Readers may be surprised that IFO’s housekeeping habits are actually quite green.
She uses solar and wind energy extensively, especially when doing laundry.
It’s called a clothesline.
She has a fabulous air freshener that she uses in her closed rooms from time to time.
Favorite heating elements are passive solar collectors, used when the sun is out.
Summer air conditioning is keeping Venetian blinds closed during the day, plus shade trees to keep out the heat.
Spring tree trimmings make lovely free and sometimes fragrant flower arrangements.
Recycling? She dumps used tea leaves, or baking soda, or lavender buds from her garden’s lavender plants, on her carpet before vacuuming. She fills little net bags with those buds for great hostess gifts.
She doesn’t keep a cost/benefit analysis on the food she grows and preserves, since she includes non-quantifiable benefits like improved/maintained health in her calculations.
How DO you count money you don’t spend on medical care?