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Use the cold weather to control moths naturally

Any fellow knitters out there? Anyone who likes the feeling of natural wool fibers, or who owns a sheepskin? If you have anything made of wool there is always a risk that tiny little moths can destroy it. Moths are tricky to get rid of and can ruin a yarn stash or sock drawer in a horribly quick time. If …

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Lidl bargain veg boxes – what you can get for £1.50

I’m always on the hunt for a bargain and I pretty much base my weekly shop on what is in the reduced section. When Lidl started to introduce £1.50 fruit and veg boxes it made me very happy indeed. Not only are they radically reducing the waste they produce they are making my weekly shop healthier and cheaper. I’ve bought …

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Countdown to Cosy – Plan Gifting for Free

This is an excerpt from the Low Waste Christmas Workbook. It’s packed full of ideas that will help you have an ethical and sustainable holiday. Free Gifts These are some ideas for gifts that won’t cost you anything except time. They may mean you can stretch your budget a bit further, can add to the bought items, can delay the …

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Have a Buy Nothing Day and make do instead

I used to do my food shop every Monday. I had it down to a fine art, roughly planning what we were going to need for the week then getting totally distracted by the reduced section and replanning it all 🙂 This month I’ve tried going an extra day before doing the food shop. That food for the extra day …

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Save money, eat like a king and save food waste with Too Good To Go

Too Good To Go is a free app that saves good food from waste.  Anywhere that sells food often has delicious goodies left at the end of the day. Too Good To Go helps you find those tasty treats at a bargain price. You don’t get much of a choice, you get a ‘magic bag’ which could contain anything from …

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Top tips for buying secondhand – Guest post by Holly Foat

This guest post is by a Holly Foat who combines bargain hunting with living more sustainably. I’ve been super busy running upcycling workshops away from home so I really appreciate her help writing for less-stuff. Holly also writes for the very brilliant No Serial Number magazine. If you are interested in design and sustainability check it out for articles and …

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How changing a lightbulb can make a huge sustainable difference

This post is about the changes that IKEA has made to be more sustainable. We can use their ideas in our homes to save money too by reducing, reusing and repairing. Read on for more ideas to make sustainability easy. Reduce costs and change the bulbs IKEA only sell LED bulbs now and their stores are lit by LEDs or …

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Eco Ways to Save Money – Guest post from The Money Shed

This is from Jon over at The Money Shed – The UK’s largest community website dedicated to earning money from home and he’s got some amazing knowledge about Eco ways to save money! Eco Ways to Save Money Saving money is hard enough to do, so what if you want to do your bit for the environment but are worried …

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Sourcing Your Food in a Sustainable Way: Guest Post from Green & Growing

Sustainable agriculture is important because utilizing farming techniques that help protect our environment as well as community, animals and the public is what will help keep our current system going and ensure that farming is a lucrative career. It is also important that we care for the earth and live a lifestyle that helps maintain this sustainability. Finding ways to …

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Ethical Fashion Shopping at Clarks Village in Somerset

What is ethical shopping? Ethical shopping can include a whole variety of things. It is very personal what matters to you. For me, I want to be sure that the people who made my clothes were paid a decent wage and treated kindly. If you are vegan, it might be important to you that the company you buy from sells …

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Hiring a Bristol Yo Bike – is it cheaper than the gym?

This is about my first adventure with a Yo Bike. I do own a pushbike. It was my present to myself on my 40th birthday and it was built by the very lovely John the Bike who is no longer with us.  He measured my legs, looked at how I used a bike and carefully sourced me loads of second …