I finally went around the house and gathered up all the toxic cleaning products and implements from my various cabinets and shelves in the laundry room that I don’t use anymore (because I can clean 99% of the bacteria from surfaces in my home with just water and Norwex microfiber).
Here’s what that looks like:
And a close-up:
Isn’t that amazing! Besides all the toxins, the amount of money spent on these cleaning products is staggering.
I did manage to return some unopened products to the store from I bought them. And I’ll probably Craig’s List the steamer
So here’s my dilemma:
First, I’m super frugal, so the thought of just tossing all this away goes against every fiber of my being — despite knowing how ridiculous it is to use them up when I already have a MUCH safer, non-consumable alternative. I’m rational enough to convince myself not to use them up.
My next thought was to donate or give them away. But then…. my whole ethos is to make the world a safer place by radically reducing toxic chemicals. How do I reconcile handing off a load of toxins on someone else — even if they aren’t one of the converted, LOL?
And lastly, just tossing the whole lot…. even working around the wastefulness of such an act, then it sits in a landfill. But what’s the alternative? Is this the lesser of evils?
I’d love to hear from you. Share your own photos of going toxin-free. Suggest a solution I’ve not considered. I’ll give a prize to the reader who can find me a more palatable solution.