One of the biggest challenges my family has run into in our quest toward a more sustainable lifestyle is living with less “stuff.” Sure, we’ve seriously cut back our purchasing and do a whole lot better at only buying what we need and trying to buy products that are used or green. But the issue has been figuring out what to do with all the stuff we already have that’s just creating clutter.
We live in small spaces, so we’ll clean up, only to find ourselves with another mess a few hours later. Pieces that serve double duty like this storage ottoman from Gaiam are what we’ll be looking for from now on. And for just $50 apiece on sale, we could actually afford to put a couple of these in the living room to help us curb the clutter.
Why It’s Green:
- Made of BacBac leaf, a fast-growing, bark-like fiber
Price: $49.99 (on sale from $129) (aff)