How and Why You Should Green Your Laundry Routine

How and Why You Should Green Your Laundry Routine

There are many values that I want to teach the minis and one of them is love for the environment. I want my minis to enjoy the world as much as I and the older generations did so I decided to start fighting (or at least slow down) the deterioration of Mother Earth through little ways that, if all of us did, will have a huge impact.

So as not to worsen the situation (which is already bad), I’ve made changes to our lifestyle to create a positive dent in our family’s eco-footprint. These are not huge lifestyle changes but small ones that anyone can do:

  • We started growing our own food. Yes you can, even if you have small space! We live in a condo and we grow our food on our veranda.
  • We began using less chemical-based cleaning products. Vinegar and baking soda have been awesome cleaning agents!
  • We support the use of eco-bags every time we go shopping (even if the mall/grocery has plastic bags available).
  • We use our car less and walk/bike more.
  • We follow the three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle.

I also started greening our laundry by limiting our laundry day to just once a week and using safer laundry products. You can find valuable information about how and why you should green your laundry in this infographic:

Source: Fix.com

Kimberley Reyes

Kimberley Reyes is a woman of many hats. She writes about how she happily manages her roles as wife to her firefighter husband, mom to her four kids, and Online Business Manager to her clients.

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  1. Ahh. The wonders of baking soda and vinegar 😀 They’re so safe to use that we allow our 4 yr old to clean his desk using diluted vinegar.

    Can you recommend a ‘greener’ detergent? Hubby had asked me about it a few months back but I keep on forgetting kaya nauuwi sa anong available sa grocery. Momnesia. Hehe 😀

    1. Kimberley Reyes

      What we’re using now is Human Nature’s Natural Liquid Detergent. The infographic I shared recommends an even greener one using a combination of white vinegar and essential oils. I haven’t tried it before, but soon!

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