Green and Tidy

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

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…

July 20, 2011
by Rachel
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When did you last use your electric drill?

As I walked around my neighbourhood yesterday, I found myself musing about all the houses I passed, each stuffed to the gunnells with duplicate stuff, most of which hardly ever gets used. I’m sure I’ve read a factoid somewhere about the average amount of time that an electric drill is used for. Certainly I’ve got a drill that, though I…

May 11, 2011
by Rachel
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Make the whole world a library

Ah the mystique of books. Why is it so hard to part with them? Is it because we feel the sight of lots of (tasteful?) books on our shelves projects a certain image about ourselves? Or because we subconsciously believe that the proximity of all that knowledge and erudition will cause at least some of it magically to transfer itself…

May 2, 2011
by Rachel
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The party’s over yet the fun continues

So, what to do with the leftovers from the decluttering rummage pot-luck party… The clothes and shoes are easy. I’ll bag them up and put them in a charity clothes bin. The rest of the leftovers are books (including loads about digital design), CD-Roms (mostly educational), a DVD, a few videos and a couple of CDs, plus some computer peripherals….