Today’s post in honor of Earth Day comes from a long-time Delaware County resident and long-time reader of my blog, Coleen. She’s taught and inspired me as much as I’ve done so for us. We also have lots of fun comparing notes on her grandson and my youngest son who are about the same age. Take it away, Coleen!
In honor of Earth Week I thought I’d share some of the things we do that are earth friendly and frugal:
Use cloth napkins. I made ours from old table clothes, but you can find them at thrift stores and yard sales.
Use 100% made from recycled material toilet paper.
Use cloth wipes for my grandson. I made them out of flannel squares.
Use kitchen towels or rags in place of paper towels.
Reuse plastic baggies, except those used for meat or cheese.
Use cloth bags when shopping.
When we get to the bottom of liquid dish soap, shampoo or laundry soap, we add some water to get the last little bit out.
Use a plastic cup in the bathroom instead of paper cups.
We don’t have a dishwasher, so we only wash dishes once a day. In the summer we use the rinse water to water the garden.
We hang all of our laundry, outside or in the basement.
We mold our soap slivers to the new bar so we don’t waste any of it.
We shop at thrift stores, salvage grocery stores and yard sales.
Well these are a few of the things we do, what about you?