"Naturally, in a tiny home, you're going to have fewer belongings," admits Whitney Leigh Morris, a small-space lifestyle consultant who lives in L.A. But sharing a 400-square-foot home with her growing family of three has led to another layer of minimalism: Buying fewer, better, more sustainable items to truly lessen their impact on the planet.
It's a principle that Morris puts into practice for the things that get to share this space with them, from small toys to bigger purchases. Before buying something, she asks:
- Was it produced ethically?
- Are the materials sustainable?
- Is it designed to last a long time, and at the end of its life, can this be repurposed, recycled, or reused in any way?
Their Avocado Green mattress, for instance—which is made using natural, sustainable, and certified organic materials, without costing a fortune—won't take on wear and tear as quickly as other mattresses, which last for seven to 10 years and still come at a high price.
So in our second of three Snooze Series videos below (check out the first one here!), we peek into Morris' nightly skin and body care routine, which has been pared down with help from this low-waste philosophy.