Mean Green Organizing Machine

Making the decision to live a ‘greener’ life you have to constantly consider your carbon footprint with every project. From where you’ll buy your produce to what kind of car you’re going to buy and even how to style your home, it’s a big commitment claiming to ‘live green’. That being said, I’d like to offer a few tips on how to clean and organize your home while keeping up with your inner GREEN.

Let’s talk about one of the hardest working appliances in your home, your refrigerator. Take a look on the top of your frig. Along with a dust bunny hideaway it has probably become home to things like cereal boxes, cases of soda, or tubs or tupperware. Time to post an eviction notice! Pile ups can actually prevent heat from venting properly and will actually cause broom closeupyour refrigerator to use more energy. It’s also important to keep the back coils and bottom grill clear of dust and food particles to help reduce unnecessary energy usage.

Moving onto the bathroom. There is nothing more frustrating than getting to the end of the bar of soap and submitting to the decision to just buy a new bar instead of struggle to get any kind of lather out of unbelievably small pieces. You know you could manage a half a dozen more showers but it’s nearly impossible to handle such tiny pieces of soap. Next time, stuff those tiny pieces into your loofa. A little water and a a good scrub and you’ll get enough suds to make those small pieces last.

Finally, avoid buying expensive dusters and instead, cover broom bristles with an old pair of nylons. They are the perfect  material to trap dust and dirt, without just pushing things around like brooms often do. And the long handle on the broom makes it a breeze to get those cobwebs in the top corner of a room.

What are some other pieces of green advice you’d give to make your everyday living good for the environment?




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