So remember that nifty little Dyson DC35 vacuum I received a while back? You may have noticed that I never wrote my final post about how it’s been to use it. That’s with good reason. It died on me. I charged the thing for a full 2 days and tried to turn it on. Nothing happened. So I let it charge for a few more days. Same problem. I notified Walmart and Dyson that the machine had stopped working, and they were happy to provide me with a new one. More than that, they asked me to ship the first machine back to them so they could figure out what went wrong. So this post is a long time coming because I had to wait for the new vacuum to arrive.
Barnyard chic meets modern in Forma Living’s collection of home furnishings. This company is committed to sustainable design with lighting, rugs, accessories, and furniture that use eco-friendly or recycled materials, or are created from salvaged pieces. Don’t you just love an online store where you can shop without having to think about whether the products you’re buying are really green?
And aren’t the Bird Cage Lamps shown above fun? The bulk of the lamps are created from Buri, the center stalk of a palm frond. I can easily picture one of these in a Moroccan-inspired nursery, or hanging over a rustic, reclaimed wood dining table.
My daughter’s dresser officially went kaput a few days ago. She’s had it since she was an infant, and it’s been through a lot. Honestly, for a cheap piece of laminate furniture, I’m surprised it lasted this long. Anyway, we’re going to do some furniture shuffling for 3 reasons:
- We’re moving into a 3-bedroom apartment to accommodate my stepsons and a general need for more space.
- The aforementioned dresser is no longer serving its purpose.
- My husband’s 3-drawer Malm dresser from Ikea (shown above in our current bedroom) just isn’t large enough for all his clothes.
I mentioned recently that we are moving. Again. For what feels like the millionth time in the past 5 years or so. And I am not happy.
Don’t get me wrong. I am happy about the FACT of moving. That we will no longer be living in this apartment that I have come to dislike very much. I’m even OK about the physical act of moving — as in putting stuff in truck, taking truck to new apartment, unloading truck, starting life in new apartment. So what do I hate with a passion?
In a little more than a month, my family and I will be moving — again — to another apartment. This time, we’re moving because of issues with the quality of our current apartment and for the sake of our daughter’s health. But it’s going to be hard walking away from all the changes we’ve made in this apartment to make it greener. We’d also like to make a lot of these changes, and more, in our new apartment.
So here are some tips for how to maintain an eco-friendly apartment: