Week 36 challenge | Dirty dishes challenge

Raise your hand if you like cleaning up after mealtime! Now, if you raised your hand, can we be friends? 😊

This week, let’s make the not-so-fun, everyday task of cleaning up dirty dishes a little more sustainable.

You may be wondering how, Lori, how do I make this daily task eco-friendly? Here are a few tips to help get you started:

  1. Fill your dishwasher all the way before running it.
  2. Use the “delay” button and run your dishwasher in the middle of the night during “off-peak” energy use hours when hydro rates are lower.
  3. Use an eco-friendly dishwasher liquid and dish soap. Check out these recommended soaps for a start.
  4. Once you’re done washing any dishes in the sink, use your dishwater to water your plants, making sure the dish soap you used is plant-friendly.

Did you try this challenge? Let us know on social media by posting a photo of your dirty dishes challenge with the hashtag #thrifty50 and tag us with @MCCThrift. We'd love to see how you're doing!

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Until next Wednesday,
Lori Giesbrecht
MCC Thrift

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