Tuesday, May 6, 2008

My Laundry Challenge

Courtney and I started this blog in part to continue to challenge ourselves. I was thinking that challenge meant taking steps to living more green, not exploring areas of my life where I am weak (such as lawn care and laundry)! Courtney may love laundry day, but in my family every day is laundry day and those plastic baskets are a permanent and unwelcome part of our home decor! I am hoping that this month's challenge, like the lawn topic,  will get me fired up about a topic that I normally try not to spend a lot of mental energy on. I plan on sharing some of the changes that I have made over the years to becoming a more green laundress, but I thought I'd start this month by laying out my personal challenge for how I can improve a bit more. 

1. hang out more laundry outside in the summer
2. rig up an indoor line in my new laundry room/closet
3. find the best eco-friendly laundry detergent/soap and where we can get it locally
4. do some research into Natural dry cleaning methods
5. find out what is really in my OxyClean and research eco-friendly stain removers

1 comment:

Heidi said...

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