Have you ever considered how much stuff you regularly consume and replace around your house? Even when you disregard food, there are cupboards full of things that you use up. Here’s my list, organized into the two basic groups of Kitchen and Bathroom.
- Dish-washing liquid
- Dishwasher detergent
- All-purpose cleaner
- Paper towel
- Saran wrap
- Garbage bags
- Aluminum foil
- Laundry detergent
- Hair goo (at least, that’s what I call this stuff)
- Shaving cream
- Disposable razors
- Hand sanitizer
- Eye bag remover
I’m just kidding about that last one. I mean, who am I, Patrick Dempsey?
In short, it’s everything under your kitchen sink, and in your bathroom cupboards. I’m calling this stuff “household goods”, though I’m shopping around for a better name. Any suggestions?
Household goods are the first category of Canadian stuff I’m consuming. What’s my criteria for this month? Ideally, I’m looking for products that are entirely sourced and produced in Canada, excluding the packaging. Lots of products, of course, are “made in Canada” (more on this later), but few are completely sourced in our country.
There will no doubt be items which, no matter how hard I look, are not sourced in Canada. In that case, I’ll have to settle for manufactured in Canada.
Images courtesy of Don O’Brien.