going green?…
try going paper (towel) free

Paper Towel FreeLittle changes can lead to big impact. We’ve said it, and we live it. Going green isn’t an all or nothing decision; what works for one family may be totally impractical for another, and that’s OK. So we like to offer suggestions for easy steps that can be taken incrementally, at your own pace. You decide what works for you. Are you ready? This one’s a little radical.

Give up paper towels.

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mama keeps whites…
bright whites without the bleach

Laundry

Bleach, for years it has been the go-to solution for whitening laundry and disinfecting our homes. Chlorine bleach whitens our whites, keeps our drains clean and fresh and kills mold and mildew so fast it will make your head spin.

Wait… the spinning you feel is actually not a good thing. Bleach makes your head spin because it’s also a potent respiratory irritant. It’s toxic for the environment and for humans. But who wants gray towels and socks? And nobody wants a bacteria laden bathroom, or worse, kitchen! Fortunately, there are non-chlorine alternatives ranging from commercial to homemade, and they all work without creating a toxic mess.  Continue reading