Actually-I think I just found another use- meaning 4 separate and different ways to use the same scouring pad! isn’t this amazing?
I know this isn’t the most important subject considering the covid and global warming and what not- but-
I am an introvert, therefore I think the best way for me- personally- is to try and make the best effort rather than participate in marches and public protests.
And making the best effort means- reusing and recycling anything I can.
For example- this post: Wood pallets 4 ways: a true frugal wonder!
As for reusing-
This is what this post is all about.
I need to tell you that I went through life as an adult without fully understanding the importance of changing your dishwashing scouring pad once a week and keeping it clean and protected through that week.
I used to change my scouring pad only when it showed evident signs of wear and tear. and keep it lying around on the kitchen surface near the sink.
Then I evolved and bought a metal thing that holds the scouring pad, and has holes in it- so the the pad won’t stay wet and get mouldy.
What I neglected to understand, was that all the excess water from the pad, was forming a swamp on the bottom of the holder.
Once I realized that ( I am not going into any details of how I found out and the encounter with the swamp) –
I realized I need to wash the bottom of the holder at least every other day, so the holder-and the pad will stay clean, and change the pad every week, because bacteria does like damp sponges.
Why bother you ask?
Well, because that is what supposedly cleans your dishes- as in what you eat of- and even in non-pandemic life- it better be clean. very clean.
But what about the environment?
What-throw away able and functioning scouring pads?
#1: the regular dish washing. for a week.
#2: kitchen counters and sink cleaner. squeeze the pad and put it next to the sink, and every day-clean the countertops and sink with it. first drizzle some dish soap and warm water on it- then scrub. (if your kitchen counter is delicate or doesn’t like scrubbing- then don’t.
Why? because you don’t want tp use the same sponge for your dishes and for cleaning your sink.
#3: when the next sponge is free- the following week- move your sink cleaner over to your bathroom, and use it to clean over there.
#4: when another week ges by and you -again- change sponges- move the previous bath sponge to it’s last adventure- toilet cleaner.
For obvious reasons- from there- it will get thrown away.
instead of one use only- you get a quadruple use for each scouring pad+ clean surfaces around the house!
Now that’s definitely environmental in my opinion.
Enjoy- the cooliflower.