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Erin | H&U
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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So, you know you want a minimalist capsule wardrobe. You may have even created your own style guide, and gone so far as to make a capsule wardrobe from what you already own. But you noticed certain wardrobe essentials that you’re missing. Items you’d like to include in your base wardrobe. You’ve also been reluctant...
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If you can’t kick your shopping addiction, your house will never be organised. You will never feel happy or free. You probably won’t achieve many of the goals that you set, if you even set any. It’s that simple. By constantly bringing new things into the house, you’re keeping yourself in a cycle of buying,...
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So, you’re at a loss when it comes to gift ideas for children. You’ve just been invited to a friend’s child’s birthday party. You have no idea what a 1 year old could possibly need, and even less idea what the 12 year olds are classing as ‘hip’ these days. Alternatively, you’re a close relative...
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This post on how to reduce plastic waste is a follow-up to another – Stop using plastic! Here’s the most effective way. The first post discussed the importance of mindset and awareness when it comes to reducing your plastic waste, and I offered steps on how to develop the right mindset. Without it, you won’t...
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How do I stop using plastic? It’s everywhere! It would seem that plastic is unavoidable in this day and age, and to tell the truth, you do have to work a little to avoid it. But the payoff is pretty high, and you end up with much nicer looking things. Not to mention a happier...
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Don’t you want to be that enigmatic, refined, focused person who actually keeps their New Years’ resolution? Every year, many millions of people make resolutions, and many millions of people don’t keep them. For one simple reason: they don’t prepare for it. Think about it. Going on a trip? You prepare by selecting and paying...
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