Housekeeping

Food Less Plastic: DIY Reusable Food Wrap

Food Less Plastic: DIY Reusable Food Wrap

Yes, you can live without clingfilm and plastic wrap! Make your own reusable fabric and beeswax food wrap.  Did you know that you can replace plastic wrap and clingfilm (or whatever you call it) with fabric impregnated with beeswax? It’s true. Inspired by posts at left-handed scissors and bcliving, I decided to give it a […]

DIY All-Purpose Cleaner from Orange Peels & Vinegar

DIY All-Purpose Cleaner from Orange Peels & Vinegar

or What To Do With All Those Winter Holiday Season Orange Peels Do you spin your dreidel for satsumas? Do tangerines join the other bounty of your Kwanzaa Mazao? Does Santa sneak an orange into the toe of your stocking? Are clementines part of your Festivus celebration? Whatever your winter holiday(s) of choice, it’s likely that you’ve got a […]

The Beauty of Compost

The Beauty of Compost

I used to put my compost into a steel canister with a lid that I kept to the right of my dish soap by my kitchen sink. But as we started to grow the majority of the produce we eat, our food waste went way up – All those bean stems, strawberry hulls, eggshells, and […]

DIY Pot Scrubber

DIY Pot Scrubber

Upcycle Your Plastic Produce Netting new life for plastic net bags I’ve been working on a new venture called Cora with some amazing people, and here’s one of our offerings. The app we’re working on will connect us ith all sorts of ways to give new life to our stuff, including DIY ideas. This is […]

DIY Laundry Powder Less Plastic

DIY Laundry Powder Less Plastic

I don’t always wash my clothes, but when I do, I like to use my own DIY Laundry Powder Less Plastic. Given the recent research identifying synthetic lint particles as a component of marine micro-plastic debris, I’m being even more careful to wash our clothing with synthetic content only if it’s truly dirty, beyond what […]

Update: DIY Dishwashing Powder

I’ve tinkered with my DIY Dishwashing Detergent a bit.  My first few dishwasher loads were lovely, but then something happened and my glasses started to come out with a dusty white film. I’m all for life less plastic, but I want clear glasses, too. What to do, what to do. Reducing the amount of dishwashing […]

Lunch Less Plastic

Lunch Less Plastic

Until last year, we had hot lunches to go with our homeschool days. You know, I’d lock the girls in a closet to prevent them from socializing while I cooked up something tasty. Kidding. Just a little homeschool joke there. Actually, we were frequently so busy out of our home, socializing with the entire community, […]