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Reducing our Footprint

Dryer lint and other things that I want to talk about.

Today I emptied my dryer lint jar into our compost. It was mostly dryer lint with a few pieces of paper and tea bags. Other than special days like today (ha ha) the jar lives on the dryer waiting to be refilled. It may not seem like something worth mentioning but every little bit we can do makes a difference.

Maybe it’s like remembering to recycle all your tp rolls or eating your leftovers. Those things don’t really seem that significant done once but done over and over again the impact starts adding up.

As we become less cluttering in our home, little chores like these have become easier. Life has been getting easier. I can’t wait until we are mostly clutter free.

Our house is looking pretty good. We had company over for dinner on Wednesday night. I got home from work, got dressed, tidied up and started greeting guests in less than 30 minutes. It was pretty painless. We served all the guests with real cutlery, plates and glasses. One of our guests asked for a napkin and I had to root down a cloth one from the closet!

Today I am finishing up another week-long cleanse. It has saved me from eating too crazy at a Cinco Da Mayo BBQ and a bunch of other bad eating opportunities. Hopefully I have detoxed from too many potato chips and glasses of wine. For now.

I did an earlier post about our 10% renewable natural gas from Teresan Gas. I wanted to mention that we will be getting Air Miles for it. That makes my husband happy!

For all the mothers reading this post, Happy Mother’s Day. I hope you get a great zero-waste Mother’s Day gift. A massage, a pedicure, a facial, a round of golf or a big hug are just some of the many gifts that can be given that don’t come gift wrapped.

Do you have any great ideas for zero-waste Mother’s Day gifts?

~Stephanie

β€œThe moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” – Henry Miller

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About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.

Discussion

9 thoughts on “Dryer lint and other things that I want to talk about.

  1. I hope you have a wonderful waste free day. How about a donation of a birthing kit for developing counties? Totally waste free.

    Posted by subtlekate | May 12, 2012, 2:38 am
  2. Can you really compost your dryer lint? I had no idea. That will be great to add to our compost pile.

    Posted by sonrie | May 12, 2012, 5:28 am
  3. I used to compost my dryer lint also, for a few years I couldn’t compost where I lived, and just started again. I forgot all about the dryer lint, thanks for reminding me. Have a great Mother’s Day, I will be spending my day with my son and his wife and children. My son’s gift to his wife and me is to make the dinner himself. It’s a wonderful present one I prefer much more than material gifts.

    Posted by livingsimplyfree | May 12, 2012, 2:14 pm

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