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How to reduce air pollution – three simple ways
Friday, 18 Nov, 2016 – 7:47 | Comments Off on How to reduce air pollution – three simple ways
How to reduce air pollution – three simple ways

One of the things I love most about working from home is that I no longer have to commute.
This does have its downside however!

The Happy Healthy Home by Filter Buy launches today
Thursday, 17 Nov, 2016 – 6:44 | Comments Off on The Happy Healthy Home by Filter Buy launches today
The Happy Healthy Home by Filter Buy launches today

I was invited to submit my contribution to a book that is being launched today called “The Happy Healthy Home.”
Tara, who contacted me said “We consider you to be an expert on the subject and …

Why you should regularly sweep your chimney
Tuesday, 23 Aug, 2016 – 11:58 | Comments Off on Why you should regularly sweep your chimney
Why you should regularly sweep your chimney

Wood burning fires are a classic and timeless part of any rustic home aesthetic but if they aren’t properly maintained they can become dangerous.

Tips for finding a reputable asbestos removal company
Sunday, 19 Jul, 2015 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Tips for finding a reputable asbestos removal company
Tips for finding a reputable asbestos removal company

I have to admit it. I’m a bit of a closet ‘Homes under the hammer’ fan.
And I can’t begin to tell you how much I’ve learned since tuning into this series on iPlayer.

14 ways to reduce indoor air pollution
Monday, 30 Mar, 2015 – 11:39 | Comments Off on 14 ways to reduce indoor air pollution
14 ways to reduce indoor air pollution

As you know, we run a couple of woodburners here at Chez Green, and although I wouldn’t swap them for the world, they DO produce a lot of dust and dirt.
Which is why I’m getting …

5 toxins to avoid in your cleaning products
Monday, 12 Jan, 2015 – 8:48 | Comments Off on 5 toxins to avoid in your cleaning products
5 toxins to avoid in your cleaning products

Many conventional household cleaners contain a bewildering array of chemicals. Some are safe and some are best avoided.
There are hundreds of chemicals in daily use and here are 5 of the most common which you …

How to use essential oils without an oil burner
Monday, 1 Dec, 2014 – 10:29 | Comments Off on How to use essential oils without an oil burner
How to use essential oils without an oil burner

One of the easiest ways to benefit from essential oils is by using an oil burner. But what if you want to use oils and DON’T have a burner? Or you don’t want to use one because you have young children around that could get hurt by a naked flame? Today I’m sharing seven ways to use essential oils in your home without the need for a specialised burner!

Eco friendly laundry products
Thursday, 6 Nov, 2014 – 10:06 | Comments Off on Eco friendly laundry products
Eco friendly laundry products

We’re airing our dirty laundry for this week’s Change the World Wednesday challenge!
Most people have their favourite laundry products – usually determined by smell and how effective they are.

Keeping Your Home Safe: The Dangers You Don’t See
Tuesday, 5 Aug, 2014 – 14:51 | Comments Off on Keeping Your Home Safe: The Dangers You Don’t See
Keeping Your Home Safe: The Dangers You Don’t See

Many of us spend time safeguarding our homes from obvious dangers, such as trailing wires, faulty sockets and broken furniture, but there are many invisible dangers that are not obviously apparent.
These include chemicals and gases …

How to save money and reduce your carbon footprint
Friday, 9 May, 2014 – 4:34 | Comments Off on How to save money and reduce your carbon footprint
How to save money and reduce your carbon footprint

I don’t know about you, but when the weather starts to get better, it gets me thinking about home improvements.
I’m not talking about spring cleans, painting and decorating, but making our home more energy efficient.