Each day I feel like I don’t do enough.
So I just ordered a neat-o drying rack for clothes. We have a VERY small laundry room, which is also a half bath. There will be limited space to do this, so I also ordered a regular clothesline that I’ll have D put on the wall above the washer and dryer to hang a few more things (probably little things like the girls’ clothes). No, I won’t dry everything on the rack/line, but every little bit helps, and the less I have to use my dryer (especially in the heat of summer), the better.
I’ve thought about drying clothes outside, but you have to consider things like bird droppings, squirrels, bunnies, etc. It might end up defeating the purpose and result in having to buy more clothes to replace whatever gets ruined outdoors. Who knows. I may try it and see.
The Epilepsy Foundation mailed us a card because next week they are driving through our neighborhood to pick up donations. We get cards like this very frequently from all sort of organizations, but I’ve never gotten one from EF and so it’s a good excuse to gather a load of stuff. I’ve got a lot of the girls’ old clothing and some baby toys in particular. So this is another way to be green/recycle—finding new uses for old things and not just putting stuff in the trash because we’re done with it. And it’s the perfect time to get some more organizing done around here.
We went shopping at Whole Foods this morning. I love that place, but I haven’t been lately (because it’s not nearby, which means the gas I use to get there obliterates whatever green shopping i’m doing that day, right?). Got some ground sirloin to make burgers tonight and some butternut squash to go with. No buns. Trying to lessen the carb load in preparation for Christy’s wedding. But I’m not so good at sticking with that program for long periods at a time….I have a terrible sweet tooth!