Thursday, June 5, 2008

Going Green or Something Like That . . .

Lately I've noticed that I am growing fond of all things environmentally friendly. I just feel like there are certain things I can do that are very easy, and it makes me feel good to be able to help. I've purchased the $1 reusable shopping bags for both stores I use, I have energy star appliances, I try to turn off lights I'm not using and try to conserve water. My dream is to get a hybrid Tahoe, but I can't afford that right now. I don't actually use compact fluorescent bulbs because I don't want to deal with the kids breaking them. I'm ashamed to say that I don't really care that much about global warming, but I do like the idea of not being wasteful.

Anyway, lately I'm thinking of taking this thing to a completely new level, and this is big. Very big.

I'm thinking of switching to CLOTH DIAPERS!!!!!!!

Of course, I'm definitely going to have to get my washer fixed first. I think I'll still use disposables for when we're away from the house. I just think we could probably save a lot of $$, and it is kind of gross to think about how many of those things our family has contributed. I don't think it'll be that much more work - I'm already doing a ton of laundry anyway. What's another load (no pun intended-yuck!)?

5 comments:

Kim Siever said...

We have used cloth diapers off and on (no pun intended) for about 9 years.

HeidiAnn said...

Any advice?

Kim Siever said...

For us, we always pre-wash using washing soda, then wash full cycle, then double rinse.

Also, try to avoid velcro covers. They don't seem to last as long.

HeidiAnn said...

Cool, thanks

Sara Tupper said...

That would be so awesome! Hey I have 11 brand new never used cloth diapers and two Snappi's. I think i might have a third snappi so Let me know!