The first was easy….. get rid of as much plastic as possible. It’s an on-going battle but it’s well underway. Except in my Study closet….. I admit my craft supplies are all in plastic bins. I would hang my head in shame, but I need order in my craft closet and this was the best and most economical way for now!
Anyway, second thing was….. paper towels. We used a lot of them, I mean, we used a couple of trees a week. It was starting to keep me up at night.
Every challenge has a solution and this was no different. Off to my local WalMart where I stocked up on the 18 for $4 wash clothes. Rolled and placed in my tiered basket beside my sink, they are super convenient for anytime I find myself reaching for a paper towel. They get used and tossed right in the laundry room to dry and then hit the next load of wash.
Again, I won’t lie to you. We still have paper towels. I don’t live alone…… and men are much harder to wean from the convenience. I figure though, I don’t buy them and I don’t use them. One out of three consumers in a household is much better!
I love my little white pot; it holds my dishwasher tablets. The little fingertip towel holder is perfect for my dishcloth. The oil bottle is my soap dispenser; with the drizzle stopper it’s cut down tremendously on the dish liquid wastage too.
Small steps, but they make me so happy!