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Eco-Friendly Home Organization

As a family of 5 in a 2 bedroom townhouse (long story short: moved in a month before I found out I was pregnant with #3 and he shares our bedroom. Thank goodness for a decent size Master Bedroom!), space and storage isn’t something we have a lot of! In our Master Bedroom, our closet has been the biggest disaster. It’s become known as the catch-all. Don’t know where something goes? Chances are it gets shoved in our closet.

Over the last 6 years that we’ve lived here, we’ve purged the closet of stuff several times, added some dressers & containers for clothes. But, no matter what we do, it becomes a mess again. We decided it was time to get organized for real this time and get our sons clothes organized in a way where he can start getting clothes on his own.

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I reached out to Way Basics to see if they would be able to help organize our closet. We were sent three of their Box Storage Cubes with Doors in yellow. My son is obsessed with yellow so I knew that he would love them! Beautiful colors & eco-friendly home organization? You can’t beat that!

Eco-Friendly Home Organization

So, who is Way Basics & what makes their storage cubes different? Their cubes are made from zBoards. I had never heard of that before but quickly found out that zBoards are sustainably made from recycled paper, are toxin free, 100% recyclable, 62% lighter than particle board and there is no added impact on landfills! 99% of the zBoards are from post-consumer recycled paper and don’t consume additional resources, like trees or water needed to make paper. All of that sounds great right? But, does THAT make for a strong and lasting product? I wasn’t sure but I was definitely intrigued and couldn’t wait to put it together. (You can read even more about zBoards and see a couple more videos HERE)

Eco-Friendly Home Organization

Another interesting fact: no tools are needed to put the cubes together! (I did need a screwdriver for the latch part of the door but the cube itself needs no tools.) Are you wondering  how a cube could possibly be put together without tools? Way Basics uses super-strong 3M brand adhesive strips that are super easy to use and make everything fit together nicely. See the fun video below for a demonstration!


Putting the cubes together wasn’t hard at all (especially after the first one. That one took about 12 minutes to put together but the other two only took 5 minutes each). Once all 3 cubes were assembled, I was able to put little pegs in the bottom of each one and then stack them on top of each other. The little pegs prevent them from sliding off of each other.

Eco-Friendly Home Organization

Adding them to our now cleaned out closet was a breeze. Having doors on each cube makes a lot of sense because even though we’re trying to be organized and keep everything nice, it’s great to be able to close the doors and not see a bunch of little underwear and socks 🙂

Eco-Friendly Home Organization

I would definitely use these cubes in other parts of our house too! My son’s play area could use some help, my older kid’s room needs some more storage, our homeschooling closet would also be a great place for some much needed storage.

Eco-Friendly Home Organization

Way Basics has many different cubes, in many sizes & colors. There are so many different places you can add them to your house & so many different ways you can configure them, too! Head on over to Way Basics and check out all their great products. Also, make sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest (lots of great pictures of Way Basics products in action) & Google+.

Eco-Friendly Home Organization

Where would you use Way Basics in your home? Would you chose a fun color or something more neutral?

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