Eco-friendly alternatives to everyday conveniences.
Instructables even has a solution for your Swiffer Wet Jet made from old t-shirts and a wool blanket. Like the Sweeper pad, this alternative can also be washed and re-used. The details are here. You can also refill the Wet Jet Solution container with your own eco-friendly mix. Just check out this how to on removing the cap on the container. Then try mixing up 1 cup water, 1 cup vinegar and 2 tsp liquid castille soap to add to your freshly emptied bottle. You can scent it as desired with a small amount of essential oil if you like.
Here are a few other handmade alternatives to everyday necessities.
Reusable Velcro Seal Snack Bag. $6.50 from Rae's Etsy Shoppe.
2. Skip the plastic straws, and opt for Bended Reusable Glass Straws made from the same material as Pyrex. $13 for two from Straws by Carli.
3. Paper napkins just get thrown away. Not only are these Linen Napkins pretty, but they can be used over and over. $43 for a set of four from Celina Mancurti.
4. Don't add more plastic to the landfills. Instead take these Reusable Produce Bags to the grocery with you when you shop. $15.75 for a set of seven from Love for Earth.
5. Don't waste paper pinning notes to the fridge. Keep track of chores and appointments with this Repurposed Eco-friendly Chalkboard. $45 from Half Pint Salvage.
6. Need a catchall for everyday items? This Eco-friendly Repurposed Wool Sweater and Cotton Fabric Bucket is perfect for stashing baby's toys. $25 from Loop Loft.