We are making an effort to lessen our trash output. Why? For starters, when you’re driving through your neighborhood and down your street, and you notice that you are the only ones who have both trash barrels out and packed to the brim? That’s a clue. We go through paper towels and napkins around here like most people go through, ahem, other things.
I do indeed believe that part of our job while we are here on this Big Beautiful Earth is to take care of it. It’s just that, with kids? Well, it takes some major effort and thought and planning. I admire those of you who are “green” to the extent that I know some of you are. And I’m hoping a little of your Greenery will rub off on me this coming year.
The one strategy I do have to cut down on the waste? I cut my sponges in half. The Nana taught me this. Those hand-sized green (or pink or purple, if you’re fan-cee like that) sponges are more often than not, too big for the task at hand. If you cut those suckers in half, you get a perfectly sized little sponge that still does all of the “spongey” type things you need it to, and gets into harder to reach places. Because it’s small like that.
But, that’s all I got, folks. I’ve tried making my own yogurt (epic fail). I even gave making my own laundry detergent a try. (Beyond Epic Fail and Sweetboy’s skin revolted in the most awful way!) I’m more interested in learning the little tips and tricks that y’all have actually used. With, you know, success.
I’m doing my part to save the Earth one mini-sponge at a time. Because, who knows? Maybe sponges will save the Earth? I jest. We all know that the return of Hostess will save the Earth, right?
In the meantime, can you help a girl out? What are your favorite Green Strategies for around the house?