Last week I gave up Swiffer dusters. That was a big step for me. I LOVED my Swiffers. I had several handles (the kids love to help dust)and a box of Swiffer refills was always on the Costco list. I decided to go Swiffer-less for two reasons. A)We are creating less garbage. B)A one time purchase of a micro-fiber duster is a lot less expensive. Small changes, right?
That brought me to my next small change. We now use cloth napkins instead of paper. We’ll keep paper napkins on hand for things like school lunches. Right now my kids think the cloth napkins are pretty fancy. I just hope I can keep up on the laundry so this small change will be a keeper.
One more small change is real plates instead of paper. Usually when I’m feeding a boat load of kids, I’ll break out my paper products from Costco. Paper is quick and easy, but real plates mean less in the garbage and less out of my pocket. (By the way, this picture looks like I’m feeding my kids a ton of processed brownish orange food, but there really are fresh peaches and carrot sticks on their plates too.)
What small changes have you made recently?