How I Got Started
As a professional housekeeper for 15 years, I’ve had my fair share of using chemicals in the home. It wasn’t until I was cleaning a shower one day and ended up with wheezing and a racing heart that I began to realize how detrimental chemicals in our homes can be for our health.
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When my sisters and I were younger, our mom had us clean the whole house. We’d sit down and pick what rooms we wanted to do and divide up the whole house between us. My mom wasn’t a clean freak, but she did like a neat house. She also expected us to do a good job when we cleaned.
My guess is most of us buy 1-2 pairs of flip flops every summer. We pick up a $3-10 pair at our local Old Navy or Target. We wear them non-stop and then throw them out at the end of August, because we’ve completely worn them out. Flip flops are so convenient and so easy to slip off and on all summer long.
For the 8 years I’ve been married, most of those have been on a very tight budget. My husband and I have always budgeted. This is where Craigslist comes in. I LOVE Craigslist. Actually, that might be an understatement. I REALLY LOVE Craigslist.
About 3 years ago, my husband found a book called, “Zero Waste Home.” He knew it sounded up my alley so he got it for me. I devoured it! The author and her family only produce a mason jar full of trash each year. It is truly amazing and very inspiring. After reading that book, I really tackled reducing the amount of trash we produced. One of those ways was to get rid of papertowels completely.
I grew up thinking mayonnaise was bad for you. But I grew up in the 90’s when high fat was a “no-no.” Now, I know that mayo actually can be really good for you. About 2 years ago I started making my own mayo. After two failed attempts, I finally got it right. Now, it’s something simple that I whip up almost every week.
https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary.php Have you ever seen the “Dirty Dozen” list for food? It’s a great list! It basically tells you what produce is the top priority to buy organic instead of conventional. Lots of the conventional fruits and veggies on the list really soak in the chemical-based pesticides sprayed on them because of their soft skin…
What most of us don’t realize is that health is more than what we eat. We can change our diets. We can consume organic, seasonal food and cleanse our bodies of processed foods and sugars, but that alone is not enough. There is more impacting our lives and bodies than food alone.
If you’ve read some of my other posts, you’ll know by now that I LOVE simple. That includes dinner. In many aspects of my life, I am a planner, but when it comes to dinner I’ve been in a phase of not planning. I think it mostly happened when we switched to eating seasonal a…
I started noticing toxins in my life about 8 years ago. I had been eating organic for about 2 years, but I was still cleaning houses as a professional cleaner. I still used normal cleaners. There was a day I was cleaning a client’s shower with bleach, and I got short of breath, and my…
Our Lives on a Mattress We spend a lot of our lives on a mattress. Children can spend 12-18 hours a day on a mattress, and adults spend 6-9 hours per day on one. For years, I’ve been bothered by the fact that I am lying on and breathing in fumes from something that I…
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