Trash bucket from Urban Outfitters
Whenever you embark on a project in the home, the focus is on getting the right tools and materials for the job, and getting it done right, and not so much on what you’re going to do with any of the leftover waste and materials afterwards.
But we all have a responsibility, whether renting or owning a house, to dispose of household waste properly. This seems to be easier said than done though, as there doesn’t appear to be much education about how to get rid of rubbish other than what goes in your black bin and your recycling bin.
So, here’s a handy how-to get rid of household waste: ( Read more )
It has been a real bonus moving house at the same time as my parents. They’ve downsized (and also moved into a Bungalow – we’ve started a trend!) which means they’re getting rid of lots of stuff. My parents have generously passed on some goodies to Tim and I, including a bathroom cabinet which was in their new home when they moved in.
I could’ve let Tim put the bathroom cabinet up, but I insisted on doing it as I wanted to learn how to use a drill. So, Tim – armed with various tools and the help of our furry friend Monty – showed me how to do it!
Obviously all cabinets are different but the principles should remain the same if you give this how-to a go: ( Read more )
Mugs pinned by Jessica Ray from westelm.com
I came across this thread on one of my favourite forums, MoneySavingExpert.com. I love this site for discovering new ways to be thrifty and inventive, and as I love a good deal, it appeals to the side of me which loves a bargain!
This thread was all about uses for old chipped mugs which were still pretty but not really hygienic to keep using (apparently bacteria get soaked into the fabric of the mug and propagate there which is pretty gross!). There were some fab ideas so I thought I’d share them with you along with some inspirational pics I found on pinterest and pinned to our boards: ( Read more )
How-To Hang a Shower Curtain Rail… Sounds boring doesn’t it? Boring it may be – but picture this: you’re having a shower in the morning and you’re running late, you pull back the shower curtain lo and behold – you have what resembles a small Thames on your bathroom floor. That’s when you think to yourself, “I wish I’d hung my shower curtain properly.” Well, here’s how you do it folks… ( Read more )