Things I have:
- Dryer Balls: Buy them for 9.99, use them instead of dryer sheets. Never buy dryer sheets again. Unfortunately, Treehugger.com says they are not very environmentally friendly but neither are dryer sheets. What to do?
- Clotheslines. Here's what the NYT has to say about clotheslines. Mine cost $3.00.
- Metal coffee filters: For 10-20 dollars, you can never buy paper coffee filters again. You reduce the amount of things you throw in the garbage, save money, and apparently, your coffee tastes better. I'd agree with that.
- Coffee mugs and water bottles. This is what the desk I'm sitting at RIGHT NOW looks like:
- Reusable shopping bags. I have a bunch: a couple from stop and shop, one Target one, a recycled cotton one, a tote bag I swiped from my mother in law. I use them a lot. I like to show off when I have them at the store. My store takes 5 cents off my purchase for each bag I have (so bring 'em all in!).
Things I want:
- Rain barrels. Catches rain water in a barrel and you can use it to water your plants. Saves $ on the water bill, and you're not watering your garden with chlorinated water.
- Solar panels for my roof. I read somewhere that you can write off quite a bit of the expense. Plus you are SO MUCH COOLER than anyone else.
- Compost bins. Less trash (good if you pay for trash pickup, which I think we all should), more soil for your garden, and again, nice show off factor.
- Glass "tupperware." If you've never gotten that email about how plastic is giving you cancer by leeching into your food, then I don't know what to say. Glass lasts longer, doesn't give you potentially-made-up-email-cancer, and is so pretty it would make Martha Stewart proud.