I have a couple in mind for this month! First, keeping with the season in mind, I am going to do my best this year to wrap in recycled or re usable items. I thought the kids would get a kick out of their things wrapped in play silks. Of course, this won't work for everything, so I did purchase some recycled wrapping paper to use on a few items. We will also use gift bags that we have accumulated over the years from other people. The gift bags do eventually fall apart, but we always save them when we get them and they do get a lot of use.
My second change for this month is to shower 1 less day each week. The truth is, I am a shower junkie. I enjoy my daily shower to help me feel awake and ready for the day. I have decided that if I can go 1 day without showering that will be a wonderful small change! If I can keep this up, it will be 52 less days of showering in 2011. Since we have a low flow shower head, we are averaging 2.5 gallons of water per minute. So, if I take a 10 minute shower, that is 25 gallons of water each time. If I take 52 less showers in 2011, I will be saving 1,300 gallons of water! I am all over this challenge!
We would love to hear what your One Small Change is for December...if you would like to share your change with us on the blog, email me and I will post it! Suzy@hipmountainmama.com