Just a reminder to watch amounts when you are doing the laundry, cleaning, showering, or doing the dishes. What do I mean? If you are showering just to cool off, time your shower and use a small amount of bar soap. If you are doing dishes and you had a salad instead of fried fish, put less dish soap on the sponge to clean the dishes. When you do the wash and it is only a small load, use less than the suggested portion of laundry soap.
Recently the maker of our fabric softener enlarged their cap. Why? I do not know. When you are accustomed to filling the cap halfway, you are likely to continue filling the cap halfway. Since the cap is larger, you will use more fabric softener. Be alert!
Donna Spudis, August 1, 2015