The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433 Message #4059026
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
12-Jun-20 - 07:13 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
The COVID-19 rates of infection are shooting up fast in North Texas, so it looks like I'm continuing to stay home. Not that I expect to go out much, but since the stores are full of people NOT wearing masks, I'll return to ordering online. Kroger today was full of people who were either clueless or didn't give a damn because they don't believe in it. Local and national politics are part of the problem. Was I taking my life in my hands to buy waxed paper? Aldi doesn't carry it or I'd have gotten it there; the smaller stores seem to have a more conscientious customer base.
I've done the math on the postal requirements for mailing these homemade masks. I found some 4" x 6" cardboard flat mailers that will compress the cloth masks easily and go as first class letters of an odd size. $1.00 or $1.20, depending on whether it's 2 or 3 ounces. Padded envelopes go at $4.05, so it's a nice savings (the new mailers came at about .40 each).
In the Increased Efficiency At Home Department, I have refined how I make ties for masks - this YouTube video was the most helpful lately, it shows how to make "t-shirt yarn," more efficient than tearing on the bias or just doing individual loops across a shirt. There's much less waste when you have one continuous strand. I'm enjoying learning these new things. Now that I'm expert at making bias tape I'm not having to make as much, but I do have a comforter I need to make some for to finish it.