ProUtilitas Review and Giveaway

May 2nd, 2011
11:27am

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For A Greener Home event, I wanted to showcase items to make your life and home a little more sustainable. Today's giveaway features pro Utilitas, an Etsy shop that specializes in making your kitchen greener. The kitchen is one of the biggest places where small changes can make a BIG difference. Most people use paper napkins, paper towels, disposable sponges and harsh cleansers in the kitchen. Using un-paper towels (towels usually made out of flannel that can do the job those small clean up jobs of paper towels but can be washed and re-used), you can save money and keep unnecessary one-use products out of landfills. Many dish sponges are made out of bio degradable materials but what about the manufacturing processes? How are they made?

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Megan, owner of pro Utilitas, uses upcycled wool to make kitchen sponges. By using upcycled wool she is helping to save 10 million tons of textile waste that make it into out landfills each year! The pads are serged for strength and durability. The wool is felted to have a slightly abrasive texture. Don't worry, it won't harm any dishes. Plus, she has some great colors (Shown above are harvest and green).

These scrubby pads can take a beating, let me tell you! We've used them for all sorts of clean up jobs around the house. Their main job is the dishes but the bath tubs and bathroom sinks have benefited from a good scrub. We have, of course, cleaned them in between using the dish scrubbers in the kitchen and bathroom. Caring for your scrubbers is easy. You can toss them in your washing machine and dryer along with a load of towels. We tried placing them in the top rack of the dishwasher and letting them air dry. That seemed to work pretty well.

The scrubby pads fit in your hand perfectly. They are 3"x4"and of varying thicknesses. The harvest scrubby pad I received was thicker than the light purple pad. I used the thicker pad to do more heavy duty jobs and the thinner one to do everyday work. The serging has held up really well; no signs of unraveling. I think these scrubby pads are a great alternative to the everyday kitchen sponge. They have proven to work just as well as other sponges I've used.

Upcycling gives a material a new life. Those old towels that you were going to throw away can be cut up and used for cleaning rags. The left over receiving blankets that have been in a box can be used for cloth wipes. You can turn an old wool sweater into a fabulous diaper cover. Let's do our part to reduce the amount of garbage and unnecessary waste that goes into our landfills.


The Giveaway:
Megan is going to give one of you a set of 2 scrubby pads from her shop.

Upcycled Wool Dish Scrubbers with Michael Miller backing

Mandatory Entry:
  • Visit ProUtilitas and tell me your favorite item.
  • Leave an email address where you can be reached.
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  • Add ProUtilitas to your favs on Etsy.
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If you have questions, don't hesitate to email me.


Giveaway will run from Monday May 2nd, 2011 at 11:30am (CST) until May 16th, 2011 at 11:59pm CST. Winner will be chosen using random.org's true random number generator upon the close of the contest. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hrs to respond or a new winner will be chosen. I was given a product to review and my opinions on the product are my own. Must be 18 year old to enter. Open to US and Canadian residents only. Subject to changes.

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90 comments:

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