Have I mentioned how much I love being home? Seriously, going back to work is going to SUCK.
Anyways, I try to be as green as possible. I know that there's more I can do, but baby steps! Here's how I green clean our home.
1. I bring my own grocery bags to the store. I started this when I lived in Europe and it's great! Did you know that you have to pay if you use their plastic bags over there? Some cities in the US make you pay for bags too. Want to make a great produce bag, check out this tutorial!
2. We recycle. It seems like a small thing, but they make it very inconvenient. We don't have recycling at our apt., so we have to load up the car every week and take it to a central area. I really hope that they actually recycle things from there and don't just take those bins to the dump...
3. We use biodegradable trash bags. They aren't as sturdy as regular trash bags and don't have handy ties, but they do the job just fine. How is the trash supposed to break down if it's encased in plastic? And guess how long that trash bag is going to be around. We've been using these for 4ish years and have only had a handful of bags break. I've recently tried a new kind, that do have ties, and I think we'll continue to use these instead. Pride also make biodegradable sandwich bags!!
4. This is my newest endeavor! I'm trying to get rid of the harsh chemical cleaners. I bought this book last year and have slowly been implementing some of the cleaning methods. One suggestion is to buy vinegar and baking soda in "industrial quantities." Hello Costco! Over a gallon of vinegar and 13.5 lbs of baking soda. There is so much that you can do with these two items! Don't have the book? Check out this list of cleaners.
5. How to recycle small cotton fabric scraps? I've seen a cute little "cage" to put them in so that birds can use them for nests. There must be something better though! I need your ideas!
Do you do green?