I always love examples of how people are thinking outside the box—especially when it comes to finding creative ways to live simply and intentionally. These ladies are absolutely doing that! Prepare to be inspired.
Zero Waste Home: I started adopting some of the zero waste methods that Bea Johnson talks about in her blog and book a few months ago. Her family of four only produce one mason jar of trash per year using the five R’s (refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, rot)! We haven’t reduced our trash to a mason jar, but have way less trash and recycling overall. I’ve found that some groceries are more expensive without packaging so we’re learning to ease into a less wasteful lifestyle. Over time, I plan to try more sustainable alternatives like using a metal safety razor, beeswax wraps instead of plastic wrap, bamboo toothbrushes, and more!
Trash is for Tossers: Lauren Singer is also a super inspiring zero-waster! She recently started a package free store in New York City. I love that she’s working to make zero-waste living more possible.
Seasons + Salt: I am continually impressed with how she crafts her wardrobe with so much intent and simplicity and I especially appreciate her list of ethical retailers and designers! It’s always helpful to see how she’s thinking outside the box.
Slow Your Home: I’ve been enjoying this podcast by Brooke McAlary about living a slower, simple life as a family of four. Brooke and her husband share their experiences in a fun, lighthearted way!
Amira Made: I stumbled across her blog through Instagram a while back and have really enjoyed her thoughts on simplicity, adventure, and curating her tiny apartment in Turkey. I love her beautiful, simple kitchen! Gotta say, owning less and using a white/neutral color palette goes a long way in making any space seem airy and peaceful—her photos definitely prove it!