Creating a Sustainable Kitchen with Self-Storage

Admin | April 30, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

Ready to go a bit more green and save the planet a bit at a time? Uncle John’s RV Storage in Bonney Lake, WA, has some ideas for creating a sustainable kitchen with self-storage. Take your recycling and composting efforts to the next level with some of our tips. 


So, what are we waiting for? Let’s get green! 


First, Minimize

The first thing to do if you’re looking to create a sustainable kitchen is to downsize. Kitchen space is already at a premium, and moving your excess items into a storage unit can free up valuable space in your kitchen.

The less you have in your kitchen, the easier it will be to create a more sustainable lifestyle, so take anything you’re not using regularly and place it in storage for use in your home or for giving away later.


Second, Eliminate Single-Use Items

Although they can be convenient, single-use things like disposable plates and silverware can be incredibly wasteful and damaging to the environment. 

Consider using dishes and cookware that will last. It may be a bit more expensive for nice plates or a cast-iron skillet, but these items will last generations and will be much healthier for the earth than single-use plastics and other items.


Use Reusable Items In Your Kitchen

Another great idea is to use items that you can reuse or repurpose in your kitchen. Mason jars can make for great drinking glasses. Glass yogurt cups can be perfect for storing small food items or spices.

Be sure to use reusable dish towels rather than single-use paper towels. You may be doing a bit more laundry but mother earth will thank you! 

 Rather than using single-use plastic bags at the grocery store or other shopping outlets, invest in an eco-friendly tote or reusable grocery bag, and remember to bring it when you head out to go shopping.

If you have more items than you can store in your kitchen, Uncle John’s has storage in Bonney Lake where you can keep everything safe and sound until you need to get it from self-storage.


Reduce Food Waste

The last tip for creating a sustainable kitchen is to reduce food waste. Rather than cutting pieces off vegetables, like the tops of carrots, keep them and use them as compost for a vegetable garden. 

Plan meals according to your needs, and always save leftovers for the next meal. Avoid processed foods and cook from scratch as often as you can.

Not only is reducing food waste good for the environment, but it’s also great for your family to appreciate home cooking and learn to appreciate leftovers and the benefits of eating meals at home together rather than going out for fast food.

Store Whatever You Have Left At Uncle John’s Bonney Lake RV Storage

A big part of minimizing and creating a sustainable kitchen is simply planning. 

As you go through your kitchen and minimize and get ready to follow these other tips, you may find things you don’t need in your kitchen all the time but that you still need. Uncle John’s is perfect for storage, so call us at 360-761-7178 to hear how we can help with your RV and self-storage needs.