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    Do you have to use warm water when using this detergent or does it work well in cold water??

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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffball View Post
    Do you have to use warm water when using this detergent or does it work well in cold water??
    I always use cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnceAMereHumanNowAMum View Post
    I always use cold.
    Groovy - will defo be trying that

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiah View Post
    Love your ideas. And would love for you to start a vegetarian thread with yummy food ideas
    This is an idea that my husband and I are using - its not quite vegetarian - but definitely environmentally friendly...

    Eat Kangaroo meat!!

    Kangaroo's are designed for the Australian landscape. They dont damage the Aussie environment like herds of cattle or sheep do; thus improving and saving our home environment!

    Kangaroo meat is also high in iron, protein, its a very lean meat and has very little (if any) fat at all!

    Bonuses all round

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    Thanks PL for directing me to this thread.

    I am going to have a read this thread as not to double up.

    I try to limit my spending and avoid clutter which is my big goal atm.

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    Here is a website where you can make your own non-toxic household cleaning products

    http://www.care2.com/greenliving/mak...aning-kit.html

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    Buy once, buy well.

    If it's something that SHOULD last a long time, save up and buy a good quality one. We bought a dining table recently that I want to last for at least twenty years. Not like the one we had which lasted about five.


    Learn to fix things, get them repaired.


    Don't buy what you don't need.


    Try and find a second use for everything. Cereal boxes and toilet rolls can become fantastic cars with a bit of imagination.


    If you buy seedlings from a nursery, save the punnets to grow your own seedlings in.


    Do everything in one trip instead of making multiple trips.

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    Default more ideas....

    *Take your lunch - save money & know what u r eating
    *Take your lunch in a reusable container - don't throw away the wrap!
    *keep paper bags from shops and reuse, recycle or compost
    *If a regular coffee buyer, take your own cup (I do)
    *If you buy lunch to take back to office, take your own plate or container (I do)
    *Don't use take away knives & forks
    *Fill water bottles at home and take them with you
    *Throw dirty clothes into the bath (after removing kids), soak and put in washing machine wet - you use less water and less detergant
    *Does it need to be washed? I only put my kids in clean clothes to go out - never to play in the back yard.
    *Wear Gumboots and yard shoes - keep "Good" shoes for going out and school
    *Use ONLY the amount of detergeant specified by the makers and then reduce by a quarter - we all use too mush soap powder - and then disolve in warm water and add direct to wash.
    *DONT use softner - not necessary bad for the environment and NOT good for clothes and REALLY BAD for the machine.
    *Bath the dog after bathing the kids
    *Use hankys (wash well and hang in Sun)
    *Use the Solar Powered Clothes dryer (Sun) or clothes horses. Only use dryer when absolutely necessary, don't overload but don't dry one item.
    *Plan a weekly menu to reduce waste & improve nutrition.

    remeber the new 3 R's
    Reduce
    Reuse
    Recycle


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    not sure if this has been mentioned, but if you don't have time for cloth nappies, try Safeties Nature disposable nappies. they're new, designed by an Australian and 100% biodegradable.
    they're a bit more expensive but DP and i feel that it's worth it. they're not available in very many places yet but you can order them from internet shops.

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