Some Facebook friends helped me identify that this mess is a result of hard water, and provided some strategies to deal with it in the kitchen.
Now I’m wondering…
- What about laundry? Do I need to add anything to my usual detergent to help get clothes clean? Will they discolor? Does the hard water make them wear out faster?
- What about keeping our bodies clean? My face does feel weird after I wash it… Does my skin need something to protect it? (Wearing daily sunscreen!) I’ve got long hair — what does hard water do to hair?
- What about out health? We have bottles water delivered and use that for our primary drinking water, but my understanding is the tap and water in restaurants is drinkable. I use it for cooking, and when getting low on bottled water, use it for coffee and tea.
Always something new to learn about normal, daily life when moving to a new country. I’d love to hear your practical strategies for living in hard water areas.