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Packing Up Properly – Penny Lynch

Packing Up Properly – Penny Lynch

Whether you wait until the 12th night, or you can’t wait to see the back of the Christmas decorations, taking them down should be done properly. In fact, you should put as much effort into taking them down as you took putting them up. Next Christmas you will thank yourself. Wrap your lights around a sturdy piece ...

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How To Shop For A Sustainable Christmas – Penny Lynch

How To Shop For A Sustainable Christmas – Penny Lynch

Buying environmentally friendly gifts for your friends and family can seem like a daunting challenge, but it really doesn’t need to be. Think pilates instructors, personal trainers, massage therapists, hair stylists, local artists, golf and tennis pros, local restaurants, local boutiques. All of whom can offer ...

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Reducing Waste This Christmas – Penny Lynch

Reducing Waste This Christmas – Penny Lynch

This might seem a month or so early but planning ahead is crucial. Give yourself time for a well prepared and considered festive season. Give presents in gift bags. That way you can reuse them again next year and save paper. Gifts don’t always have to be “things”. Give the gift of time spent doing activities or ...

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Cleaning Hacks – Penny Lynch

Cleaning Hacks – Penny Lynch

Stay on top of oven spills by placing a clean baking tray in the bottom of your oven and take it out to clean every time your lasagne seeps over the edge of it’s dish. The tops of kitchen cupboards can get very greasy, so lay sheets of newspaper on them to soak up the grease. When it’s time for a spring clean ...

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On-The-Go Lunches, without the plastic!

On-The-Go Lunches, without the plastic!

In addition to the health benefits of avoiding plastic containers and packaging for food and drink, there are the obvious environmental benefits gained by reducing the demand for plastic and choosing the more durable and sustainable glass or stainless steel option instead. Finding lunches that your loved ones will ...

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Ditch Plastic From Your Life!

Ditch Plastic From Your Life!

Now that we’ve completed another Plastic Free July, let’s take a minute to explore a few other ways of switching away from plastic. Say no to straws. If you do feel the need to use a straw, there are plenty of reusable alternatives on the market these days, from stainless steel to bamboo. Give up Gum. Chewing ...

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What’s in your dust? – Penny Lynch

What’s in your dust? – Penny Lynch

What is house dust made of? House dust isn't just dead skin cells! Dust is made up of a variety of components, from dirt, bacteria, pollen, pollutants, mould, animal dander, hair, fibres, insulation, decomposing spiders/insects/dust mites and their excrement, and not forgetting the dead skin cells that humans ...

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Houseplants For Health – Penny Lynch

Houseplants For Health – Penny Lynch

After the events of the last 12 months, we have seen an upsurge in the number of houseplants people are buying for their homes. This is mainly for the aesthetics that bringing a bit of nature into your home offers, but plants can offer health benefits too. NASA research scientists have proven that houseplants have ...

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The Utility Room/Area/Cupboard!

The Utility Room/Area/Cupboard!

A utility room is such a useful space to have in a home. Whether you’re lucky enough to have a dedicated room, an area carved out from another room, or even just a cupboard, these are always high traffic areas that get a lot of use, and making the space work for you is key to helping your home run smoothly. Make ...

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Forgotten Jobs Around The Home

Forgotten Jobs Around The Home

It’s easy to see when the dishes need washing or it’s time to do the laundry, but there are plenty of other household chores that need to be done regularly, that aren’t always so obvious. Clean the coils on your fridge - Over time the coils at the back of your fridge collect dust and dirt, reducing the efficiency ...

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