• Zero Waste Cleaning Products I Quit

    Recently, I talked about my pared down cleaning supplies. And while some of the items on there are low waste, I’ve definitely introduced some “traditional” (aka non zero waste) products to the mix. Specifically, there are a few zero waste cleaning related products that I quit (I KNOW) but you gotta do what works best for your household! First up, we had the wooden toilet brush. RIP. I found most toilet brushes (wood or not) kind of gross and dreaded cleaning the toilet. Also, it was really slow to compost in my backyard pile. On top of that, I still needed some kind of toilet bowl cleaner to use with…

  • A Minimal Cleaning Product List

    While I adore #cleantok — it can really influence you to buy a billion products you don’t need. But I also did find some of my favorite cleaning products (I see you, Sprayway) and hacks (dish brush in the shower) on there, so… I’ll take the good with the bad. Truly though, you don’t need a lot to keep your home clean. Here are my go to products that I always have on hand. Liquid dish soap (Dawn is effective but use whatever you like) used with Oxo Soap Dispensing Brush (this one has worked well for me and I like the refill heads). Great for cleaning dishes (without nasty…

  • Zero Waste Dallas-Area Resources

    I will keep this list updated as I explore and learn more. Please let me know if you’ve found any other places that aid in a lower waste lifestyle. Last updated: September 2022 Bulk Buying: Groceries, Home Care, Personal Care Products NEW! Usefull: Love this little booth that pops up across different markets in the Dallas area throughout the month! Bring your own container to refill hair/body care and home care products! (I love their shea butter body cream.)  NEW! Volleman’s: You can buy these glass packaged dairy products in stores and for home delivery. With home delivery, your “milk man” will pick up your old bottles and drop off new…

  • Link Round Up #114

    Happy long weekend to those in the US! As a Child of Immigrants, I Feel Guilty for Embracing the Minimalist Aesthetic What Comes After Ambition? TikTok and the Fall of the Social-Media Giants Gen Z, millennials speak out on reluctance to become parents Too many Americans live in places built for cars – not for human connection Eleven ways to retrofit suburbs

  • The Current State… of Waste

    It’s been a while! I, like so many others in the blogging space, have been at a loss for words in general… with all that’s been going on in the world over the past 3 years… and also just the general switch over to TikTok/short form videos for content. However, I’m still old school… I like writing down my thoughts on all the random things. I enjoy being able to go back to old writings to think about and laugh at. I’m definitely due to update the monster zero waste list, the Dallas-area resources list, and my do not buy list. I think with the past almost 3(!!!) years of…

  • Mindful Christmas Decorating

    I, like many others, have an addiction to watching those “holiday haul” videos on TikTok… you know, the ones where someone goes to Target and buys a bunch of beautiful Christmas decor. And as much as I would love to get the sweet sugarplum rush that comes from new wreaths and mini Christmas trees… I refrain. As you know, I love Christmas. And the decorating that goes along with it. My usual minimal tendencies become a bit more… maximal. But, as I’ve gotten older, my tastes have changed and I have less patience for cleaning glitter and flocking. I find myself drawn to more elevated styles and colors that will…

  • Link Round Up #113

    The dark side of free returns. Vaxxed and depressed. Work is a false idol. On Terracycling and greenwashing. The problem with constant self improvement. How to fight climate despair. California’s new recycling labeling and marketing law.