Greening your home is a process. We cannot change our ways overnight but sometimes small things we do can make a huge impact. A great example of that is eliminating your non-stick cookware. In 2006 the EPA asked 8 companies to work towards eliminating the product PFOA in it's cookware calling it a likely carcinogen. There is a great article worth reading on about.com.
The good news is more and more safe cookware is popping up on the market and it's easy to afford. I just bought three different size pans for under $40 at Home Goods. I have also seen varies brands on Overstock.com, Amazon, Ebay & Target. Get some this weekend & take advantage of the holiday sales.
I'm very excited to share that you can now buy products direct from the United Feather & Down Outlet while drinking coffe & sitting in your jammies! You have seen their high quality down products at retailers such as Pottery Barn & Restoration Hardware. Now you can get them at 1/2 the price! Check out the clearance-it's unbelieveable! A Premium 500 fill hypoallergenic queen blanket is only $39.88. I realize it's still August but it's how you get great deals- one step ahead of the pack.
Check out eco-friendly flooring, a Madison Wisconsin company that ships nationwide. They have an excellent selection of flooring as well as tile options. The flooring options range from stone to reclaimed wood. The recycled glass tiles come in hundreds of colors! Check out the recycled aluminum tile too!
It is a common misconception that living, particularly building environmentally friendly will cost a fortune. Not true as this inspirational story proves. The bottom line is it can be done with a little research, patience and diligence. No matter what your next project is take your time & be true to your Eco-friendly spirit! There really is something to be said for living the simpler life.
Don't ask what took me so long to figure this one out. I guess that's what makes Martha Martha. I have never put a dust ruffle on my bed because I don't like the way they look and they are very hard to clean. Not to mention they get dirty from the dust bunnies under the bed. So why not put the same thing you would put on your mattress?? I'm going right to the Company Store and buying a dust mite cover & matching sheet instead!!