I've been meaning to change the water filters under the kitchen since last week but I didn't get a chance. See how disgusting they look?
I noticed the trickling amount of cold water coming out of the faucet because they were getting so clogged. The filters get clogged like this every 4 months or so and supposedly, water in my town is VERY CLEAN. It's not Flint Michigan by any means but I feel like I'm changing the filters every month! Ugh.
So I got industrious (gave me a reason to get off the computer) and decided to change the filters. I am a pro at changing them now - can change them in 7 minutes flat without dripping any water. Believe me, when I started changing them myself instead of waiting for my husband to do it, I was soaked with water spraying all over the place and the bottom of the cabinet was like a small lake. But now, I don't even have to move my cleaning supplies under the sink, the little that I have. That got me thinking, how do other people's under the kitchen cabinet look like. Ever since I found out how toxic common household products are, (check my post about them here, here, and here) I stopped buying them.
What’s under my kitchen sink?
- Seventh Generation Dishwasher Detergent - I use Ecover brand now (6/2017)
- Seventh Generation Dishwashing Liquid - I use Ecover brand now (6/2017)
- 50/50 Mixture of Vinegar and Water bottle
- Mrs. Meyer's All Purpose Cleaning Solution (about 3 years old)
- Environne Fruit and Vegetable Wash (3 years old)- I use Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar now (6/2017)
- Baking Soda
- White Distilled Vinegar (full strength)
- Various brushes
Pretty simple, eh? Honestly, I could just use vinegar and baking soda for cleaning but sometimes I need an all-purpose cleaner so my 3 years old Mrs. Meyer's cleaner lurks behind the cabinet. The fruit wash also has been around for about 3 years old since I've been using apple cider vinegar for fruit washing. That bottle is on the counter.
I cringe when I see various toxic cleaning solutions at my friends and family's homes. I tell them how to SAVE MONEY by using just vinegar and baking soda. I educate them about the toxicity quickly and just cut to the chase about saving money and they get it. Funny how you can relate to people when you mention money.
Anyway, let's save the waterways and most of all, your health by avoiding all the toxic chemicals and use the most natural ways to clean. I'll say even vinegar and baking soda could be toxic in large amounts but they are still the safest bet when it comes to cleaning. But again, read all about toxic chemicals in common household products here, here, and here.