Almost every home in the UK has a fridge, a freezer, or a combined fridge-freezer – according to a 2018 Euromonitor report cited by the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances, 96% of us have at least one of those.Continue reading How can you dispose of a fridge-freezer?
Disposing of bulky items can get expensive, but there are ways to avoid the extra costs involved with getting rid of old furniture like sofas and settees.Continue reading What are your options when disposing of a sofa?
Leftover paint is worth keeping around for a while, in case you need to touch up any scuffs, stains or filled-in spots on the wall.Continue reading How do you properly dispose of paint?
Mattresses are big, bulky and awkward to handle – if you’ve ever had a mattress delivered, transported one yourself or even just tried to turn the mattress on your bed, you’ll know how heavy and uncooperative they can be.Continue reading Can you put a mattress in a skip?
April can be a busy month in the garden – the clock change means more daylight in the evenings at long last, while the weather can be a mix of sunshine and showers that comes as both a challenge and as the kickstart for all kinds of flowers to come into bloom.
Whether you see it as a challenge or a chore, recycling food packaging waste is a growing part of everyday life for most households.
Nearly all households recycle plastics at home and many of us have become much more aware of how many plastic bags we use since the charge for single-use carrier bags came into force – but how many of us have thought about bread bag recycling before?
Let’s be honest, we all love making New Year’s resolutions, although we’re not always so good at sticking to them. Here are some that you can hopefully make a long-term part of your life, and how they can save you money month after month.
1. Shop smarter
If you always buy everything from one shop or supermarket, take the time to try some of the others near you – you’ll be amazed at the differences in price for identical items, especially in discount stores and £1 shops.
If you’ve ever had a turkey sandwich on Boxing Day, you’ve already done some Christmas recycling of sorts, but with so many materials and so much extra Christmas waste, what else can be saved, reused or recycled over the festive season?
At a time when we’re all trying to do more to protect the environment, a national celebration of burning things and sending explosions skywards is probably not the most eco-friendly date on the calendar – in fact, November 5th is one of the worst nights of the year for air pollution.
However, there are steps you can take to reduce your personal impact on the amount of harmful smoke released into the atmosphere, without having to abandon the festivities completely – here are a few ideas.