It’s clear from this picture—and from any other picture of our apartment—that we’re definitely not minimalists in aesthetic. We like color, and we like stuff.
Erin Boyle’s Simple Matters really opened our eyes to what happens to our stuff after we donate it and how the best thing to do is often to not buy the thing in the first place. You can check out more of her work here.
Some of the ways we’ve found to recycle specific items are Marine Layer’s Re-Spun program for reusing T-shirts, Brass’s Clean Out Bag for recycling all textiles, and TerraCycle, which offers boxes to recycle any number of products. Also, if you live in NYC, safe disposal events are a great way to get rid of toxic household waste. H&M stores throughout the country accept textile donations in all conditions for recycling.
If you missed our episode about learning patience in purchasing, you can check it out here.
Jordan has started using the Marie Kondo folding method for her clothes to better see what she has and avoid buying duplicates.
These are the towels we just bought from Helen Milan. Because they’re solid, dark colors, we’re hoping they look nice longer than our white towels did, and we already know the linen is more absorbent than the cotton was. Helen Milan curates “earth-friendly goods from small-batch makers,” which qualifies under Jordan’s faux spending ban.