extra chemicals, I … Continue reading Waste-Free Carpet Dust/Deodorizer
Here is another EASY way to reduce your waste AND reduce harmful toxins entering your body. I’m absolutely horrible when it comes to replacing things like cooking utensils and pots & pans. I know its BAD to continue using utensils once pieces of your plastic cookware starts melting and flaking off into your food. I also know its BAD … Continue reading Bamboo Love, or Wooden Kitchen Utensils
Our two-year old Catahoula Leopard mix has annoying (and seemingly random) bouts of urinary incontinence (bleck!). We simply cannot figure out what’s causing it or why he has it, but it mostly happens in our hallway (pictured below). I think it may be tied to excitement (when we’re leaving on a trip, in this case), or … Continue reading The Magic Continues: Baking Soda and Pet Accidents (Carpet Stains)
I must admit– I have been skeptical of homemade cleaning products since jump. To be completely honest– I love my chemical shit-storm-smell-good-pretty-bottle promises that I use to clean with (only on occasion, because I’m lazy). So never in a million years did I imagine writing anything, let alone a public blog post, on the magical … Continue reading Baking Soda Magic
So as I mentioned before I get pretty excited about in-home recycling and upcycling of product packaging. Specifically, I want to highlight the many possibilities for used jars and plastic ware. The ultimate goal of course is to either transition away from products with packaging or bring your own packaging to purchase the products that … Continue reading Because… Jars
No more bulky reusable grocery bags!
Happy Friday Folks! This post is going to be short and sweet, because I’m working on a longer composting post I hope to share tomorrow or sometime this weekend. Today I got rid of (recycled) several plastic lunch meat containers we had upcycled as tupperware for our lunches, and replaced them with these beauties! Also, … Continue reading Some fun additions…
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