Thursday, March 15, 2007

Thinking Green

Today, Abigail got really quiet and being suspiciousd I decided I should investigate this. Something just isn't right when I can't hear the activity from another room. (Even looking at books is noisy in our house.)
So I walk into the kitchen to see that Abigail has gotten into the Under-the-Sink world. Before you think about baby-proofing, let me reassure you that I HAVE baby-proofed. ThoughI am not exactly happy with some of the door catches we bought and installed. These catches are the BEST we have. They, I thought, caught every time. Or maybe they catch only when I try to get to the trash can. Or even scarier, Abigail has figured them out. Poor Abigail. . . looked at me in horror as I yelled "No!" from the kitchen door. (What would you do if you say your kid playing with the BAM! cleaner that really does get rid of most stuff?)
I keep thinking that I should try to use more non-toxic substances to clean the house, and I do try to use vinegar and baking soda. But, now I am determined to use up the rest of my hazardous chemicals (why waste money) and store and use non-toxic cleaners. The most dangerous thing in the Under-the-Sink world will be the trash can. Definitely gross, but a little less scary than chemicals whose names I can't pronounce.
Disclaimer: The bathroom will not be non-toxic, but when E-coli lives there, even temporarily, I can't think gree.


  1. I'd love to be able to keep my cleaning products in the typical places like under the sink. Instead I bought a caddy to put my stuff in and keep it in a cabinet above the sink. It makes it easy to travel my cleaning stuff around the house too! This may not be an option for you if you don't have the space for it.

    Cabinet locks are the pits! Sorry, I don't have any words of wisdom on this subject. Each space is so different and not enough choices either!

  2. My kids are finally old enough that I can move all the cleaning supplies under the sink...but it just seems wrong. When my oldest boy was about 10 months old, we moved and he watched me install the little clasp things on the cupboards, he promptly pulled himself up and opened the cupboard...I moved all cleaning supplies above the sink...He's 12 now...