Those of us who compost will be used to tossing vegetable peelings, lawn trimmings and leaves onto our compost pile. But did you know that the list of compostable household goods is actually far longer? Here I share my top 10 suprisingly compostable household waste items. 1. Matches Matches, either used or unused can be composted. If unused, make sure to soak them in water first to render them unusable. You don't want to risk starting a small forest fire in your back garden.
I am a sucker for a beautiful smelling home. You name the (typically expensive) scent-based product and I've tried it. Lacy bags of imported French lavender in my drawers; scented candles that cost a day's work; room sprays that promised to transport me to Caribbean beaches. I've tried aerosols, plug-ins, candles, incense, room spray, wax melts, scented cleaning products, oil burners, carpet powders, laundry scent boosters and more. This proliferation of perfumed products has
Without a doubt, the problem my clients, friends, family and online followers present me with most often is "Claire, I'm so overwhelmed by my house and I just don't know where to start." So nothing too big, right?! I'll let you in on a secret: sometimes I'm overwhelmed by the length of my to-do list. You're not alone! There's laundry falling out of the hamper, bags waiting to be donated to the charity shop, food going bad in the fridge and 15 half-finished projects. In recent
If I asked you to guess how many items can be found in an average Western household, I promise you wouldn't come close to the right answer. Nobody I have asked has guessed correctly. My mum guessed it must be thousands. "Maybe 5,000?" My sister reckoned that was an underestimate and doubled it. "At least 10,000." Guesses ranged from the hundreds to about 50,000 - but that guesser thought this would be the very high end of average. None of them are even close. Because amazingl