Household items.

There are so many things that bring nostalgia to us from our childhood and other things that just make you cringe at the memory of them. As Team Luz got together to discuss the different items that we all had in our upbringings, we questioned if we had the same childhood after discovering all the similarities in our Latinx homes. Take a walk down memory lane with us as we remember all the things you probably had in your home as well!


Home Interior Decor

Does anyone else wonder why none of these decorations had people of color in their frames but yet our moms loved to decorate the home with them? Totally canceled in our books but still a memory worth sharing.

Framed painting.

Source: Gigi Wagner Pinterest

So many religious symbols

Whether it was la Virgen de Guadalupe, a cross, or a print of the Last Supper hanging in your dining room, you knew walking into a Latinx home that you were protected and maybe even closer to heaven. Between the free calendar of the virgencita obtained at the local mercado and your abuelas constant praying, it felt like church was always at home.

Virgen de Guadalupe

Source: MexGrocer

Plastic bags under the sink

Reuse, reduce, recycle – it’s always been a lifestyle for Latinos and this one we’re pretty proud to claim. Mom kept all the grocery store bags to reuse and I don’t know if it’s just me but my mom would sometimes wash any disposable plates and utensils. Talk about being environmentally friendly to the max!

Plastic bags in a reusable bag.

Source: Reddit User u/Nickthequick303

An obscene amount of oversized wood furniture

Why? We don’t know but we kind of miss it now. Would we trade our cheap IKEA or Rooms to Go furniture? Probably not, but the memories of seeing all the crystal dishes that we never used or the fake flower arrangements covered in dust as a centerpiece do sure bring us nostalgic memories

Wood furniture.

Source: Estate Sales

Plastic-covered dining tables

As soon as mom got that new dining table she would cover it with plastic. No special occasion was worthy of removing it and even then we were expected to use table place mats.

Plastic dining table cover.

Source: Balsa Circle

Crushed soda cans waiting to be recycled

If soda made it to that week’s grocery list you could be sure you’d be crushing those cans by the end of the week. Dad was ready to take them to recycle for 5 cents a piece. The struggle was real and your parents got every penny they could!

Crushed soda cans.

Source: Hip2Save

Fabuloso

A house was not clean until you had mopped every corner with Fabuloso. Actually it wasn’t clean until you could walk out into your driveway and smell that Fabuloso. But what do we purchase as adults to clean? That’s right, Fabuloso. A nostalgic scent.

Bottle of Fabuloso.

Source: JC Sales

Tupperware

Most of us grew up with Tupperware in our home. They were a staple in our mamá’s kitchen and we knew better than to borrow or lose any of them! As grown-ups we might visit our mom only to find the same items in her kitchen! Really has us wondering what these containers are made out of.

Tupperware stacked on top of one another.

Source: Main Home Design

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