We had a lot to learn when we moved rural. A lot!
We had to learn the best way to catch mice. Where to buy the freshest hay, and how to manage a septic system of our own.
All “blue jobs” as far as I am concerned, although hubby really thinks I should know these things.
So I am diving in. Kind of. He will still set the mouse traps (wouldn’t a cat be easier) and deal with the icky parts of the “rural living” stuff (I don’t want to know what happens in that tank) but i WILL do my part to keep the counters clean of enticing crumbs, and our drains healthy.
A big part of that is watching what I put IN my drains. Knowing that the septic tank needs to stay healthy, full of juicy good stuff that will help break down the juicy “not so nice” stuff, I stay away from hard chemicals, and chunky extra’s.
We had a poem at our cabin when I was growing up, to help “city peeps” understand what should NOT go in the tank. “Now we have a septic tank, we beg your kind attention. To influence, the effluence, our aim is clog prevention. (read more of the awesome poem)
And that’s just it. INFLUENCE the EFFLUENCE.
Change what you are putting down your drains. Simple really.
So, when Majesta told me that their toilet paper is MORE FLUSHABLE than the leading brands, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try.
Check our my test of Majesta, compared to another leading brand in the video below. And yes, you will get to see chickens (who knew chickens liked toilet paper)
And remember, healthy waste systems aren’t just for rural areas, it is important for you city dwellers as well. Run-off into streams and oceans is a big problem, and being able to make small changes that will result in a big difference is easy.
While you are watching my video and hastily writing down my Grandma’s poem for all your friends with septic tanks, take a peak at the cool Sweepstakes Majesta is running ALL year (January 1- December 31, 2014). Consumers can enter daily on the contest site or Facebook for their chance to win: 1 or 5 grand prizes of $3,000 shopping sprees, 1 of 24 monthly prizes (2 per month) of $5 or 1 of 360 daily prizes of MAJESTA product prize packs ($25.00 in coupons)
And think before you flush!
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