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« Reply #440 on: February 01, 2008 07:18:31 PM »

Thanks Lady4Feet. I've kinda made a new year's resolution to walk the talk. Meaning do more eco stuff than last year. I've been using my own automatic dishwashing soap, hung my clothes up to dry, recycle my plastic and glass, and generally tried the reuse, recycle, reduce, and refuse. I've tried to reuse and recycle stuff in my crafting more. I've also been buying more stuff from thrift shops. Lately I've gotten some great yarn that I'm making some kid's sweaters from that was discarded and I found a few cool used crochet pattern books. It may be baby steps but I'm trying harder to walk the talk!
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« Reply #441 on: February 01, 2008 07:32:12 PM »

RecycleCindy, for your automatic dishwashing soap--do you mean dishwasher soap?  How does it work?  And do you have a recipe? I don't remember seeing one on this threat already, and that would be great.  Smiley
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« Reply #442 on: February 01, 2008 08:18:37 PM »

Cute purses recyclecindy.

Welcome Dragon*Fly good luck on all your switch overs.

I was wondering if anyone else made some eco friendly resolutions? I was going to cut back severly on paper towels but instead it seems I'm using more. We got a new puppy so we've been cleanin up A LOT of accidents. When it warms up I want to dry my clothes outside. That's all I've come up with to do new this year.
I have a friend that has went totally no papertowels in her house & she has 2cats & 2dogs. She keeps 2 baskets in the kitchen, her house is country so she uses old apple baskets. Anyways when she goes to the thrift store she gets old linen napkins & has one basket for clean & one for dirty. I've started it with old clothes. I don't use them with food items but they are great for spills.
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« Reply #443 on: February 01, 2008 10:12:52 PM »

RecycleCindy, for your automatic dishwashing soap--do you mean dishwasher soap?  How does it work?  And do you have a recipe? I don't remember seeing one on this threat already, and that would be great.  Smiley

Yes, in my automatic dishwasher I've been using this recipe http://cleaningrecipes.blogspot.com/2007/07/homemade-dishwasher-detergent.html. There are also some other great homemade cleaning ideas at this site http://cleaningrecipes.blogspot.com
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« Reply #444 on: February 02, 2008 04:07:39 PM »

I still have lots of plastic bags,but at least I'm not bringing more home-well,almost never.Bought cloth grocery bags.Work quit recycling;I've been bringing home  cans & bottles I use to recycle at home.Used crumpled up xmas wrap as padding in a package.Tupperware for lunches,not sandwich bags.I still use paper towels,but not nearly as much-I've got a stash of rags under the sink I'm trying to use instead.Definiteley doing the reduce/reuse in crafting.Going to Goodwill/other resale shops first for clothes and crafting items.I ended up with so much yarn for my daughter I bought her the one skein wonders book to help her use it! Joined freecycle.
I still haven't done all the things I've been meaning to do,like making my own cleaning supplies.I'm trying to cut down on plastic as much as I can this year.
This thread has so many good ideas-it's been so helpful.
Hmmm,wonder if I could get DD to knit up the plastic bags? Grin I still want to try weaving them someday.
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« Reply #445 on: February 02, 2008 04:58:25 PM »

I just made this little bag to carry lunch in. It wraps around a tuperware style storage container.

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« Reply #446 on: February 02, 2008 05:12:37 PM »

motleycruiser, that bag is great!  I would love to carry around a tupperware thing in one of those--not that I really go anywhere!  Cheesy  Nice job!
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« Reply #447 on: February 05, 2008 01:03:07 AM »

So I found this website that offers free ebook downloads:

this one is called 101 ways to help planet earth... got some good tips in there ecofriendly-wise that I hadn't thought about.

http://www.mypowermall.com/media/109631/4
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« Reply #448 on: February 05, 2008 05:08:34 AM »

I've made a couple of these magnets.You take the rim off the top of a can of nuts-sometimes a can opener works,sometimes I just take a knife to the cardboard below the rim.The layers are-the plastic lid,fancy gift wrap,cut out picture of Inuyasha from an ad,clear plastic saved from packaging,then the metal rim.The braided cord is a handle from a gift bag.I glued an odd earring from my broken jewelry stash at the join,and an advertising magnet on the back.
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ooh, very fancy!
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