Top tips for reducing food waste and saving money

Food waste is a huge problem that not many people are talking about. More than one-third of all food produced globally is wasted or spoiled. In fact, food can be wasted before it is even sold.

For example, if fruit and veg are misshapen, marked, discoloured or oddly sized, there’s a chance they don’t meet customer standards. This results in them being thrown away before even leaving the farm or where they have been produced. Unfortunately, sometimes food goes off during transportation, which means it has to be discarded as it is not suitable to consume. 

People throwing away their food is one of the most common reasons for food waste, and over 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted every year. From not understanding the difference between best before and use by dates, to people overbuying, there is a lot of food waste that can easily be avoided.

Below are a few tips on how to reduce food waste and save money.

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How to dispose of your television

For many people, a television is one of the most used electrical appliances in their home. When you are getting a new one, because you fancy an upgrade or because your television has finally broken, you must dispose of the old one safely and effectively.

Below is our guide of how to dispose of your television, whether it is in working condition or broken.

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When’s the best time to hire a skip?

There’s never a bad time to hire a skip, but some times are better than others. All too often, householders leave it to the end of a DIY project to hire a skip and throw away all the rubbish.

But to get even better value out of your skip, hire it at the start of your work. This allows you to clear out your workspace so there are fewer obstacles, making it easier and safer for you to move around.

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House redecorating resolutions for 2020

The start of a new year is often a time when we start to pay more attention to the little jobs that need doing around the house.

You might notice winter damage you hadn’t already spotted – a loose roof tile or a leaking water pipe — and where there’s a risk of water getting into your property, it should be a priority to get it weather-proofed once again.

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House and Garden DIY Resolutions for 2020

A new year often feels like the time to get your house in order, both literally and figuratively.

If you’ve been putting off some big DIY tasks over the autumn and winter months, make it a priority to return to planning them and getting started in January.

Here are five house and garden DIY resolutions to make for New Year 2020, to help keep things on track as we move towards the spring and summer months.

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