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The Green Guide To Decluttering

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  Many of us are guilty of buying too much and collecting stuff we rarely use. If you’re planning to get rid of clutter, or it has been years since you last had a clear-out, here’s your green guide to decluttering. Deciding what you want to keep and embracing upcycling The first step of decluttering…

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How To Get Started With Upcycling

upcycled chairs

  Upcycling is the process of taking old items such as furniture and sprucing it up to make it look new again. There are many benefits to doing this, including the fact that it’s fun, allows you to create unique items, and it’s good for the environment – with more items being upcycled that means…

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Top 4 Simple Ways To Create A Greener Home

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  An eco-friendly home does not only contribute to the health of the planet; it can also save you a lot of money in the long run. Here are the top four simple ways to create a greener home. Use water judiciously A complete eco-friendly culture involves taking a holistic approach, including being serious about…

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The Green’s New Year’s Eco Resolutions

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  Around this time each year, I start thinking about my new year’s resolutions. Unlike most people, they tend not to focus around going to the gym, giving up vices or changing my eating habits. I like to think about all the things I can do to make life more sustainable. I’ve been doing this…

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How To Be More Eco-Conscious In Your Home

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  The recent pandemic has bought home to us how we are all connected with nature. During the first lockdown, we read stories of pollution reducing, air clearing and of the environment looking better. It inspired many people to want to make positive changes. Here are some tips on how you can be more eco-conscious…

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How to Clean your Home the Eco Friendly Way – and Why you Should!

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  Take a look at your household cleaning products – how many have you got? If you’re anything like the average household, you’ll have products to clean the floor, one to clean the bathtub, another for the kitchen sink, specialized ones for countertops, formulas for glass, different ones for polishing wooden furniture, and yet more…

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10 Upcycling Ideas to Transform Your Garden

upcycling in the garden

  If you really want to add a unique flair to your garden, try decorating it yourself with repurposed household items. You can also find many practical uses for recycled material such as old piping and wood pallets. If you want to freshen up your patio. You could also try refurbishing old furniture. Upcycling is…

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Encouraging Yourself To Spend More Time In The Garden

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  I don’t know about you, but during lockdown, I’ve definitely spent more time in the garden. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for years, but somehow work gets in the way. I usually feel a bit bad about this. All the ‘shoulds’, ‘oughts’ and ‘musts’ pile up – I should be growing more…

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Making the Most of A Large Outdoor Space

how to make the most of a large piece of land

  A home with a lot of outdoor space is a wonderful thing. And I’ve been increasingly grateful for our ‘war garden’, here at home. Our house was built in 1936 and it was the done thing back then to have a long garden to grow food. By having a large space, yes, it’s more…

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