So many things these days are BAD for you it is overwhelming when you try to make a change. So, last year, we resolved to do a little at a time and just take on one area at once…and it has been working!
We started with FOOD. I am so grateful that Wes and Rand have taken up healthy eating habits too. Wes even reads labels and looks for organic when he is picking up things for us at the grocery store and I’m so grateful. Better yet, he even now knows what to avoid now and does it!
Next up was products…we cleaned out the shower and bathroom cabinets and replaced it all with Beautycounter. That was easy, once we found it. Now I can’t get enough!
Following beauty products was home/cleaning products. We are about 75% done with a few bits of research for me still to do (I may possibly be part germaphobe…), but dish detergent, laundry detergent, hand soap, all-purpose cleaner, etc. is switched over. We went with Honest, Shaklee and homemade recipes for most things.
Now we have moved on to our kitchen and have cleaned out all our scratched teflon pans and replaced them with stainless steel. I got rid of all our plastic cups that were questionable and am researching the ones that claim to be safe – although it is looking like it will have to be glass or stainless. Over the next week I hope to go through each cabinet and drawer and make any other switches needed. We are also going to need 1 or 2 more pots/pans because I got rid of most of the ones we had and already had two dishes to prepare that both needed the same pan…
We do have a keurig, but it may need to retire when I finish my decision making on what stays/what goes. Apparently all those little k-cups are a massive trash issue and, as we all knew, expensive.
On a positive note, something cool happened today! After being inspired by a friend who has great ideas, we gathered up all the paint we had in our garage and posted it on our online garage sale facebook group. Within 1 hour 11 people asked for it and it was out of our garage within 3 hours of posting it this morning. We thought we’d have to wait until the next toxic trash collection day (Only 2 a year here) and instead, someone is able to put it all to use for their home and business. It was encouraging. And so are those empty, clean cabinets in our garage!