Thursday, April 30, 2009

And the winner is....

The winner of the Target reusable shopping bag giveaway (chosen by random.org) is Mama King from 4 Crazy Kings! Congratulations! Here is Mama King's winning comment:
I love giving old materials (jars, boxes, packing materials, plastic lids...) new life in our craft projects. We love Target too! My oldest will say T for Target when going through her alphabet.
There were so many fabulous entries for this giveaway, and I loved reading all of your best "green" tips. Here are some of my favorites:

From Kat:
I make all my own household cleaners- including laundry soap! Here's my all purpose household cleaner. Works great on mirrors, and in the kitchen or the bathroom! Floors too!

(using an old spray bottle)
Fill 2/3 full with vinegar
About a tablespoon of lemon juice
Several drops (maybe 20 each) of TeaTreeOil and Lavender Oil
Fill to the top with hot water. Shake, and voila!

If you need a bit more extra scrubbing power, spray the area with your solution, sprinkle with baking soda, let sit for a few minutes, then come back and wipe clean with a bit more of the solution.
From Skylar KD:
We also use cloth wipes (baby facecloths) instead of baby wipes when we're changing our daughter's diapers. They clean so much better, and it really reduces our diaper-related garbage. I'll admit we still use wipes occasionally for REALLY messy diapers though! ;)
From WiJoyMom:
I've started catching the water that comes out of the shower sprayer, while waiting for the warm water to show up. Then that cold water gets used instead of going down the drain. It can be used for different tasks, ex. water plants or add to a load of wash.
Aren't giveaways so much fun? I'm planning to do another one soon, so if you're not already subscribed to the feed, or following in Blogger, you might want to do that now so you don't miss it!

3 comments:

Mama King said...

Wanted to officially thank you! I am thrilled to have won!

sunnymama said...

Those are all great tips but I do like the last one about collecting the water before the shower warms up. What a good way to save some water that's usually always wasted. I'm going to do that and water our garden with it.

Valerie said...

You're very welcome, Mama King! I've been enjoying your blog, very creative.

@ sunnymama -- They say the little things like that really add up toward helping the planet. Have you tried collecting rain water for the garden?

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