(Re)Purposeful Organization

(Re)Purposeful Organization

By Stephanie Seferian

We often think the solution to our household woes lies in better organization, but marketing pros have commercialized tidiness. "Getting organized" often entails purchasing plastic totes and baskets: Before we know it, we've spent boatloads of money to put order to the stuff we're storing. Desk organizers, drawer dividers, specialized hangers, oh my: When we talk about living our best lives with less, we're also talking about living with fewer commercialized organization "systems". If you're looking for motivation to flex your repurposing and organizational muscles this episode is for you. Today I speak with hospitality and organizing expert Leslie Lehr about stylish organization that goes beyond plastic bins and containers. She's on the show to offer her best repurposing tips (that also happen to be quite simple!) for common household items. Here's a preview: [8:45] Exactly where plastic bins and baskets fall short for both organizing and decor [14:30] Evaluating alternate uses for glassware and vases [16:00] How to take a ho-hum shoebox and make it aesthetically pleasing [19:30] Practical reuses for spice jars, plus: the many uses of Mason jars [24:00] Sentimental bowls, trays, and other houseware items: How to incorporate heirlooms into your seasonal decor   Resources mentioned: Episode #120: Innovative repurposing jars for mason jars Leslie on Instagram  Join our (free!) community here Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube  Email me and say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com or leave a voicemail at (857) 264-1967 (US and Canada listeners only) -- Thank you to our sponsors! Skillshare: Visit skillshare.com/sustainable for your first month free KiwiCo: Get your first month on any crate line free at kiwico.com/sustainablekiwi   Our Sponsors:* Thank you to LifeStraw! https://lifestraw.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sustainable-minimalists/exclusive-content
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