What's love got to do with it?
Marie Kondo is totally viral and everyone has started this year off Tidying Up. She is exposing loads of humans to the importance of caring for your space. That being said, I have noticed there really is no discussion on where any of that stuff goes. To be honest, that is something I have really struggled with and it has weighed heavily on my heart, given the line I work i’m in.
When you decide to purchase something, you are committing to taking care of it. The more you own, the more you have to take care of. With all this “Tidying Up” happening, it seems to me that there is a lack of knowledge and awareness around where all that sh*t you are getting rid of goes. It can be super overwhelming and honestly most of the time it just feels easier to take the approach, “out of sight, out of mind.” However, as you may know, that isn’t how it goes. There is no away. Everything goes somewhere. You’re responsible for everything you bring into your home, and everything you take out. That is why it is so important, that you take your time when you are acquiring items. Make sure you truly LOVE it. Not because it is on trend this season, but because it does truly bring you joy. More than that, when you take the time consume products that are sustainable and earth friendly, you are empowering yourself as a consumer!
I am here to make your life easier. I have partnered with my girl Friday, the Sustainability Concierge, to make this information on how to get rid of things more accessible. We are going to start sharing tips + tools monthly to give you the information you need to make the best possible choices! From the best products to buy, to easy tips and tricks that will make your space more sustainable and earth conscious.
As you move forth into the Hallmark holiday "Valentine’s Day” I want to share some really important information about how you can be more sustainable and earth friendly in how you give love to yourself and others this month!
Use paper confetti or flowers to decorate a space! Seriously, NO Glitter! Glitter is plastic and it can not be cleaned up. Please don't buy glitter things.
Buy bubbles instead of balloons! Balloons are pretty, but they are a environmental disaster.
Use flowers, herbs, or citrus fruit as a way to provide scent. Valentines day is full of unnecessarily scented things. Avoid anything with fragrance. Smelly things often contain phthalates, which are endocrine disruptors (very bad for you). The phthalate is what keeps the scent "sticky" or long lasting. High quality essential oils can also provide scent, but don't go overboard - they are very concentrated.