When someone asks you where they can get whatever it is they need, don't let the first words be Amazon.
There is a small business owner in your community that can probably offer the same if not comparable item in your community. It may cost a little more but you can feel good knowing you played a small role in helping someone in your community keep their business from closing permanently.
This quote stares me in the face every time I leave my home. It is one of the most important things I can do to create change for the world I want to live in.
How do I do it?
I choose not to buy any products from companies I feel do not represent that world I want to live.
Here's an example......
the Clorox Company
I have an issue when a company uses these kind of lines to sell a line of their products
'A balanced, natural lifestyle begins with a clean home. That’s why the people at Clorox got to work on a line of products that clean powerfully without harsh chemical fumes or residue.'
while still selling product containing harsh chemical fumes and residue
My thoughts are....
If you are selling a product on the basis you want to help the environment and protect the consumer, you shouldn't be selling products that do the opposite.
So I use my purchasing power to let them know I do not believe in what they are doing. Now you might think that one person doing this won't make a difference and that's true but if one person reads this and decides to the same and passes it on to another and they decide to use their purchasing power you create a domino effect. Eventually the company will start to notice a decline in sales, the shareholders will start to notice a decline in their investment and the company will have to start looking at the why's. And that is a start in the right direction
So what other products, beside their own line of cleaning and household products, does the Clorox Company own
These words might have compelled you to purchase your microfiber cloths to help in the fight against coronavirus
'capable of "trapping and removing" 99.9% of bacteria from hard surfaces'
the coronavirus is not a bacteria but a virus therefore anti-bacterial and/or anti-microbial microfiber cloths will not be what removes the coronavirus from your non-porous hard surfaces.
Soapy water and rigorous scrubbing will.
Using any of the Health Canada approved disinfectants will help against the fight against the coronavirus (Click here to find the natural and Eco-friendly ones)
Ensuring your dusting cloths are always damp (not dry) to trap the coronavirus and not spread it around will help.
Soaking all of the cloths you have used in soapy water for a time (I do overnight) will help
Anti-bacterial and/or Anti-Microbial microfiber cloths will not unless you use them in harmony with all of the steps above so why spend more to protect you and your loved ones when you already have what you need.
Before using that disinfectant product you just purchased to help you do your part to protect yourself and your loved ones against the coronavirus, you are reading the label and you noticed these words .... non-porous hard surfaces (and if it doesn't have those words it should) and you think to yourself 'what is a non-porous hard surface', well listed below are all the hard surfaces in your home and as you can see its not a big one
NON- POROUS HARD SURFACES
the disinfectant you are using is only disinfecting (if used properly) surfaces that are hard and non-porous. What are these surfaces made of
Stainless and other processed metals
Leather and vinyl
Hard plastics including acrylic
That's it...that is what your disinfectant product works on
It all started with
so what are your thoughts about ...... and I was hooked. Researching became part of my daily life, helping others with their purchasing decisions and when it came to choosing what I brought in to my home and my business. Let's be honest change does happen through our purchasing power.