Anyway I thought Friday's are a great day to be green. Each Friday I would like to do a new post of very simple things people can do to live a little more green.
I would like to share the two most recent changes I have done in our home.
First I'm not sure why but the person who built our home was not thinking when they placed the hot water heater in the garage which is on the complete opposite end from our showers. Each morning when we would shower it would really bother me (yes I know I have problems) all the water that would go down the drain waiting for the water to heat up. So I figured out a REALLY cheap way to not waste 2.5 gallons of water per day. I have a five gallon bucket in my bathroom and when Kirk turns on the water he puts the bucket in to fill up while he is waiting for warm water. When it is hot he takes the bucket out puts a lid on it (drowning hazard for little kids) and then I water our potted plants with it and our flowers out front.
If you have not thought I went off the deep end just wait it gets better. We drink a lot of water around here. No juice or soda here. So there ends up being a lot of glasses of water left out being wasted so I water my indoor plants with that.
Second at Target I found for $2.50 green and silver small garbage cans. I thought it would be perfect to keep in our bathrooms and much easier for the kids to help recycle. Recyclables go in the green can and then everything else goes in the silver can. OK not totally eco friendly since I went out to purchase something new rather than making do with something around the house but it still is a good step in the right direction.
So I know it probably sounds a little crazy but it does make a difference. It makes a difference for us and for our kids. Even starting off really small by recycling helps.