I am laughing right now because this seems like a very funny thing to write a blog post about: dish scrubbers. It must be my intense nesting urges lately that are making me inspired to write on here about our beloved new cleaning companions.
We wash our dishes by hand. I stand at the sink watching out the kitchen window as the goats and dogs play outside. Dishes are a big part of our life. (We make a lot of meals around here.) And I like every part of our daily life to be something we enjoy.
Not long ago, we had sponges with plastic handles that we used for washing dishes.We had to constantly replace them because they didn’t stay fresh long and never felt like they were getting our dishes clean. I didn’t like to have to spend money constantly buying new dish sponges and throwing out the old ones. I thought about all those sponges sitting in a landfill somewhere. Plus, Jeff and I don’t like plastic in our house. We like our place to have the au-naturale look of a hobbit abode and let’s face it- hobbits don’t like plastic.
So, we went to a store called ‘Down to Earth’ (awesome store!) in Eugene to see if they had some natural scrubbers for washing dishes. They did! They are made of wood, have natural bristles and are biodegradable! We can even throw them in the compost when we’re done with them!
So we got one with a long handle for washing dishes (they sell replacements for the bristle part so you can keep reusing the same handle till the end of time), and two small ones- one for washing vegetables and one for washing eggs when needed.
I just squirt a little soap in there and watch as it gets our dishes sparkling clean. Now it is a daily pleasure to wash the dishes. I love the way they look at the sink and smile every time I see these little scrubbers.
Wow, simple things really can bring big joy.
Even some inexpensive new dish scrubbers!