Zero waste living sounds so complicated and impossible, doesn’t it? However, there are simple steps that will lead us in the right direction. Today, I want to share with you some of my favorites sustainable products from IKEA.

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What I love about these products is that they are reusable and plastic free.

Of course we would start by getting all the things organized. What a great alternative to plastic container. The RABBLA boxes and RABBLA box with compartments come in variety of sizes. Dress up the inside of your wardrobe or make your open storage solution more attractive. The soft fabric box with wooden bamboo lid create a warm and natural impression. Plus, they are made with recycled polyester.

Say no to disposable paper products, especially when you are home. Paper towels can easily be replaced with rags. The TEKLA “dish towels” is made with renewable material (cotton). They are inexpensive but with good quality, and they can be used over and over again.

Instead of recycling, think about reducing. Instead of buying bottles of water, you can use reusable ones. The KORKEN is great because the Tight-fitting stopper prevents leaks. It can go from your fridge to your bag and you will be ready to go.

Use a reusable, glass or stainless steel lunch containers. The EFTERFRÅGAD keeps food or soup warm for up to 6 hours. The IKEA 365+ glass container can help you stay fit and pack lunch in advance. They are made of oven-safe glass and can be used as an oven/serving dish. There is a great variety for the lids as well. You can choose from bamboo, silicone and glass.

Eliminate plastic bags once and for all. These two bags are made with natural products, sustainable and yet stylish. I like to use the KUNGSFORS when I go to grocery shopping and I pack all the produce in them. The AXELSÖ can be used on a daily bases to carry all kids related things + wallet or even pack a picnic.

There is nothing like a fresh, home made juice. They are nutritious and delicious. I love this IKEA 365+ pitcher. It is great to store juice, tea, flavored water, and is also suitable for hot drinks. With this simple change, you will stop buying the pre-packed juices and reduce plastic use.

Buy food in bulk or by weight. Stores like MOM’s Organic Market, Whole Foods and Sprouts sell grains, spices, granola, etc. by weight. You can even bring your KORKEN jar, weight it before you fill it up and just pay for the food. Say goodbye to overpacking.

Last, but not least the kids most wanted: rechargeable batteries! The STORHÖGEN battery charger with storage reduces waste and save money. This charger switches off when the batteries are fully charged so you can keep them there until you need them, with no worries about overheating. It can even be hung on the wall for out of the way storage. Don’t forget to get AAA LADA and AA LADA batteries.

I hope you enjoyed the tips! What are the small changes you are doing on your everyday life for a better and sustainable living?

Before you go, check out our other two posts from this series: 3 easy steps to create a home recycling station and Stay eco-friendly while decluttering your home.

Di is Organized

Ola! My name is Di Ter Avest. I was born in Brazil and moved to the USA in 2008. I am a wife, mother and professional organizer. I love all things organized and neat, but I also have a passion for nature, spending time with my beautiful family, cooking and creating all things beautiful on a budget. I am so happy that I am able to share all of my joys on my blog. I am the owner of Di is Organized and I hope you all check out my website. XO!

Written by Di is Organized

Ola! My name is Di Ter Avest. I was born in Brazil and moved to the USA in 2008. I am a wife, mother and professional organizer. I love all things organized and neat, but I also have a passion for nature, spending time with my beautiful family, cooking and creating all things beautiful on a budget. I am so happy that I am able to share all of my joys on my blog. I am the owner of Di is Organized and I hope you all check out my website. XO!

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