Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hints and Tips I Learned Last Week


Last week I was researching some homemade cleaning product recipes and along the way I discovered some startling (to me)  ideas to save money and the planet at the same time!  Who knew?

For instance...Did you know white vinegar can be used as a fabric softener?  and a hair conditioner?  and as an ingredient in all purpose cleaners?  Yes,yes it can!
Okay, so now you are using vinegar to soften your clothes and those dryer sheets are just gathering dust in your laundry room.    Right away you notice that you are experiencing static electricity in your drying clothes.   Would you believe...a wadded up piece of aluminum foil tossed in the dryer with the wet clothes will get rid of the static!  I tested it...it works! 

Here's one more little tidbit for today...
Did you know those charcoal filters that are sold for kitty litter boxes work great to tame the smells in your kitchen wastebasket and your under-the-sink compost can?  Yep!  Just glue one to the lid and it will last around 90 days! 

My journey into green living, one little step at-a-time is going to be a real eye-opener, I can see that already!  I hope you'll come along and share your tidbits and ideas, too.  After all, it is almost Earth Day...isn't this almost like making New Year's Resolutions in January?  (giggle)  Except I aim to continue with my quest to be kinder to our planet.

What are you doing to green up your environment?

Big Green Hugs,
Pat


6 comments:

  1. Hi. I am your newest follower. I look forward to reading more! Hope to see you back at my blog sometimes.

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    1. Thanks for following and checking out my blog! I will hop on over to yours shortly & follow back!
      Huge green hugs,
      Pat @ Thrifty Frog Blog

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  2. Hi I am following and starting a blog I have giveaways lined up but do not know how to use the templates and move things around, yours looks good:) Can you check mine out as well, thanks!

    rocketgirl00.blogspot.ca

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    1. Rocket Girl - Thank you for following! I will hop on over to take a look at yours now! Hope to see more of you!
      Huge green hugs,
      Pat @ Thrifty Frog Blog

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  3. Hi Pat
    thanks so much for visiting my blog! got me to discover yours :-). I love all your ideas for going green and will come back often. Am following you too now.
    love
    jutta

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    1. Jutta - Thax for following! I hope you can use some of the tips I blog!
      Huge green hugs,
      Pat @ Thrifty Frog Blog

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