It's been a while since I last wrote about my journey to less waste.
After living in a pandemic and moving to a rural town, my priorities have shifted and my access to zero waste resources has diminished.
But I still strive to live a life in alignment with my values, I simply have reassessed what made sense for me, my house, my wallet, my time, and my mental load.
One thing I've done recently, since using up the last of my DIY laundry powder, is switching to laundry sheets.
I was quite happy with the recipe I used despite everything I read about people ruining their clothes with DIY laundry detergent. Do you remember that phase in the pandemic when people were stripping their laundry in their bathtubs?
But I suddenly didn't find myself inspired to make it again (I might have run out of ingredients, I don't particularly remember how it happened).
Side note: I tried to make liquid detergent once and it was a total failure.
Anyhow, I did some research and ended up ordering these laundry sheets. They came in cardboard packaging but I put them in a mason jar because of... aesthetics!
I use them weekly and I sometimes only use half a sheet just to see how effective they are and I must say they work just fine.
When I think about it, I add some white vinegar to the softener dispenser, but I honestly don't need it here, the water isn't hard, my laundry remains soft.
They're cost-effective (especially if you use a half sheet per load), dissolve perfectly even in cold water, and boy would they have been useful during our road trip (we had to wash all of our bedding after a rainstorm and ended up buying laundry powder at the laundromat)!
So there it is, one little switch that saved me time and money. I might experiment again with laundry products (I need to find where to forage horse chestnuts) but this solution will do for now.
If you want to know more about my laundry routine, check out my laundry essentials.
What's your favorite Zero Waste Swap? I'd love to hear!
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