EcoFreaky Moment

October 4, 2008


I’m really just posting this because I’m tired again and nothing special happened today.  (I slept a lot.)  I looked back through ‘possible post’ pictures and came across these.  I like my Swiffer, but I don’t like the disposable cloths.  I like to use a damp washcloth.  We have a whole stack of white washcloths from WalMart ($5 a dozen, I believe) and they get used for everything in the kitchen.  Anyway, the most satisfying part is after you’ve mopped your floor with them, as I do religiously twice a year –

poke poke poke poke mop

– the dirt that accumulates is so satisfyingly gross.  Then just flip it over and use the other side.  If I’m doing the whole first floor I just keep rinsing out the same cloth.

Yes, it’s disgusting.

There, a disgusting public service announcement from Eco-Freak.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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8 Responses to “EcoFreaky Moment”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Remind me not to use one of your kitchen washcloths to wash my face.


  2. Peggy Said on:

    You’ll be really proud of me Lauren, knowing that I also use both sides of my Swiffer cloth. Yay! However the proudness stops short because I do use the disposable ones. And sometimes (most times) I’m too lazy to get out the Swiffer so I just use my feet as the mop…does that help the environment any?


  3. Mark Said on:

    But what about all the chemicals involved in cleaning those dirty pieces of cloth? Detergents, bleaches,… And the extra water it takes…?



  4. Lauren'sdad Said on:

    Wasteful! of water and tree bark!


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