Comments on: Living Well: 10 Easy Secrets to Greening Your Home, Part 2 http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-10-easy-secrets-to-greening-your-home-part-2/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:27:34 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Casual Sex Philadelphia http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-10-easy-secrets-to-greening-your-home-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-825570 Casual Sex Philadelphia Tue, 07 Jan 2014 06:29:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32191#comment-825570 Hola! I’ve been following your web site for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and
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By: Woonaccessoires http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-10-easy-secrets-to-greening-your-home-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-460003 Woonaccessoires Sat, 04 May 2013 18:17:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32191#comment-460003 might be a strange question, but the table underneath your products seems really cool, do you have a pic from the table?

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By: Karyl http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-10-easy-secrets-to-greening-your-home-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-449554 Karyl Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:30:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32191#comment-449554 I think halogen tends to have better looking light than fluorescents, so probably why it’s more popular there? It’s also more eco-friendly than incandescents, right?

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By: EcoScraps: New ideas in recycling | lasesana http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-10-easy-secrets-to-greening-your-home-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-446372 EcoScraps: New ideas in recycling | lasesana Wed, 20 Mar 2013 18:53:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32191#comment-446372 [...] Living Well: 10 Easy Secrets to Greening Your Home, Part 2 (designmom.com) [...]

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By: Lindsey (Cafe Johnsonia) http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-10-easy-secrets-to-greening-your-home-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-444573 Lindsey (Cafe Johnsonia) Fri, 15 Mar 2013 01:38:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32191#comment-444573 Hi Janey! Thanks for bringing up the issue of the mercury in CFL bulbs.

I’ve just been doing a lot of reading on the LED bulbs and they are definitely worth considering as a better option. I included CFLs in the post because they are less expensive and easy to obtain.

I know about the risk of the mercury in the fluorescent bulbs and was shocked when I first heard about it. However, I have done some research on it and just about everything I’ve read says that there’s more harm in eating fish with mercury (actually ingesting it!) than if a broken bulb is quickly cleaned up. I know it does sound scary. But we’ve used CFLs for years and have never broken one, so it hasn’t been an issue for us. Of course, everyone has to do what they feel is best for their family and their health. Chances are when our budget allows, we’ll make the switch to LED lights over the CFLs.

Thanks for bringing this up. It’s definitely something we should be talking about. And everyone should know the risks of using CFLs. Thank you for the comment and the link to the EPA info.

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By: Lindsey (Cafe Johnsonia) http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-10-easy-secrets-to-greening-your-home-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-444572 Lindsey (Cafe Johnsonia) Fri, 15 Mar 2013 01:32:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32191#comment-444572 Wow! That’s such a cool idea!

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By: Susan Reynolds http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-10-easy-secrets-to-greening-your-home-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-444563 Susan Reynolds Fri, 15 Mar 2013 00:37:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32191#comment-444563 Folks please check out LED bulbs! no mercury nice warm light not blue. Home depot sells new ones from Cree that are under $15 and they have 10 yr warranty. 9 watts for a 60 watt equivalent and they are dimmable. We have done loads of research. Check it out for yourselves. There are even these amazing (albeit expensive bulbs called HUE i think from Phillips) Apple sells them. You can run them (so turn lights on in your home when you are thousands of miles away) from your phone and make them any color color of the spectrum. Aha moment when I saw these…the future is here…crazy and cool!!!

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By: Leelee http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-10-easy-secrets-to-greening-your-home-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-444561 Leelee Fri, 15 Mar 2013 00:35:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32191#comment-444561 Yes, Janey – flourescents should be avoided, they are incredibly dangerous if they break! Might sound silly but it’s true. No reason to have them in the house. I have to agree with Anna that LEDs are the way to go. A bit more of an investment at first, true, but in the long run they’re much more economical. And ditto to what Lynett said, I winced at number 7 too, microwaves do emit harmful waves and do cause physical changes to our food. Not in a good way. This seems to be another thing that many people think sounds silly, or they just would rather ignore it to have the convenience. We need to consider the effect our actions have on our bodies as well as the earth.

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By: Anna http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-10-easy-secrets-to-greening-your-home-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-444438 Anna Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:07:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32191#comment-444438 I’m surprised no one has mentioned LED bulbs. We are slowly switching over and love them. They’re very cool (which is nice, considering that we haven’t double-glazed our windows yet), they come in all sorts of shades of white/yellow, and they last forever, apparently. We haven’t had to replace one yet, so I can’t say for sure. As they are a bit expensive, about the price of halogen, we reserve incandescents for the porch, which goes through bulbs far too fast…

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-10-easy-secrets-to-greening-your-home-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-444338 Design Mom Thu, 14 Mar 2013 09:15:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32191#comment-444338 So interesting. Did the expert have any recommendations for bulbs in high-use spaces?

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-10-easy-secrets-to-greening-your-home-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-444337 Design Mom Thu, 14 Mar 2013 09:14:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32191#comment-444337 Here in France, it’s fairly hard for me to find incandescents, but they haven’t replaced them with fluorescents. Instead, they use seem to have replaced incandescents with halogens. And from what I can tell, they do last quite a bit longer.

I wonder why they trend went halogens here, and fluorescents in the States?

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By: B http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-10-easy-secrets-to-greening-your-home-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-444334 B Thu, 14 Mar 2013 08:47:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32191#comment-444334 http://www.etsy.com/shop/AthenaCreates?ref=seller_info

I bought these and love them! I bleach them with my whites and use them for everything- windows, dishes, spills, dusting!

Also, sometimes electronic stores will recycle electronics. I know Best Buy will give you store credit for printers/computers and will take used cell phones.

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By: Lynet Witty http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-10-easy-secrets-to-greening-your-home-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-444317 Lynet Witty Thu, 14 Mar 2013 03:05:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32191#comment-444317 Ugh, I’m glad i’m not the only one who hates incandescents! Also, I have to disagree with secret #7. Microwaves emit harmful waves and deplete food of its nutrients. I think I would rather waste my electricity a little on my stove top or a toaster oven than use that microwave. I’m not saying I don’t use one, but if I have to reheat cooked food, microwave is not the answer. Thanks for these, these are all things I already do as I love to be green and teach my family about it too!

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By: Janey http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-10-easy-secrets-to-greening-your-home-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-444306 Janey Thu, 14 Mar 2013 02:19:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32191#comment-444306 I agree with you Allysha!!! I am stockpiling incandescents. The fluorescents give me headaches, emit an unnatural light, and to responsibly dispose of them is no small task. Not to mention if you accidentally break one… Here are the EPA dieprections of steps to be taken if a CFL breaks. For real!! http://green.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/ddoe/publication/attachments/cflcleanup.pdf

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By: heidi garner http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-10-easy-secrets-to-greening-your-home-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-444280 heidi garner Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:19:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32191#comment-444280 Marni. We have been using old rags rather than paper towels for years. Not because I am green, but because I am cheap. (my mom always buys paper towels when she visits and stashes them under my sink..it makes her crazy that I don’t use them) Recently I bought some norwex microfiber cloths…they claim that they don’t get stinky and they are antibacterial…You just use them to clean (with out any cleaners) wring them out and hang them to dry. They wipe up grease splatters, butter, kid messes. They are great. Wash once a week. However, I must be super nasty. I forget to hang them to dry and they have gotten a bit stinky. They absorb like crazy. We used a wet one to clean up a whole cup of spilled water where before we used a bath towel (spill happen a lot at my house). They have a polishing cloth that is totally worth it. It is about $14 and you can wash your windows streak free with just water. If you find a consultant and have a party you can get free stuff. That is the way to go. http://www.norwex.com/- here is a link to their site.

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By: allysha http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-10-easy-secrets-to-greening-your-home-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-444274 allysha Wed, 13 Mar 2013 22:31:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32191#comment-444274 I like these suggestions, but I have to say: they are going to have to pry my incandescent light bulbs out of my cold, dead hands because I find living with the light spectrum of fluorescents utterly depressing. {not that I have a strong opinion on these, or anything! ;) Also: this is probably the only subject that brings me to melodrama!}

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By: Marnie http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-10-easy-secrets-to-greening-your-home-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-444271 Marnie Wed, 13 Mar 2013 22:27:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32191#comment-444271 Sorry, let me clarify…BRANDS of towels. I see that you mentioned types. I will go search on Amazon too! Thanks!

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By: Marnie http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/living-well-10-easy-secrets-to-greening-your-home-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-444268 Marnie Wed, 13 Mar 2013 22:20:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=32191#comment-444268 What a great list! Do you have any recommendations on good cloth towels? Mine smell quickly and just don’t absorb well. Also, do you have any recommendations on how to clean jars? I would love to use them around the house but I can’t seem to ever get all the peanut residue out or jelly or sauce, etc. Thanks!

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