Your Manhattan Voyeur’s lean mean strategies for a clean green life
1. Liquid dishwashing soap’s healthier than dry cleaning for food stains on your favorite indoor sweater. Cheaper too. Rub it in, add warm water, rub again and rinse. Presto. No stain.
2. Christmas ornaments cost more than ever (yes Virginia even after Christmas). Costume jewelry–earrings, bracelets,necklaces, pins–makes lush ornaments. Think outside the jewelry box. My father elucidated the underlying principle: “non-functional fixedness”. Deck your hall with rhinestones and gold plate, fa la la.
3. Who likes laundry bags? Not me. But white ones fade into the woodwork. They can be purchased on Amazon, for under $10 each.
What can’t be purchased on Amazon? Sanity? French kisses? Artificial thumbs? Calico kittens? Marijuana plants? It’s only a matter of time. But I digress.
4. Small spaces are cozier and more fun than huge spaces. Forget popular misconceptions about mcmansions. And if you want to add tsotchkes to a small space, think monochrome–and better yet think white. White stuff doesn’t read as clutter.