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Give your towels a li'l refresh

Every few months or so I realize my towels aren't very fresh. They smell great right out of the dryer, but after the first use they immediately smell mildewy. If you find yourself in this situation, I've got a trick for you! It's like a towel deep clean, but it's really, really easy.

Here's what you do:
+Put your towels in the washing machine with one cup of vinegar and run the load
+Dry towel as normal
Boom. Really fresh towels.

If you've got something particularly gross, run the washing machine twice, once with one cup of vinegar, and again with one cup of baking soda. Then dry as usual. I accidentally left a blanket in my backyard overnight a few weeks ago and this method worked perfectly.

As a note, you can't run the vinegar and baking soda washes at the same time because they'll have a chemical reaction and not have any cleaning power left to clean your towels. Chemistry and such.

Try it! Let me know what you think.
This week in Greenishland
I recently splurged on new pillows and I don't know why I didn't sooner. If I had to describe what they feel like I would go with "supportive whipped cream". 

New music: a great hip hop EP from Austin. My ears perked up when I heard the artists both grew up in small towns in Texas (me too). If you only have time for one, try Sumn' to Say. And here's a great interview.

This photo series of communal dining spaces from the 1960s in Singapore! 
Greenish Wardrobe

FYI my greenish wardrobe philosophies: buy less, buy quality, take good care of each piece, and shop secondhand when possible. I also believe quality pieces can be found almost anywhere!
A lovely 100% organic linen tank for a great price--very excited to wear with my collection of summery thrift store skirts

Do what you 🖤socks 

Emma Corrin's outfits in this piece! Commencing Etsy search for vintage crocheted blouse. 

Oh help. Baby jellies in the most delicious colors.

Boy do I love it when Marimekko x Uniqlo collab. This denim floral dress!
A lovely reader asked if there was an eco-friendly way to store water for emergencies. She said she was currently buying water bottles at Costco and rotating through them. Great question!

My method is not the 100% perfect eco-friendly way to do this but it's what is feasible for me. Currently I buy bottled water in gallons instead of by the bottle.  They usually cost $1. They seem to take up less space, which means I can store them indoors easily and I don't have to constantly rotate through them. And they use less plastic overall!

If you have any ideas on this, or any other eco-friendly questions, I'd love to hear! Reply to this email anytime. 
Progress over perfection!
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