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Monday, February 01, 2010

One Small Change for FEB

In case you didn't read my January post... "One Small Change" is hosted by Hip Mountain Mama.

January: Remember my reusable grocery bags. I did ok. Could have done better. One day when we forget them in the car, Tate and I just put everything in the cart loose, wheeled it out to car, and packed the bag there. He is in the habit of saying "No bag", which is pretty cute coming out of a 4 year old mouth. Also found a cool site:
I'm going to have to order something like this, since Tate had his first packed lunch at school, and ended up eating NOTHING since he couldn't get his rubbermaid containers open on his own. I was forced to use ziplocs today and that is just not going to work in the long term.

February: I started this already in January after being inspired by my son telling me all about "Eco-week" at school. We don't turn on the lights after school unless absolutely necessary (about the time it is time to prepare dinner). This required candles for a few weeks, but now we are seeing more sunlight!!!


Ok-I have tried pre-prepared eco cleaners in the past. I couldn't seem to like them as much as I love my Comet.
I love Comet. The smell. The color.

However, I saw a tutorial on cleaning a stainless steel sink on youtube and the woman mentioned baking soda and vinegar. So I gave Tate a measuring cup of each and thought to myself "Volcano Time!"
OK the STUFF WORKS!!!! It works better than Comet, dare I say. The abrasiveness of the baking soda with the extra power of the vinegar....I can't believe it, but it works wonderfully. Also, it is really fun for entertaining a kid, which was the whole point of me trying it.


Hip Mountain Mama said...

Baking soda and vinegar are the best! I am so glad your changes are going well so far!

Marja said...

Awww no one at school thought to help him open his tupperware?!?

I remember seeing the baking soda and vinegar thing on that tv show "How Clean is your House?" They have loads of natural cleaning things you can make at home!

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Great job of teaching your son to avoid the plastic bags.

And I'm sure he'll love the food sacks. So much easier for little ones to use.

flora said...

What a great tip! I'll have to try this out too!