In between homemaking, gardening, cooking and family-raising I also dabble a bit in furniture making.
Pretty cool, huh? I built this! Well.. kind of.. I assembled it.
When we recently moved we decided not to bring anything plastic. We already made the transition away from paper towels long ago, so this was the next step. This has two benefits:
- It’s eco-friendly
- It just looks a whole lot nicer.
We wanted a pretty piece to hold and display everything we need to dine. Our kitchen is small and doesn’t have a lot of counter or storage space. We went to Sauder.com because buying online meant we could compare a whole bunch of pieces and find the one that worked best for us. It didn’t take me long to find the perfect accessory for our kitchen. Within days our 150 pound piece of furniture arrived (thank you delivery guy for your help!). Within 24 hours I had assembled the whole thing by myself with just a bit of help from my husband.
To match our eco-friendly lifestyle Sauder was a pretty easy decision:
- Sauder is a privately held, third-generation, family-run business. Sustainable products for a sustainable future
- Sauder is environmentally conscious. Many Sauder products are manufactured with engineered wood — a composite of high-quality trimmings and post-milling leftovers.
- Sauder converts residual sawdust into electricity with its very own cogeneration plant. And any remaining wood waste provides a variety of sustainable uses, such as animal bedding.
- Nearly 40% of Sauder’s power is generated by converting manufacturing waste into energy.
- Sauder products and packaging are made from up to 97 percent recycled material. Sauder Woodworking Co. domestic facilities are licensed fabricators of panels certified by Composite Panel Association (CPA).
Anyway, I wanted to show you how we keep our practically plastic-free kitchen organized and also get a bit of advice from you.
The dish set was from my grandfather and I absolutely adore it. I do realize that we’re bound to lose a few pieces of the set since I let my children use it, but I actually prefer that to having them sit in a cabinet unused. We don’t have a lot of storage space to spare and I’d like to think that he’d appreciate knowing how much use we get out of them!
Mason jars for cold drinks. EcoJarz from Mighty Nest for hot drinks. All of the caps are interchangeable and we cycle these through as storage containers as well.
Inexpensive tea towels. I bought the ones on the left in bulk on the cheap. [Above that is our Veev, even our alcohol is eco-friendly! I’ll be sharing all about Veev next week, so stay tuned for that ;)]
No paper towels here. We use Skoy Clothes for wiping up messes and inexpensive wash clothes for just about everything else! When those get dingy they get downgraded to the messier jobs like cleaning floors or bathrooms.
Silverware and metal straws. And.. our only piece of plastic so far is our silverware holder.
That’s where I need your advice, what do you recommend I use to keep our silverware drawer organized? Leave me a comment and let me know if you have any advice for plastic-free organization!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.