How to upcycle a kitchen

The kitchen is the bustling heart of every home and often bears the brunt of daily life.

While traditional kitchen replacements can strain both your finances and the environment, there’s a creative alternative worth exploring: upcycling.

Uncover the art of revitalising your kitchen on a budget —breathing new life into familiar spaces.

Join us as we delve into the why and how of upcycling, offering a sustainable solution for a refreshed culinary haven.

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Eight ways to upcycle & recycle old jewellery

Jewellery holds sentimental and emotional value for many people. However, with shifting trends, evolving preferences, and the potential for wear and tear, many of us own jewellery that remains overlooked and unworn.

Rather than relegating pieces to the shadows of a jewellery box or sending them to landfill, a more inspired and eco-conscious destiny beckons — the realm of recycling and upcycling.

If you have an unfashionable ring stashed away or a broken pair of sparkly earrings, join us as we uncover the potential of rejuvenating old jewellery.

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Six ways to reuse helium balloons

Think back to the last party you attended — the chances are it featured foil balloons filled with helium declaring someone’s age or announcing the occasion.

As the UK population becomes increasingly aware of its impact on the environment, items such as balloons are slow to reduce in popularity. In their various guises, balloons have been displayed in celebration of loved ones for decades, so there’s a strong emotional aspect to their use.

As balloons aren’t disappearing off the shelves anytime soon, let’s take a look at why you should reuse them and how to reuse foil balloons to give them another life before landfill.

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How to reuse candle wax and jars

A candle’s flickering flame and scent can soothe an anxious mind and trigger a meditative state.

It’s no wonder candles are such a popular purchase for home décor, with their atmospheric low light and rich, relaxing fragrances.

Unfortunately, burning candles results in leftover containers and wax, but there are ways to make your passion for candles environmentally friendlier.

Let’s take a look at how we can reuse and recycle candle wax and jars, and fix a broken candle wick.

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How to reuse coffee grounds

Used coffee grounds are often seen as standard waste and are typically disposed of after they’ve been used to make coffee.

However, there are many ways to reuse coffee grounds. Knowing what you can do with your leftover coffee can free up space in landfills, benefiting the environment.

This blog post will explain what coffee grounds are, examine if you can reuse them to make more coffee, and outline various inventive ways to reuse them for other purposes.

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How does rental fashion work?

As consumers shift to more sustainable buying habits, the clothing industry has come under tremendous pressure to offer eco-friendly alternatives to fast fashion.

Enter the rise of rental fashion sites, where people can temporarily borrow their clothes and wear brand-new outfits without the environmental cost.

Find out more about rental fashion and how borrowing items is helping the planet.

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5 great ways to recycle wine bottles

Late night boozing left you with an influx of empty wine bottles? Party remnants piling up in your recycling bin?

Upcycling wine bottles and turning them into beautiful home ornaments are all the rage and, luckily for us, is a quick and easy trend to recreate. Turn your empty tipples into stylish wine bottle décor while doing your bit for the planet.

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8 clever ways to reuse plastic bottles

Back in 2019, we shared five reuse ideas for single-use plastic bottles on the blog, and a lot of you found it helpful.

Today, we are back with eight more clever ways to reuse your plastic bottles.

The bottles used for bottled water and other drinks are sadly intended to be single-use, so avoiding them altogether would be the best move for the environment.

However, we know that, realistically, a plastic bottle may be the only way for you to purchase your favourite drink on the go.

In which case, why not reuse the bottle when it’s empty and clean — giving it another lease of life, rather than sending it straight for recycling?

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4 things you need to know about upcycling furniture

If you’ve recently been considering upcycling a piece of furniture, then this blog post will outline the reasons why you might want to, alongside four things you need to know before you get started.

Popular furniture pieces to upcycle are dining tables, chairs, cabinets, dressing tables, and footstools.

Upcycling furniture projects are a great idea for many reasons:

  • They’re beneficial for the environment because your upcycled piece of furniture replaces the need for a new piece to be manufactured.
  • They result in a bespoke, one-of-a-kind piece of furniture that nobody else owns.
  • They save you money.
  • You learn new skills in the process.
  • They’re easier than you might expect.
  • They’re fun!

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