Some plastic items are very useful — or at the very least, they ought to be well cared-for so they can have a long service life. Which begs the question — how do you care for plastic when (very often) its very cheapness meant it wasn’t intended for long-term care? So, I’ll ask my scant… Continue reading Cleaning hard plastic surfaces?
I really, really, really like Charlie’s Soap. I had been been tipping out a small, but practical amount of the detergent — which I use for all my laundry — into a working tub. (Yes, plastic; I’m going to keep using it ’til it fails.) Well, I got down far enough in my bag to… Continue reading Plastic in Charlie’s Soap
Almost two months ago, I got a 1.2kg bag of Charlie’s Soap ($12), simply packaged in a brown paper bag, but dismissed the purchase with a “more about that later.” Now I’m ready to speak: I love it. Not just because it is packaged without plastic. (I could say that about my washing soda-borax-shaved soap… Continue reading Charlie’s Soap: very good
Back in September, Hubby and I vacationed in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Seeing a Fuller Brush shop at an outlet mall in Reading, I stopped to see what was offered. There, in addition to two brushes made mostly of plastic, I found these US-made and evidently plastic-free shoe brushes. The small one is for daubing… Continue reading Stocking stuffer: shoe brushes
Here’s an easy one: if you use an automatic dishwasher, use powdered detergent — packaged in a pasteboard box — instead of a gel in a plastic bottle or those plastic bags filled with those preportioned plastic pillows. (What exactly happens to the plastic that “disappears” in the wash cycle?) I know, I know: I… Continue reading Dishwashing powder in a box