We are continuously looking for ways to reduce plastic based products in our household and whenever we come across something promising, we share it with you. Today, we bring three hacks to you, with a lot of excitement, to swap out the earth-damaging methods of doing our chores. Let’s jump right in:
Dish Scrub Hack | Buy Now
We abhor nylon mesh and microfiber dish scrub pads. They are too harsh for moderately dirty dinnerware and too ineffective for greasy cookware. We prefer natural scrub pads for the former and steel wire mesh for the latter, which you can find at any grocery store. If you are unable to find a natural loofah in a flat scrub format in local markets, then you can easily find it online. Prefer a one sided scrubber for soft handling? Look no further than this Old tree dried gourd loofah. You might have tried this for your body before, now it’s time to try it for your dishes!
Laundry Basket Hack | Buy Now
Foldable laundry basket bags have a bad rep for getting bent and worn out after a few months of use. There’s a new way to store your laundry in an aesthetically pleasing and eco-friendly manner. Laundry baskets made of palm leaves or wicker baskets do the trick. Both are natural materials which add an earthy touch to your room. These are a far cry from the ugly looking digital printed laundry bags that would bulge on being stuffed with clothes. There’s an exceptionally sturdy but slightly pricey option if you are up for investing in a bigger cane basket with a lid. Made in Chennai, this laundry basket looks nothing short of a show piece.
Chopping Board Hack | Buy Now
Plastic and wooden chopping boards not only cause harm to the environment but they are also a breeding ground for bacteria and germs. With just a few days of use, such chopping boards develop scratches. These scratches change colour and this discoloration is not just due to dirt, it owes to the bacterial growth in the crevices. We recommend using a marble board for easy chopping and cleaning experience. There’s no room for cuts from wear and tear on marble. You will just have to be careful about handling as it will break on dropping. It’s best to keep it on the kitchen slab itself. You could get this custom made from a marble guy in your vicinity or you could go for this beautiful Ellementry one that we’ve linked above. If you don’t want to invest too much, then you could use the marble chakla present in most homes in India.
Let us know if you found these hacks helpful. Do share if you have any hack that’s tried and tested for knowledge of other Redoers. Till then, shop sustainable and stay safe.