87% OF PEOPLE WANT TO CLEAN UP THEIR LIVES. May we suggest starting in the kitchen?
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Our lives are getting busier every day. When we're not at work we're commuting or taking the kids to school, then we're making sure we have a good meal at dinner time while simultaneously keeping the kids entertained. Plus getting in some exercise
and taking the dog for a walk. If there's time left in the day we'll try to keep on top of the cleaning too.
The daily hustle and bustle is getting in the way of keeping life tidy and organised. In fact, 87% of people say they would like to have a tidier life.
Handy with waste...
Divide and rule
Separating waste helps with reuse and recycling of waste, which is great for the environment. Make it easy by dividing your waste in to the groups your council require straight away, with an organised recycling area in your home.
Extend the shelf life of the food you have at home by storing it efficiently. This ensures less waste and can save you a lot of money in the long run. Firstly, use airtight containers for dry foods. Also, you may have heard about not storing bananas next to other fruit. The same goes with onions - don't store onions near potatoes, as both will spoil faster.
You prevent waste with pre-cycling. Buy in bulk, and buy products with less, or no, packaging when possible. Pre-cycling also means reconsidering: ask yourself whether you really need to buy the product with all that unnecessary packaging?
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Be creative with cartons
You know that egg cartons belong in the recycle bin or on the compost heap. But why not keep them a little longer? Use them as a seedling starter or to store your Christmas decorations.
Prevent waste; use products that you can refill. Pepper and salt mills, a reusable water bottle, a lunch box, storage jars or a nice coffee mug.
Keep the leftovers
Don't throw away leftover food! Instead, keep leftovers in reusable tupperware and jars. If you use tupperware that you can heat, you also save on washing-up. Bonus!
Do you have too much stuff that you don't use or wear anymore? Your friends probably do too! Organise an exchange party and give your things a second lease in life in a home where they might be more appreciated. It's fun, economical, environmentally friendly and a nice excuse to tidy out your cupboards and drawers.
No too much
Measure foods out, such as rice and pasta, before cooking. In doing so, you won't cook (or eat) too much. Another tip: store vegetable leftovers in the freezer until you have enough for a hearty vegetable soup.