In my mission to use fewer paper towels and generally waste less I have been checking out a lot of unpaper and zero waste paper towel options.
I decided to compile a list of the best unpaper towel options I have run across so far. Some of these I have tried. Some of these I haven’t tried yet, but I plan to when the unpaper towels that I am currently using wear out.
In my endless battle against bad smells, wherever they may be hiding, I decided to find a way to remove odors from my fridge by making my own homemade fridge deodorizer.
I've used baking soda from time to time to deodorize my fridge over the years, but have never been super impressed with it. At best it seemed to make my fridge only slightly less smelly and never had as much of an impact as I was hoping for in the fight against odor.
We don't have a super smelly fridge, but sometimes some especially smelly leftovers will find their way into the fridge. And sometimes they get forgotten. And their odors mingle with other forgotten leftovers to product a cocktail of smells so off-putting I will decide going hungry is the far better option than braving my refrigerator.
For that reason, and just generally wanting not to be gross, I decided to try to find a better odor buster for my fridge.
A bottle brush is a kitchen tool that is usually a ways down most peoples wishlist. However, I have found that my wooden bottle brush has eased the pain (not actually painfully, doing the dishes just makes me dramatic) of doing the dishes especially when it comes to handwash only items.
I have been trying to do a much better job of buying zero waste products. The fact that this eco bottle brush is not just recyclable, but it's biodegradable and compostable make it a winner in my book!
There are a few different ways you can make a simple homemade all purpose cleaner. The biggest difference between them is what you choose as your primary cleaning ingredient. There are all sorts of All purpose cleaner recipes out there that use everything from Borax to castle soap. However I find that more often than not a simple vinegar and water solution is more than up to the task! It seems like there are almost endless uses for vinegar around the home. Here's how to use vinegar to make a handy dandy diy all purpose cleaner! This all purpose cleaner works great for tackling all sorts of jobs from kitchen cleaning, to bathrooms, and pet messes.
I decided to try and make my own homemade dishwasher detergent for a couple of reasons. The first of which is that old saying, “You are what you eat.” A lot of dishwasher soap is loaded with chemicals I don't think anyone would willingly want to eat. I don't like the idea of little bits of chemicals being left on my dishes for me too eat. So with that kind of gross thought in mind I decided it was time for me to try and make my own dishwasher detergent.
With all of that being said, here's how to make homemade dishwasher detergent: