I absolutely love organizing! I could spend hours on Pinterest pinning organizational pictures, different organizational solutions and ideas. It is so fun for me to organize and I always love admiring the end result! Since most of us are staying home now because of the Covid-19 pandemic and have more free time to organize and do some spring cleaning, in this post I wanted to share my favorite sustainable storage solutions.
These sustainable storage solutions will last for a long time and they do not pollute the environment with plastic and other harsh materials. I think it is so important to do whatever we can that helps the environment. If you are planning on organizing at this time, try to either re-use storage solutions you already have at home or if you plan on purchasing new ones, try to find organizational products that are environmentally friendly and safe like the ones I share below. I think the easiest way to do that is to try to stay away from plastic storage solutions that will eventually end up in the landfill. We can all do our part and I’m so excited to share with you these awesome sustainable storage solutions!
Cotton Robe Baskets
Cotton robe baskets are so versatile and an amazing sustainable storage solution for a variety of clutter! You can use these to store your children’s toys, dog toys, blankets, pillows, books, etc. I use them in my closet to store my extra bedding and pillows. They are environmentally friendly with no heavy metals, chemicals or other hazardous contents for the human body. Another perk is that they won’t scratch any of your flooring or furniture! Grey cotton robe baskets can be found here.
Glass Food Storage Containers with Wooden Lids
One way to spend time while being in quarantine is to organize our pantries and kitchen cabinets. These glass food storage containers with wooden lids would be perfect for storing your dry goods, seeds, coffee beans, etc. They are also aesthetically pleasing and will make your pantry look absolutely beautiful. Smaller sizes of the jars can be found here. I also have my eyes on these airtight locking glass storage jars with wooden lids.
Another sustainable option for the pantry are these glass containers with wooden lids. These are totally plastic free and eco-friendly. You can also use them to neatly store food in your fridge.
Glass Apothecary Jars
These glass apothecary jars are both pretty and functional! They can be used to store and display snacks in the kitchen or your toiletries on the bathroom counter. They look beautiful and can function as both storage and decor!
I like to keep all of my everyday makeup and cosmetics neatly stored in one place. A wooden cosmetics organizer is the perfect sustainable storage solution for that task. It allows you to beautifully display your makeup and toiletries and it reduces countertop clutter. The most useful feature is that it has a rotating tabletop carousel! The best part is that the price is comparable to the plastic versions that are out there! I would definitely highly encourage you to get the wooden one instead as it will last longer, is more eco-friendly and definitely the more sustainable option. A smaller wooden cosmetics organizer can be found here.
Woven Storage Baskets
Woven storage baskets are extremely useful and can be used around the house to store away clutter or items that are not aesthetically pleasing (like wires and cords). They can also be used in the pantry to store food products, certain vegetables and even your tupperware. I have these beautiful white storage baskets in my bedroom nightstands and use them to store miscellaneous items like the current book I’m reading, my devotional, pens, etc.
Wooden Tea Bag Holder
I have so much tea and like to keep it neatly organized using tea bag holders. This wooden tea bag holder is an awesome sustainable storage solution for your tea packets. It keeps them neatly organized and in one place. I also found this beautiful one in a grey color if that is more suitable for your kitchen aesthetic.
Cosmetic Brush Pencil Holder
Another sustainable storage solution for makeup products are non-plastic containers and holders. This adorable holder would be perfect for your makeup brushes, concealers, mascaras or eye pencils. It has a beautiful mirrored bottom and “gorgeous” printed on the front! It is so fun and glam.
Wooden Drawer Dividers
Drawers can get messy really quickly without some sort of organizational system in place. I love drawer dividers as they are the perfect solution to keep your drawers tidy, provider structure, and make it much easier to maintain an organized drawer. Most of the drawer dividers on the market are made out of plastic, but I was determined to find a sustainable option that will last for years. These wooden drawer dividers are perfect for that! They are expandable and adjustable, easy to install and very well designed.
Let me know in the comments below if you plan on organizing and cleaning during this time! It’s a great distraction and I think it’s good for our mental health to do something productive while in quarantine!