Green and Tidy

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

November 2, 2011
by Rachel
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Five essential items for cutting your environmental impact (including one for the laydees!)

If you’re not yet part of the Green and Tidy community, sign up here (and get a free decluttering masterclass as a bonus). Lucy Siegle recently wrote about the clutter that a greener lifestyle can attract. Now, I’m not one for recommending you buy more stuff. I hate buy-this-to-go-green marketing. No thank you, I don’t need a specialist can-crusher, or…

October 5, 2011
by Rachel
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Can food be clutter?

If you’re not yet part of the Green and Tidy community, sign up here (and get a free decluttering masterclass as a bonus). The Waste & Resources Action Programme estimates that: UK households throw about 8.3million tonnes of food every year. If we stopped wasting food which could have been eaten, it would have the same impact on carbon emissions…

July 21, 2011
by Rachel
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How am I supposed to know what to DO with it?! Part 2: From batteries to furniture

Last week Next Starfish published the first in a series of three guest blogs from me on how to move on unwanted clutter in the most eco-friendly way. Part 2 is available now. So, click here for suggestions for ways to move on all sorts of items, from batteries to furniture. Next week, the final part in the series will…

April 13, 2011
by Rachel
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The Green Death: when you go, go green

Do you remember the Doctor Who Green Death serial? First broadcast in 1973, it terrified the five-year-old me. Now I find myself scaring others by talking to them about my green death. I’d like to go the way I lived, with as little impact on the environment as I can manage. Crematoria use gas (a finite resource and producer of…

April 10, 2011
by Rachel
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Cut your carbon noseprint

Here’s an easy way to reduce your impact: switch to cloth hankerchiefs instead of disposable tissues. Save trees, land, water and more, and reduce how much waste you sent to landfill. A couple of years ago, an article in The Times (scroll down past the stuff on photos) said that, according to the European Tissue Symposium (the European Tissue Symposium?!),…