Cellulose cloths for example. I bought them in the spirit of being more environmentally conscious, they don't work for us, so today I'm heading out to buy some washing up sponges. It turns out Dan was right, having a cloth flapping around for days before being washed is not nice at all (I only wash two or three loads each week so kitchen cloths might be in a basket for a while). And the amount of times things have had to be rewashed was ridiculous, although I realise that this is probably just a case of a bad workman blaming their tools. Plus, when I see how much excess and waste passes through the shop every single week I find it a little harder to tie myself in knots over the matter.
Laundry liquid. This is a mixed one in hindsight. I'd been using soapnuts for a year and still hadn't made up my mind about them, so I bought some laundry liquid and offered the nuts to someone else. The first load I did with the liquid was the first time in a year Dan's tricky t-shirt had that smell, you know that weird musty smell. It's only ever this one t-shirt, what is it made of? Plus the smell of the liquid was overpowering even though I was using 1/4 of the stated dose, wow.
No menu planning. Can't decide about this either. I don't think it's made things harder really, but I have possibly been over buying. Certainly cooking if my waistline is anything to go by!
Switching to working on Wednesday mornings, undecided about this too. Looking out of the window at the rain today makes me think leaving the house is a very bad idea. Being home in the early afternoon, and removing the obligation of going for coffee every now and again is a very good thing indeed.
In thoroughly good news a bathroom man came to the house last night for a session of tutting and measuring, we'll see how scary the quote is next week. He's off on his boat for the rest of the week to count swans. I liked him far more than I thought I would after learning about the swans, animal lovers are welcome here.