The Weekly Savor

To continue our savoring of the environment…

Bathroom mirror – Instead of using single-use paper towels or chemically wipes to clean my bathroom mirror, I keep a sponge behind the faucet and I use that, followed by a dry washcloth dedicated to the purpose, to wipe the mirror. This sponge is only used for the mirror, so it lasts a long time. P.S. you can microwave a wet sponge for about 2 minutes to disinfect it and make it last longer.

Saturday shopping – Don’t forget to bring your reusable water bottle, coffee/tea mug, and maybe a little snack pack when you go shopping. This will reduce your impact and keep you close to home, even while you’re away. Bringing a snack from home can cut down on the urge to grab a snickers in the checkout line … remember, we have a fruit strip or pretzels in the car…

Keep those tires inflated – It’s true, proper tire pressure saves gas. I did a little experiment with my car. (totally inefficient, but I’m curious) My car normally gets around 36 mpg. Last fall, the dashboard light told me that I needed to check my tire pressure. I ignored it for a full tank of gas. I averaged around 32 mpg during that time. I promptly filled the tires and was back to my usual efficiency. So, keep those tires inflated. When the temperature changes drastically, the tire pressure can change… keep an eye on those tires in the spring and fall. Care2 agrees.

Just don’t buy sandwich baggies – If you don’t have them, you’ll have to find another container, perhaps a reusable container, and it will be easier to make the switch. We haven’t bought sandwich baggies for years. Instead, we use little Ziploc reusable/recyclable containers. They also help your sandwich or snacks from getting crushed in your purse. This mom highlights some other things you can use to replace your sandwich bags. One of these days, I’m going to try making my own bags!

Remember, saving the environment saves money. One huge bag of pretzels costs $1 and lasts for weeks – way better than single-serving snacks in the checkout line. Using reusable containers saves on the monthly purchase of more plastic bags. And, of course, we all like to save on gas.

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