Saturday, December 06, 2008

My new Mantra: "Use Less!" (Weird Green)

Of course, I've never been a person who was terribly wasteful, and I've heard and tried to follow the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle mantra in the past, but I am really concentrating more on using less of anything I can use less of. Less shampoo, less conditioner, less soap, less dish and laundry detergent. I've been able to cut my usage substantially without suffering any apparent ill effects.

First, I cut my shampoo by a third, then by another third, and so on, I'm now using between an 8th and a quarter of what I used to use. Then, I went from a daily showerer to skipping two days a week to skipping three days a week, and now I am skipping 4 days a week and only showering three days a week. Thus, I have cut my consumption of shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc yet again. I repeat to myself (really): use less use less use less to help remember. I paste the old soap onto the new one so none of it is wasted.

3 comments:

bluerose9062 said...

LOL, it looks like a funny egg ;]

I do that with my soap, too. Down here in the summer, I have to shower everyday, or I'd get pretty rank. I don't have to shampoo or soap everytime, though.

weird green, indeed ;]

Nadine said...

Did you intend it to look like an egg when you started? I do that with my hand soaps too, but I went back to using liquid soap and a cotton poof in the shower.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I thought it looked like an egg, too--it was an accident, but I noticed it right away.

I shower more in the summer--but often, I just rinse off. May even do it twice in a day, but only a quickie for comfort and degreasing.