Green and Tidy

Helping people all over the world declutter and create homes they love

May 25, 2011
by Rachel
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Two wheels good, four wheels bad

Following Monday’s post about going carfree, here are my tips for urbanites who are planning to make a bike their main form of transport. 1. Which bike? If you haven’t already got a bike, you’ll need to think about what type of bike to get. I bought one at the low end of the range of a good make of…

May 23, 2011
by Rachel
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Is your car more curse than convenience?

I ditched my car ten years ago. I’d been debating with myself whether to go car free for a few months as I was using my car less and less. I wasn’t sure though. If I got rid, would I be able to manage? I was self-employed with clients all over South East England and London. Would I lose out…

May 19, 2011
by Rachel
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Why keeping it ‘cos you might use it in future isn’t always green.

This month’s area for decluttering is part of my loft. That part of my loft in which I keep old decorating materials. And it’s a salutary lesson in not hoarding. When you’re green-minded, it’s doubly tempting to hoard. I hate to put anything in the bin. My hand always hesitates as I think ‘Can’t I do something else with this?’…

May 16, 2011
by Rachel
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Is your conscience as clean as your clothes?

In response to a request for laundry tips, here goes: 1. Balls! Instead of detergent, I’ve used Eco-Balls for years. Though I was initially sceptical, I’m happy with how effective they are. OK my laundry’s not like a detergent commercial. Sometimes a wash doesn’t get every mark out. However, I think they’re as effective as anything else I’ve used. Not…

May 16, 2011
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What is green decluttering?

That might seem a simple question. Not so I’m discovering. Developing the products I’m going to be offering through the green decluttering service I’ll be launching soon (watch this space!), has had me examine what I mean by green decluttering. Some decluttering experts seem to concentrate solely on being organised, or tidy. Others solely on reducing the amount of stuff…