People who make their homes eco-friendlier usually find they cost less to run too. It has to be an added bonus if you are helping the planet and saving money at the same time. Many people do not know where to start with making their house more eco-friendly though, so here are a few tips to help you. Here are some simple steps to an eco-friendly house anyone can follow: Be More Energy Efficient The less energy you use, the less has to be made
Your sparse-looking backyard won't motivate you to spend time at home, so you might want to bring it to life. Learn how to plant a tree in it and give it a fresh start. A tree in your garden may seem bulky and ill-placed, but it is the best way to renew it. We will tell you why you should go-green with trees and share which are suitable for planting. Then, we will provide a full guide to planting a tree yourself. Why should you
The bamboo conjures the image of a cute, cuddly panda. Beautiful imagery aside, the benefits of bamboo extend beyond keeping this huggable creature alive. Few of us realize that bamboo plays a large part in protecting the environment. We can give it support by using it in furniture and materials in the home. You will discover the benefits of bamboo and learn how to include it in your projects. What is bamboo? The bamboo is an evergreen flowering plant. The word "bamboo" originates from the
Supermarkets spend millions on advertising campaigns, telling us that ‘Every Little Helps’, or we can ‘Eat Well For Less’. But actually, they use every trick in the book to get us to buy more. And it all starts with the supermarket layout. Have you ever gone into a supermarket for a couple of items and come out an hour later with a trolley of stuff you don’t need? It happens to the best of us and with alarming frequency. I even joke about it when
That chalky white substances on your pots, pans, and pipes are unsightly and seem to stay there forever. We explain what it is and how it gets onto your cooking utensils. This article also has a few tips to help you remove limescale from them. What it limescale? You'll find limescale on your kitchen utensils and the inner surfaces of old metal pipes. This chalky deposit hardens once the water in them evaporates. Limescale builds up when calcium bicarbonate mixes with hot water and carbon dioxide.
Reports show that more people are recycling, unfortunately, there is also an increase in rejected recycling. So what items and materials can be recycled? In the UK, a recent survey showed a remarkable 99% of British people are ‘actively recycling’. This is a huge number and shows that concern over climate change and plastic pollution is finally hitting home. But there are still problems. Although more and more of us are now getting the recycling message, it seems we don’t know what can be recycled
Herbs add extra flavor and interest to dishes but can be expensive to buy. If you haven’t got a garden, you might want to know how to grow herbs indoors. Luckily, it’s not difficult, so long as you pick the right herbs and follow our tips. So, whether you want some mint for a lamb roast or parsley for a piece of fish, here’s a small guide to growing herbs indoors (and in your backyard too). The first thing you need to know is which
Below you will find some simple decorating tips you can use to bring coziness and warmth into your home, no matter how big it is. Have you ever walked into a room and felt right at home? Even if it isn’t a place you’ve ever visited before, like a hotel. Even though it’s an unfamiliar place, it feels so comfy and cozy. Have you ever wondered how that feeling can be achieved? It can be accomplished very easily with some simple decorating tips. It is