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Tuesday Morning Tidy: Organizing Without Plastic

As I mentioned in my 24 for 24 post last week, one of my intentions this year is to buy less plastic. Knowing that plastic ends up in the ocean and doesn't break down like other materials, I'm trying to look for other options when making my purchases.

Sometimes this is very easy--like buying a dozen eggs in cardboard rather than plastic. Or purchasing the cardboard half gallon of milk, rather than the plastic jug. I even bought popcorn kernels in a glass mason jar at the grocery store last week!

But when it comes to organizing, those pretty plastic containers seem to be the default.

Since making this goal, I've been trying to source organizing solutions that aren't plastic-based. It's great to see more bamboo, felt and woven options when you really look for them. Here are a few that offer both form and function:

I use this box as storage in my office, and its neutral color scheme would go with just about any decor.

On the other hand, if you're looking for something more colorful, the new Rifle Paper Co x Target line is out, and provides great non-plastic storage options.

This bamboo water bottle storage holder has been working well for us in one of our base cabinets.

This small business on Amazon creates wooden storage products that can be shipped and put together with minimal tools. This wine rack was easy to assemble, fit nicely under the cabinet and has held up well.

Almost all of the headband holders I found were pretty acrylic designs, but in hopes of avoiding more plastic, I ordered this option. The metal holder with wood base is still aesthetically pleasing, and functions just as well on a shelf in my closet!

When it comes down to it, there are lots of non-plastic organizing options if you seek them out. The wood, metal and fabric elements of just these few items I've shared provide a variety of textures and tones that look nice even if they're not tucked away in a cabinet. Now that I think to look beyond plastic, I'm finding all kinds of alternatives.

And, as always, happy organizing!

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