I know the title of this post could be better. I had “A Few Ideas For Renewal”, but it sounded so cheesy that I almost threw up on my keyboard. 😉
Anyhow – yesterday I was searching online about information as to whether or not wooden cooking spoons are germy. We were cooking over the holidays in someone else’s home (a beautiful home) and they did not own one wooden spoon. This would not be a problem, except they also owned no heat resistant silicone ones and the husband melted a plastic one. We surmised that supposed germiness was the reason for the missing wooden spoons. But is it worse to have plastic breaking down into your food? No idea. Thus, the reason for my research.
I came across this article on BNET. It originally ran in the Daily Mail earlier this month, so you might need to put your translator hat on. For example, trainers are tennis shoes (those crazy Brits).
This article had more information than I needed, but some great guidelines to keep in mind. And it’s all backed by university studies, etc… Here is a sampling:
– Replace pillows every 2 years
– Replace duvets every 5 years
– Replace cutting boards every 3 years or before if deep grooves appear
To those of you who have a little germaphobia going on, and I just sent you into orbit – so sorry! To those of you with Christmas money and gift cards burning a hole in your pocket – you’re welcome!
As 2010 comes to an end, I had one last home related purchase to make. This:
Will be showing up in March thanks to a gift card from my dad, and the husband’s relief over me not buying a similar, but more expensive piece from Jonathon Adler. That’s right people, just after promising not to make anymore furniture purchases for months, I have hit upon the BEST strategy: Show him just how bad it could be! Oh well! Life is never fair, but it’s still great. Happy New Year!