OVER TEN CHARITIES YOU CAN SUPPORT BY #RECYCLING…

 If you have some glasses you do not use anymore and are not one of your favourites then give them to Vision Aid Overseas. All you have to do is leave them at most UK optician branches and they will send them onto the developing world.   For CD’s and DVD’s the best place to give them is The Royal National Institute for the Blind as they can raise £50 per 100 CD’s or DVD’s donated.

If you have broken watches, or damaged jewellery then Marie Curie Cancer Care will recycle them for cash.   For electronic goods the ‘Rethink Recycling Appeal’ collects old mobile phones, DVDs, laptops, electric toothbrushes, printer cartridges, cameras, torches, power tools and other electric devices for reuse and recycling, and then allows you to donate the money they make to a charity of your choice.

If you have a load of old textbooks then READ International will collect them from across the UK and send them out to East Africa.  

Batteries can be recycled anywhere that you see the ‘Be Positive’ sign, including M&S, Argos, Homebase, B&Q and Tesco.

For everything else ‘The British Heart Foundation‘ will come and collect goods for free from your house. Just fill in the online booking form on The British Heart Foundation website.

Another company called ‘Stuff U Sell Ltd‘, will collect junk from anywhere in the UK, or you can send it to them or drop it off at their London warehouse. They will sell what they can on eBay for you, then give the rest to Oxfam or a recycling plant. You will get an inventory of how much they’ve sold your stuff for, and a cheque, minus their commission (between 10 and 30 per cent) and what they’ve given to charity. For more details head to Stuff You Sell.

For used ink cartridges head to Recycle4Charity. It is a free and easy to use ink recycling programme, that helps its thousands of members raise funds for charity and non-for-profit organisations. Since our launch in 2002, they have developed strong relationships globally with buyers of used ink cartridges, allowing us to compile and maintain one of the broadest and stable ink cartridge wanted lists in the market.

Water Aid Org will even recycle your car for you so don’t let your old car gather rust – recycle it instead! They work with two partners who can make your next steps simple. Just visit the Giveacar or Charity Car websites to find out how.

Wee Charity works with computers and electrical equipment. WeeeCharity is a NON for profit UK registered charity that helps to relieve poverty by offering a FREE complete recycling of computers and electrical equipment to businesses, residential and education facilities. Lots of help needed with this one at the moment. The equipment can be new, working or at the end of its life we can take it no matter what condition its in.

5 WAYS TO CREATE SPRING HYGGE IN YOUR HOME…

It’s that time of year when we have warmer, longer lighter days. As we all know Hygge represents cosiness, comfort and happiness. Well, with a few tweaks here and there we can soon create Spring Hygge to our homes. Here are 5 ways to instantly create Spring Hygge to your homes.

  1. Spring Clean – this is something that can instantly make you feel better inside and out. Check out this post I have written on another blog on 10 Old Fashioned Household Cleaning Tips. 
  2. Open those curtains, blinds and windows and replace with lighter fabrics to let as much light in as possible. We’re so conditioned to think Hygge is synonymous with winter, but that’s not the case. While there's an obvious correlation between the two, many elements of Hygge living can be carried into spring! I want to make sure my Hygge living transcends seasons & in addition to actual lifestyle h
  3. Change your flowers/plants in the home. Add some Spring colours to your rooms.
  4. Change your candles to white to create a more summer atmosphere.
  5. Create your outdoor space into another indoor space so you can spend as much time outside as inside by adding your candles, rugs and blankets.