Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Greening my cleaning
Remember a few days ago when I posted about how eating clean inspired me to live a greener lifestyle in general? I'm excited to report that I've really been working on this. I used my new mesh produce bags at the grocery store, have been toting my stainless steel water bottle everywhere, unearthed the biggest stash of cloth napkins I never knew existed in my house (38 and counting!) and just today purchased some sample-sized Dr. Bronner's soaps for use around the house. I have a metal mesh can in the kitchen for tossing used non-paper towels, I bought a washable cloth mophead for using on my existing Swiffer, and we're expecting a delivery of Charlie's laundry powder any day. It makes me feel good knowing I am creating less paper/packaging waste and also treating our environment--both my little house and the world at large--just a little more kindly. The fact that it's going to smell good in here rather than singeing our nose hairs with the scent of bleach and Tilex doesn't hurt, either.