- Using a clothesline in the summertime. I can see where the last resident had one strung up before. Now I just need to pick up a length of cord and some clothespins.
- Riding my bike on way more errands. Our apartment is near lots of things, but it generally requires a trip across a scary bad road to get to these things (except for my beloved local Chinese place). The house is in a fabulous neighborhood. All I need is to outfit my bike with a basket and then I can ride it everywhere - to the local co-op market, to the splendid wee grocery store with the fabulous wine selection, to the shops on High Street, and even to the bar (well maybe that's not the best idea).
- Gardening! I'll be growing my own veggies and herbs. I'll be canning some of them too.
- Composting for the gardening. We'll have no garbage disposal in our sweet old house which is fine with me cause we'll have space for a composter. Any suggestions for the best kind? I'm thinking an enclosed one would be best since we'll also have neighbors.
- Buying most things we need for the house second hand. Partially for the environment but this is also gonna benefit our bank accounts. Plus it feeds my terrible Craigslist addiction.
- Using homemade cleaners. I'm researching this one right now. I'm also curious about homemade personal care products.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
My do-gooder aspirations
Much of my mental efforts on this house-buying of ours has been spent thinking of ways to live a bit greener lifetsyle in our happy home. My plotting has led to these schemes: