Creating a second hand office space

We, like countless others across the UK started working from home during the Covid lockdown. We gave up our office in the heart of Edinburgh and speedily transformed our box room into a makeshift office.We were fortunate to have a small space in the house to dedicate to working. During the pandemic many worked from … Read more

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Random Acts of Kindness Day – A Celebration

Studies have shown that acts of kindness are linked to increased feelings of wellbeing. Helping others can also lead to better relationships which improves our own self-esteem. Yet it’s understandable that in today’s busy society, we don’t always have time to think about our actions and what they mean to ourselves and others. Random Acts … Read more

National DIY Day

On April 2nd it’s all about getting the job done yourself. It’s National DIY Day! “Do it yourself,” or D.I.Y., is the act of creatively handling tasks you would usually hire someone to do. There are so many tasks you can turn your hand to. And, it’s great to feel that sense of accomplishment when … Read more

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Renovation Projects

Starting any renovation project can be an exciting but complex undertaking. Big ones, small ones all need planning. Here’s some things to start thinking about. Be clear on what Renovation you’re undertaking Clearly define what you want to achieve with the project. Are you looking to increase space, update aesthetics, improve functionality, or a mix … Read more

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Big Energy Saving Week – Save money and the planet

The rising cost of energy, alongside the impact of excessive energy consumption on the environment, has been a hot topic for some time. That’s why initiatives such as the Big Energy Saving Week have been set up. This week-long event encourages people to take control of their energy usage and make informed decisions about their … Read more

Baby at home!

Having your first baby is an exciting time. All the books will tell you about the things that you are going to need. And guess what? It all ads up. But, remember they DO grow up so fast. And there are loads of things that you can get nearly new second hand. And things you … Read more

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Unwanted Christmas Gifts?

Unwanted Christmas gifts can be passed on. We don’t list items to sell on but we do connect to many marketplaces where people sell items. This means that our twenty thousand monthly visitors get lists from all the sites we are linked to in one go meaning that we can put seller and buyer … Read more

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De-clutter life & make some room

We’ve finally made it to 2024 but, if you are scratching your head about how to make space for any new goodies, it could be the ideal time to de-clutter.  In our house this is the time of year when we think a little about others.  Even from last Christmas we have lots of ‘stuff’ … Read more

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Sustainable habits to embrace for the year ahead

While New Year’s resolutions can be a bit of a bind, they don’t have to be a big commitment or a declaration of a total change. For those who want to focus on being greener for the year ahead, it’s much better to look at simple changes that will be easier to stick to – … Read more

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Christmas – Five fun festivities without overspending

(While cutting waste). The run-up to Christmas can be a joyful time. But it can also be weeks of feeling left out if we’re not attending Christmas events, making Christmas Eve boxes or planning parties. Yet these activities can lead us to spend money we don’t have, and buy things we don’t need. So at … Read more