Saturday, March 13, 2010

Going Green, Naturally!

Exchange Bottled Water for Tap:

Instead of buying bottled water, use tap water for drinking and cooking. If you don't like the taste of tap water or you live in an area of unsafe water, you can either boil it or purchase or make a water filter. Not only do you avoid the chances of BPA exposure, save money and you help the environment by having less waste product. Most plastic bottles are recycleable but recycling uses more energy than not having the need.

Exchange Paper Towels for Rags:

Paper towels and rags do the same thing, right? They both clean up messes, soak up spills, and wipe messy faces. Constantly buying paper towels costs more that using rags and washing them. We have to do laundry anyways, what is another couple rags, right. Besides the cost, paper towels add waste. They come in plastic wrapping, each paper towel gets trashed and the cardboard center. Did you ever wonder why there is a cardboard center? What a waste! There would be 2" more paper towels without it.

Exchange Chemical Cleaners for Homemade:

Most of us have baking soda, white vinegar, club soda, salt, lemon juice, olive oil, and spices. Thats pretty much all you need for all your cleaning needs. The Tree Hugging Family has a list of 25 safe, non-toxic homemade cleaners. Whatever you need to clean, can be done with homemade products. This will save you lots of money as well as make your home and family cleaner, healthier and happier over all. Chemicals tend to cause increased allergies, in some cases cancers, and skin issues. Why not avoid those things if you can?

Do you have another simple way to go green in the kitchen? Please post it here and share with all of us!


Sarah Lynne said...

Happy Saturday!! I am a New Friday Follower!!


Cher said...

We use more rags now that I keep them in front of the paper towel holder.

Stopping by to say Hi and Happy Follow Friday! Now following you!

I have a whole bunch of giveaways going on if you wanted to check them out!

SafeHomeHappyMom said...

Hi, I am your latest follower from Friday Follow (on a saturday). Please stop by my blog at and follow us as well.

Have a lovely weekend

Anonymous said...

I've also exchanged water bottles for the refrigerator purified water. Still using paper towels though.

Also, thanks for linking up with Friday Follow and so glad you joined in this week! I am now your blog follower. See you again this Friday.

~ Lynn

Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts said...

Great ideas! I am following you back!

Kelly's Lucky You said...

One more late-comer from Friday Follow-
(I know it's Sunday but I'm catching up!)

I am still using paper towels *shame* and commercial cleaners, but we do use tap water for everything.

Nice to meet you, I hope you'll follow me back.


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