How To Ditch Paper Products and Go Paper Free

My Merry Messy Life: How to Go Paper Free By Ditching Paper Products in Your Home

Here are my easy and frugal methods of going paper-free – a little way to save trees, money and our planet! You can learn how to ditch paper towels, toilet paper, disposable diapers, paper napkins and more and make your own at home using cloth you may already have. One way I have chosen to […]

Smarty Pants – Training Pants and Cloth Diaper Review

Affordable Smarty Pants Cloth Diapers Review

I’m always on the look-out for good quality and affordable cloth diapers and they aren’t easy to find. In my Complete Cloth Diapering Guide, I write about several brands I’ve tried already, but I hadn’t tried Smarty Pants brand of both cloth diapers and training pants for toddlers. They have super cute patterns and are […]

Homemade Reusable Disinfecting Wipes – All Natural

Homemade, All-Natural Disinfecting Wipes Tutorial

Making your own reusable disinfecting wipes is so easy, you’ll probably be hitting yourself for not trying it sooner, especially with my no-sew tutorial! Not only are they all-natural, they are also super cheap to make and are green since you can resuse them, reducing trash not only from the wipes themselves, but the container and packaging […]

How We Ditched the Paper Towels and Went to Cloth

Switch from Paper Towels to Cloth with no Sewing

Ditching the paper towels has been a surprisingly easy transition for my household. See how we did, and how I made a pretty little container to house the towels! Making the switch from disposable diapers to cloth (see my complete cloth diapering guide here) a few years ago was like learning how to ride a […]

How We Ditched Paper Napkins and Went to Only Cloth with No Sewing

How to Switch to All Cloth Napkins with No Sewing

I have learned so many things from my dear friend Tana. She got me back on the cloth diaper train, encouraged me to try elimination communication (if you’ve heard of this, then you are a true natural parent!), introduced me to homemade green cleaning products by showing me her “Clean House Clean Life” book, and when […]

Homemade Cloth Baby Wipes – No Sew Tutorial

Homemade Cloth Baby Wipes

Tired of buying baby wipes that are expensive and unhealthy for your baby’s skin? Well, here’s an easy tutorial to make your own at home, using just oil and water and fleece fabric. They actually work much better than disposable wipes and are oh-so green and non-toxic! Now that we are cloth-diapering, cloth-toilet-papering, green-living crunchy […]

How We Ditched the Toilet Paper and Went to Toilet Cloth

Switch to Toilet Cloth

Now I have really gone to the crunchy side… I have sworn off buying toilet paper for good! It’s been replaced by the luxurious feel of fleece, and it’s the cutest darn toilet paper I’ve ever seen. Why ditch the paper? Because reusable toilet paper saves tons of money – for the price of one […]

12 Ways to Make Less Trash and Go Green

idiocracyTrash

When I think of trash, the first image that pops into my head are the huge piles of trash from the hilarious movie, Idiocracy, starring Luke Wilson. He gets cryogenically frozen in the year 2006 and wakes up 500 years later in a land full of idiots, with piles of trash as large as skyscrapers all around. […]

DIY Wool Dryer Balls (From Wool Roving)

Wool Dryer Balls to Replace Fabric Softener Sheets

Wool dryer balls are easy to make and provide a green, chemical-free and safe alternative to fabric softener sheets. Add some drops of essential oils for fragrance, and you’ll never miss those chemical-laden dryer sheets again! My olfactory senses have recently gone through a transformation. Ever since my journey to the dark side, or green side, rather, […]

Complete Cloth Diapering Guide – Accessories to Buy (part 4)

Accessories for Cloth Diapering - Trash Can

Now you’ve read about the pros and cons to cloth diapering, learned about the different types of diapers and the brand and quantity to purchase, here are a few accessories you’ll need to take the cloth plunge! Trash Can Here’s where you can save more money – you don’t need traditional diaper pails for cloth because it’s […]