When it comes to being eco-friendly, the easier the better is my motto (that and small sustainable steps) plus if you can involve your children, that is also a bonus. Being able to show them how we can make our own items, help to reduce waste and also help nature is vital for the future and I love finding new ideas for us to do together. So, here is a simple eco-friendly bird feeder that even the smallest hands can help with.Continue reading “How To Make A Simple Eco-Friendly Bird Feeder”
It may surprise you that a washing machine needs to be cleaned and it may surprise you even more that this should be carried out every single month. In this post I am going to show you how this can be done quickly, easily and with completely natural ingredients.Continue reading “How To Clean Your Washing Machine Naturally”
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When The Clever Cactus asked me to try out and review her eco-friendly reusable kitchen roll I was delighted because for one, I already love her products and secondly because this was one area that I hadn’t yet been able to tackle due to me not being able to persuade my husband to ditch the disposable stuff.Continue reading “Why All The Fuss About Reusable Kitchen Roll?”
When you first start looking into using cloth nappies, it can feel a little overwhelming but one of the most common questions that comes up is how many will I need? There are a few factors that will alter this which I will go into in this post but a quick answer (because you are a busy parent googling for info) is around 20-25 if you are planning on using cloth nappies full time.
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Greenwashing, this is my biggest bugbear right now. I have written about this before here but if you aren’t familiar with the term here is the definition:
What Is Greenwashing?
“Greenwashing is when a company or organization spends more time and money on marketing themselves as environmentally friendly than on minimizing their environmental impact. It is a deceitful advertising gimmick intended to mislead consumers who prefer to buy goods and services from environmentally conscious brands“Continue reading “9 Things We Need To Be Focussing On If We Suspect A Company Of Greenwashing”
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The summer is over and the chillier days are now upon us which can only mean one thing— cloth nappies are harder to dry!! This is when a lot of cloth parents begin to worry, when they may start to run out due to lack of space for drying and when cloth can become overwhelming. It is so different to using cloth in the summer so how can you dry cloth nappies in the winter?Continue reading “How To Dry Cloth Nappies In The Winter”
When cloth nappies are talked or written about, the most common viewpoint for using them is an environmental one. Yes, this is a huge plus point for using cloth over disposable but I have started to worry that by focussing a lot of energy on this side that we are inadvertently missing a new consumer. You see, not everybody is as passionate about the environment and no matter how much you and I bang on about 500 years, plastic waste, crude oil and water use, it may actually turn some people off. We all have different lives, we all have different routines, children and opinions and so, I wanted to take a different stance on the benefits of cloth nappies… One that does not mention the environment or saving the planet. This is about how cloth nappies are more convenient and beneficial for both you and baby. How cloth can actually make life easier, healthier, simpler. Yes, I believe all of those things to be true, as did my lovely cloth bum mama’s over on Instagram who helped to give many ideas for this blog. So, let’s take a look at the most popular reasons why cloth is convenient and beneficial…Continue reading “How Cloth Nappies Are More Convenient And Beneficial For Both You And Baby”