Recycling bins

It is estimated that more than 43% of all the collected waste in the United Kingdom is recycled, broken down or used for compost. What is more, household recycling in the country has increased by more than 230% only during the first decade of the 21st century. Municipalities in the UK throw a great deal of money and effort into recycling. But household recycling is like a coin – it has two sides. It comes with both benefits and downsides and now we will explore each of the sides of this coin. (more…)

A high-rise block of flats

Living in a high-rise flat has its pros and cons. If you are lucky, you will enjoy a stunning view and lots of different amenities. The main downsides of living in such a building include noise, little privacy and the lack of a garden or any outdoor space. Things can get even more challenging if you decide to declutter your high-rise home. If you are planning to get rid of your old sofa, for instance, you must prepare to deal with:

  • Narrow corridors;
  • Full lifts;
  • Angry neighbours;

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Garden Tools

Keeping a nice small vegetable or flower garden still requires quite a bit of time. One of the biggest problems for homeowners is maintaining their gardens clutter and waste-free. So, here are some basic tips that can help you achieve the results that you are hoping for, without investing too much of your time or energy into the process. (more…)

Old Furniture

When you live at one and the same place for an extended period of time, you are more than likely to accumulate a vast quantity of unnecessary items. Among those, outdated furniture, clothes that no longer fit you or are simply out of fashion, and broken down appliances take up the most space and tend to create clutter. And clutter, as we all know very well, is the enemy of the comfortable home. There are a number of ways in which you can get rid of all those unwanted occupants of your house. Here are some of the most efficient among those. (more…)

Old mattresses

Everything has an expiry date and so does your mattress. That is also true for mattresses which have not been used heavily and for those that are maintained in a spotless condition. People who sleep on an old mattress that is in desperate need to be sent to the landfill are exposed to a number of risks. A mattress that is no longer in a good condition can greatly harm your:

  • Body posture
  • Overall health
  • Goodnight sleep

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Christmas Presents

Christmas is approaching and the holiday spirit will soon sweep across the country. Preparing for the merriest holiday of the year usually includes picking a nice Xmas tree, buying gifts and decorating your home. This year, however, you should also add decluttering to that list. Yes, spending hours cleaning up your house right before Christmas may not sound very jolly but it will enable you to:

  • Spend the holidays in a more pleasant environment
  • Make some extra room for the presents you will get
  • Welcome the New Year the right way

Just don’t leave this task for the very last moment because it may kill your holiday mood. (more…)

Water Can

Water is a very precious resource, regardless of the fact that we seem to rarely think about it that way. Every day we tend to waste water in our homes in a variety of ways – from the manner we wash the dishes to showering habits to, probably the greatest waste of all – watering the garden. When talking about the last task mentioned, there are actually pretty handy and easy ways in which you can actually start spending much less water, while still having a perfectly well tended vegetable or flower garden. All you need to do is make a few adjustments. (more…)

If you are fortunate enough to live in a house that has even a small garden attached to it, you know that this can be both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, having a beautiful garden with well arranged flower beds is an appealing idea. Or if you have the chance to grow your own vegetables. But on the other hand, having a garden is something very demanding, especially if you want to keep it in a good shape at all times. Gardening is a hobby that requires much attention to detail and more often than not – persistence. (more…)

Old air conditioning unit

If you look around your home, you will probably find at least one appliance that has been broken for years or which you have stopped using for one reason or another. In most of the cases, people decide to keep some of their old appliances just in case their new ones break or they simply don’t know what to do with them. The most common categories of appliances which we tend to keep when we really need to let go of include:

  • Fridges
  • Dishwashers
  • Washing machines
  • Air conditioners
  • Ovens

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Freshly repainted wooden window

Wooden windows are beautiful and add charm to any property. Their only downside is that they suffer from the natural elements and require periodic repainting in order to protect the wood from decaying. If the time has come for you to repaint your windows but have never handled such a task, keep reading because we will turn your attention towards a step-by-step tutorial. (more…)