Now that the new year is here it's time to really start living my journey towards being more natural... Our family will be embarking on the Maker's Diet again in a couple of days, in effort to get BACK to where we've been before! Definitely a journey, but we keep working on it.
So besides eating better, what else is there? Well, besides eating a more natural, organic, whole food type diet, you could look at your home and see what needs improving there.
We already use cloth napkins and don't ever buy paper towels. We have kitchen towels designated for spills (typical paper towel use) and then towels for drying off counters, hands, or plates and such. I have a huge stack of washcloths for cleaning dishes or countertops and another stack of washcloths that are used when we use our cleaning spray. Speaking of which, I don't even own Windex- I make my own spray using water, natural dish soap, washing soda, and essential oils. So far, those are excellent changes!
But what's been weighing on me as been how much plastic we're using. Two areas grabbed my attention when I surveyed my kitchen.
- storage containers
- flour and sugar containers
I'm still working on transitioning from the plastic storage containers.... Seriously, they creep me out and I HATE using them, but I'm having trouble finding alternatives. Especially alternatives that don't break the bank. I need something that's reliable for saving leftovers!!! Green suggestions???
A couple other goals that I have are:
- My kids love straws, but I hate using the plastic ones. Not only are they plastic, but they are WASTEFUL! Definitely not green. My goal is to get some glass straws and/or stainless steel. I'll keep you posted on what I decide.
- Replacing my microwave with a toaster oven. MUCH better for you! I will probably be replacing it in the next week! Super excited!