Tidying up with Marie Kondo | Netflix

Tidying up with Marie Kondo.

Watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix has been a bit of a guilty pleasure for the past few weeks.  Eight episodes of this joyful, pint size Japanese lady (and her equally lovely translator) entering people’s home and teaching how to declutter their living spaces which ultimately help them to declutter their lives has been thought provoking at least.

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My Plastic Free Christmas #1

When I first wrote about my plastic free struggle a few weeks ago, it seemed an impossible task to cut down on plastic and start to help the environment. The more I look into it, the more complicated it seems, but I take heart in that I am at least doing more than I was.

I wanted to attempt a plastic free Christmas, I was determined to buy experiences, consumables or recyclable products, again, not as easy as it sounds and I soon got disheartened. But then, I found a marvellous list on the Friends of the Earth website and it gave me a few pointers.

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My Plastic Free Struggle

My plastic free struggle.

I wouldn’t call myself an eco warrior, by any means, but I do like to ’do my bit’ for the environment. Long before Blue Planet, I have been aware of the damage plastics have been doing and the need to reduce, reuse and recycle. But I guess like for many others, the Blue Planet and the news that we only have a small windowto save what we have left of the earth’s resources has focused the mind somewhat in recent weeks.

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Give 101 things to Charity #101in1001 #58

Give 101 things to Charity.

I loathe throwing good things away. As the children have grown, the amount of things / items / stuff that we have bought over the years is criminal, clothes, toys, consoles (which become obsolete as soon as you buy them). With few friends with children younger than ours to give the clothes to it is hard to know what to do with everything we have accumulated.

I don’t want to throw them away, especially as most things nowadays are plastic based (even clothes!)

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