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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Living Green, One Tip at a Time - (a weekly feature)

Living Green, One Tip at a Time -

# 2 - Wear it or use it more than once -

OK...I'm not talking about your underwear and socks, but there are many items of clothing we just automatically remove and toss in the laundry.  (Personally, I wish I could wear my jeans for a couple weeks before I had to wash them!!)  And what about those big fluffy bath towels....hang them on a hook...they don't need to be tossed after every use.



Monica

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18 Comments:

At February 26, 2011 at 12:39 AM , Blogger Veronica Lee said...

Hi! I'm a new follower of your awesome blog.
Have a nice day!

 
At February 26, 2011 at 1:02 AM , Blogger Valerie said...

I'll admit I channel my grandmother by reusing ziplock bags. Seriously - they are hard to come by in Italy and you learn to reuse a lot of things in a tiny Tuscan apartment. I've brought many of these habits back and forth to the states with me, to include not using the clothes dryer as much - and in the summer hardly at all. Look forward to more tips!

 
At February 26, 2011 at 1:06 AM , Blogger aSpoonfulOsugar said...

New follower... coming to you from twitter...I agree about towels...it drives me nuts to have to wash as many towels as I do for just 2 adults and 2 toddlers.

Would love a follow back at http://www.aspoonfulosugr.blogspot.com

thanks,
Samanthq

 
At February 26, 2011 at 1:40 AM , Blogger Red Nomad OZ said...

Hey, great advice! Is 'handwashing' a dirty word?? It's WAAAY more energy efficient to wash a few items by hand ... but I guess it's easy downunder here in OZ during summer! But we also hang washing on a rack in front of the combustion heater in winter - overnight they're dry without any extra energy use!

 
At February 26, 2011 at 1:49 AM , Blogger Joan said...

Hey There Monica!
Thanks for following me. I'm following you back!! Have a super wonderful weekend.
Joan

 
At February 26, 2011 at 5:11 AM , Blogger Nancy StylenDecorDeals.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for following! Following you back! Great site!

 
At February 26, 2011 at 6:30 AM , Blogger Rumtruffle said...

Hi Monica,
Thanks for popping by, I am following you now too, have a lovely week
Helen xx

 
At February 26, 2011 at 7:28 AM , Blogger AlleluiaLu said...

Thanks for visiting my blog on the Over 40 Tour. I'm following you back. Since my youngest daughter went to college, I've been laundering towels once every other week because my DH and I reuse ours. I also wear my jeans at least 3 days before throwing them in the wash. I used to do one load of laundry a day, 6 days a week, but now I only have 2 maybe 3 loads a week. Amazing what a teenage girl can generate!

 
At February 26, 2011 at 9:38 AM , Blogger Oak Lawn Lady said...

Since getting a super jump in our hydro bill, along with the rest of our area, we decided to hang laundry in our basement to dry overnight. It provides extra moisture, cutting down on the use of the humidifier...and..it saves energy!!!
Since there's now only 2 of us it seems to make sense.
Oh yeh, we're shoveling show by hand this year too.....but that ain't gonna happen next year!!! lol

 
At February 26, 2011 at 9:39 AM , Blogger Monica said...

I love your blog. I chose you for The Stylish Blogger Award.
http://giftsbyamotherstouch.blogspot.com/2011/02/i-won-i-won_25.html

 
At February 26, 2011 at 11:02 AM , Blogger I Try Stuff On said...

Thanks for following my blog, I am now following you as well!

http://itrystuffon.blogspot.com

 
At February 26, 2011 at 11:21 AM , Blogger Kara said...

Hi Monica, I wanted to thank you for leaving such a nice message on my blog, Scattered Joy, and to return the favour by visiting your site. I'm a huge tree-hugger, so I love that you post Green tips.

Your newest follower.

 
At February 26, 2011 at 2:25 PM , Blogger Denise G said...

I totally agree about the towels! I just put them on a hook to dry as well. Unless they are soiled of course. But that is not very likely since I just got out of the shower :)

 
At February 26, 2011 at 6:02 PM , Blogger Patti Hanan said...

I am a tree hugger, too, and I agree that towels and outer clothes can be used several times between washings. We also hang out things to dry. We need to treat the Earth with care. Thank you for your green tips.

 
At February 26, 2011 at 11:23 PM , Blogger 21st Century Housewife© said...

Great tips - if we all take little steps towards being green it will make a big difference! Thank you for following me on Twitter. Hope you will visit my blog at http://www.21stcenturyhousewife.com .

 
At February 27, 2011 at 10:57 AM , Blogger Nick Thomas said...

Oh, you're supposed to wash jeans before a couple of weeks have passed? Oops.

 
At February 27, 2011 at 12:01 PM , Blogger Jana said...

Great blog. I am following from the Blog Entourage Hop. I wanted to follow you on twitter too but I can't get on twitter this morning. I will check back. Thanks for offering such interesting insightful information. I love meeting new bloggy friends! Jana www.adoctorandanurse.com

 
At March 17, 2011 at 5:32 PM , Blogger Gabby said...

Hi, Monica, I wear my jeans as many times as I can before I have to wash them, lol. Great tip to pass on! And thanks for the comment on my blog...following you back! :)

Gabby
The Late, Young Family

 

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