Yesterday my article: Using Dryer Sheets as Pillow Stuffing posted on blissfullydomestic.com. I received some "not so nice" comments concerning the post. Comments which made me feel like I needed to elaborate a bit.
Before my husband and I made a conscious decision to “go green” we had picked up a 4 ton pack of dryer sheets at Costco and I just couldn't see not using them. We hang dry a lot of our clothes but there are still plenty of items that go into the dryer (along with a dryer sheet).
We have used dryer sheets for years and even though they are not eco-friendly I don't believe that they are toxic. (my own personal belief)
Instead of throwing out the used dryer sheets, I started collecting them and over the past year collected enough to stuff a small pillow with.
Actually, my daughter was the one who made the pillow (left-over from last year's pillow making frenzy); she tied and stuffed with very little help from me.
After a few days of her laying on it the pillow did go a little flat but hey, we have a whole year to gather more dryer sheets for restuffing. By then we might have even used up all the Costco dryer sheets and can switch to the more eco-friendly Nellie Balls
The way I look at it is; I am reusing material that would otherwise go into the landfill, I am not purchasing more materials (pillow stuffing), and am giving others ideas on how to do the same.
I understand those that have strong feelings about toxins but I don' believe that gives them the right to be judgemental. I admit that I am new to green, that I am still learning what it means to be green, & that I am making baby steps to change things in my life. I also know that it is a process for me and one that will take time.
Remember, every shade of green matters....