Eco-friendly ways to gift wrap Christmas presents

Wrapping Christmas presents

As awareness of plastic and non-recyclable packaging becomes more prominent, conscious consumers are looking for different ways to reduce single-use waste. Each Christmas the UK throws away enough wrapping paper to stretch around the world nine times!  (Source: The Telegraph). Wrapping paper with glitter or foil decoration can’t be recycled so has to go into general waste, so it might look great but goes straight in the bin after use. Take a look at some alternative ways to wrap or present your presents and do your bit to help save the environment!

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Top tips for saving money this Christmas

Christmas presents

If you’re exceptionally organised and have already got your Christmas presents and most of your Christmas meal sorted, well done! However if you’ve still got loads to buy and are looking for ways to stretch your budget, take a look at these tips to help you become a savvy shopper.

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10 tips to stay healthy this autumn and winter

Tea and fruit in winter

With the dark nights and cold weather in the autumn and winter months, staying healthy (or trying to be) can become a chore. We can also feel more lethargic in these months so it’s important to keep our energy levels up to help ward off cold and flu viruses. Find out some of the ways you can plough through these months and get a warm winter glow!

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7 tips for drying clothes indoors

Clothes drying on clothes airer

During the cold and blustery autumn and winter months, drying clothes outside becomes much more difficult. If you have a tumble dryer, clothes drying is less of a hassle, with the exception that most of your clothes can actually go in the dryer. However if you don’t own a tumble dryer, drying clothes indoors on racks and radiators is your only option. Take a look at our tips for drying clothes indoors.

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7 time-saving baking hacks

Baking tools and essentials

If you’re a fan of a certain baking show, these hacks can help you in the process of creating some showstoppers! As half-term is also around the corner, you can whip up some treats with your family and show what a baking pro you are.

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10 ways to reduce your plastic waste

Plastic waste

You’ve probably seen the headlines about the huge amount of plastic waste (approximately ten million tonnes) that ends up in our oceans each year. This single-use plastic is harmful to marine life and has a devastating impact on the environment. Take a look at some of the steps we can take to reduce our personal plastic footprint.

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Gardening tasks to do for autumn

Autumn gardening tools and equipment

As the weather starts to become colder and more autumnal, it’s important to prep and tidy your garden. No matter how big or small your garden is, taking steps to prepare it for winter will ultimately help it look its best when spring comes around! Learn more about maintaining your garden for the coming months.

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7 tasks to help declutter your home

Tidy living room

Decluttering the home is a job we tend to put off mostly because it requires time and a lot of effort. However as we are at the start of autumn, it’s the perfect time to put away spring and summer items you won’t be using for the next few months and tidy up areas that are particularly messy. Find out tips on what you can do with clutter and items you no longer use.

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