Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wednesday: One Small Thing

Hello there!  Happy Wednesday!

Today is the first installment of a new Wednesday feature called "One Small Thing."  I'm hoping to share some ideas for greener living with you wonderful readers.  However, I am a greenie-in-training myself; so if any of you have good ideas to share, by all means - share them!  Simply send me an email with your tip, and you (and your blog, if you have one) may be featured here! 

For our first tip, let's take a trip to the laundry room.  Doing laundry may be my least favorite chore ever, partly because it's neverending, and partly because I don't have a laundry room.  I have a laundry closet.  But that's another story.  So to get myself geared up for this post, let's first look at a few photos of beautiful laundry rooms.  These are rooms that I would actually like spending time in.  In fact, I would probably never leave these laundry rooms.

Ahhhhh.  A soothing laundry/mud room, complete with fresh flowers.
fresh laundry traditional laundry room
via houzz

Look at all that storage.  And a sink!  I'm loving the all-white vibe.  Makes me think clean thoughts.
This last one is one of my favorites.  I'm nuts for this fabric.
via design*sponge
Let's kick off One Small Thing with a really easy way to use less energy in your laundry room:  WASH YOUR CLOTHES IN COLD WATER.  Did you know that up to 90 percent of the cost of washing clothes comes from simply heating the water?  It's true. Cold water cleans your clothes perfectly well, so only use hot water if your clothes are very dirty.  Isn't that easy?  You're one step closer to a greener home.  :)
Have a great Wednesday!


  1. Thanks for this post! I use cold water all the time, 'cuz my momma taught me to, but I think its awesome that you've addressed the topic...and I love, love, love the bottom picture! I'm a freelance clothing designer, so fabric really jumps out at me!
    Kristina J.

  2. I also use cold almost ALWAYS, unless I have to get a stain out of something. I started out doing it so I could mix colors and whites in college, etc. :) It's good for being green, too!


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