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Erin | H&U
So, the dreaded Secret Santa tradition has come around again, either in the office or amongst your friends. The cheaply made, plastic junk and wasteful gag gifts just don’t appeal to you like they used to. I know you’d rather gift something a little more meaningful, and less harmful to the earth. By the way,...
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No kids’ party is complete without Pass the Parcel. It’s so exciting, that big gift being handed around, maybe the music will stop on you, maybe it won’t. That thrill of the unknown. Unfortunately, there is often so much waste associated with this otherwise fun-filled activity. The paper is almost always kept together with plastic...
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The Christmas cards trend has slowed a little over the past decade or so. The general population is becoming increasingly aware of the environmental cost of sending a flap of paper across the country to a relative, just for them to open it, read “Seasons greetings, Love Mum, Dad, the children and the dog,” and...
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Clutter clatter. A nifty little term, don’t you think? But what does it mean?   What is clutter clatter? Clutter clatter is all that noise, both mental and visual, that comes as a result of being surrounded by too many things. Imagine every single thing you own can speak, and is saying, “look at me!...
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When you’re trying to declutter, how often do you keep things “just in case“? I’ll keep that dress, just in case I’m invited to a cocktail party. I’ll keep that squash racquet, in case I take it up again in the future. I know I haven’t used that printer for a year, but I’ll keep...
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Are you wondering what the easiest way to transition to a zero waste lifestyle is? You probably know that you need to change some of the things you buy and use. Maybe even alter your behaviour a little. But where (and how) do you start? Don’t worry, it’s a lot easier than you think. Don’t...
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Now that autumn is hitting the Northern Hemisphere, I thought it would be a good time to share my recipe for warm spiced pear porridge. It’s such a lovely breakfast when it’s cold outside (or inside!). The bowl warms your hands and the meal warms you from your tum. I get most of my ingredients...
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Hands up who’s found some high quality, low or zero waste dog toys? Or, more broadly, just ways to entertain your pet? Sometimes it can be hard to provide for both your dog and the environment at the same time. Often you have to make concessions for one over the other. It’s a hard one,...
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The best decluttering tip I ever came across wasn’t actually a tip, it was a question. When I started decluttering, I did a lot of reading on how to make it easier and get it done faster. Since then, I’ve written tips on how to do it in big chunks, and even how to make...
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Have you finally overcome all the overwhelm of decluttering, only to realise that you now have to muster a heap of motivation to sell your stuff? When you first decide to downsize your possessions and sell the bulk of your stuff (or even just enough to get down to a manageable amount of things), it’s...
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