Quality, long-lasting, reusable and multi-use items are high on our list of criteria for products that meet our Good Value standard. Often times this will mean a product will help you save money over the long term, either by replacing use-and-toss items or by offering more than one use which extends the life of the product well into the future.
With reusable products, you have a larger expense up front, but you don’t have to pay much over time to maintain your cloth diapers, wipes, reusable gift wrapping, and other reusables. In the long run, you save a lot of money.
One thing you do need to be prepared for is laundry. It isn’t difficult, but you don’t want to lose your environmental gains through the way you launder. So, look for the same good value in laundry products that you do in your washable goods.
- Use low-impact, biodegradable laundry soap
- Soften clothes through the gentle impact of dryer balls rather than with chemicals
- Run full loads of laundry to take advantage of the importance of agitation action in cleaning
- Line dry outside when your weather permits and inside when it doesn’t
Nellie’s Dryer Balls soften clothes naturally by soft impact that flexes the fibers of your clothes, towels, and diapers. You don’t need to even consider chemical fabric softeners or dryer sheets when you use dryer balls.
If you are scent sensitive, you can use dryer balls as is. If you like a subtle scent with your wash, put Nellie’s Dryer Balls Fragrance Sticks into the center of the dryerball. Available in either citrus or lavender. Scented with essential oils.
For the past month, we have been telling you more about our Safe Family Promise at bynature.ca. This post on Good Value wraps up our twelve high standards. To make it easy for you to identify products by their key attributes, look for our standards labels. Please tell us either here or on our Facebook page which standards are important to you and which products you would like to see us consider under each of those standards.