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I was amused to come across this article supposedly about people who live in cold houses by choice. I'm not sure how much of it was about choice or necessity for most of those interviewed...
As a landlord I would never allow a tenant to paint or re-carpet a tenanted house or unit.  They had a choice to enter or not enter a lease.  They rarely repair a place to a high standard...
It's almost December and about that time that people start putting up Christmas trees. People tend to either want a Christmas tree or simply couldn't care less. But what do you opt for?...
I'm sure we're not the only renters with quite a lot of concrete and ugly brown fencing. I was excited to find this tutorial on Instructables.  Good for smaller plants that don't...
Making your own eco-friendly dishwashing liquid is very easy, cheap and quick. You need: 1/4 cup grated soap 2 cups hot water 1/4 cup glycerin 1/2 teaspoon lemon essential oil ( I used peppermint...
Kate from Design Sponge has come up with this fantastic tutorial for a bird feeder, incorporating an old wooden bowl, plastic drink bottle and other bits and pieces. Placed in a suitable position,...
Insulating hot water pipes is one of the simplest things a renter can do to make your home more energy efficient, especially in winter, where you could potentially reduce your boiler by 2 degrees....
Why upcycle? Upcycling simply reduces the consumption of new raw materials when creating new products. Reducing the use of new raw materials can result in a reduction of energy usage, air pollution,...
I bought my own cutlery and carried lunch in plastic containers in a cloth bag and was a bit peeved when they leaked. It's always the beetroot! Still, no great dramas luckily. We do have a box of...
So, you've convinced your landlord to do some maintenance and repaint the place? Or maybe the landlord has offered to repaint the property before you move in? Congratulations! But will the smelly...