To further the discussion on Reflections: Change of Diet, from earlier this month there are quite a few changes I am going to be making for myself and for the home as well.
I read a lot of Popular Health News, which, as you might imagine can be very overwhelming at times. Sweeteners are bad for you, your cellphone just might be giving you brain cancer and the list goes on. So, what can you really do? Just tackle one thing at time and pick your vices.
Reflections: Changes around the Home
I’m planning to have a free in-home water analysis of my home so that I can get more information about water purifiers. Why, you might ask. Well, I want to ensure the water I am consuming is purified which will in turn enhance food flavor and reduce hard water’s harsh effects on clothes, skin and appliances. This all leads back to dietary changes, which first and foremost is to eat healthier, to drink more water and to lessen my carb intake. The first two weeks are the worst but after that, it’s actually easy and feels pretty good.
Okay, this one might be a little odd for some, but to flush or not to flush. It has led to some interesting conversations to say the least. But the heated debate rages on from that’s just gross too it’s a green way of thinking. There are limits of course. That being said, my water bill has gone down and the added benefit is that it is good for the planet. Some might argue this is all in my head and I’m okay with that. I’m also trying to stay away from chemical products. Lastly, to take it a step further, I’ve been on top of the kids about turning things off around the house. If my dad tells me one more time that each fan costs $7 a month, I might scream. But he has a valid point, every dollar adds up.
This one will likely be the most challenging of all – coupons. They sound great in theory, who doesn’t want to save money? But, for me, it’s just a pain and I get overwhelmed and then end up not doing it. But I keep seeing all these Super Couponers that are saving a ton of money and I don’t see why I can’t do the same thing with a little more organizational structure on my part. Remembering to take them to the store is hard enough.
I’m also going through EVERYTHING and its getting divided into 3 piles – keep, toss or donate. The only way to truly simplify things is to get rid of what is not needed and keep moving forward.
In all, I need to be more organized and it’s going to be a struggle of sorts for this complicated brain of mine. But if I set my mind to it, it can be done. Right!? We shall see.
Ashley is a freelance writer for DIY Mother and specializes in all things DIY/home improvement. She’s been known to start painting or resurfacing a table on a whim, which often perturbs her husband, but he’s a good sport. In her spare time, which is rare, she builds Websites.