Category Archives: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Creative Upcycling with Bedsheets and Fabrics

Have you ever wondered what to do with those old bedsheets and fabrics at the back of grandma’s cupboard? Thanks to creative peeps with ingenious ideas, these quality sheets and fabric are ideal for repurposing and upcycling into some absolutely fresh and funky fashion and homewares pieces. The patterns and design of the fabric often […]

Green Simple Swaps – From Tissues to Hankies

Green Simple Swaps - From Tissues to Hankies

The most common response to swapping facial tissues to hankies is a squeamish looking facial expression combined with “ewww!” The ickiness of a wet, mucus laden hankie seems to scare people away more than a horror movie. With zero waste living as your goal, there are many environmental and health benefits for choosing hankies rather […]

The Scary Truth About Plastic

The Scary Truth About Plastic

The Real Horror This Halloween This is a guest post written by Charlie Thompson from The Clean Collective. Some links in this post are my affiliate partnership recommendations. If you choose to purchase from these links, I may receive a commission. Halloween is just around the corner, with its scary movies and trick or treat […]

Creative Repurposing with Blankets and Jumpers

Creative Repurposing with Blankets and Jumpers

Have you ever wondered what to do with those old fashioned, heavy wool blankets or the used jumper that’s beyond repair? It’s good to know that imaginative folks have brought their ideas to life in many ways for creative repurposing with blankets and jumpers. I’ve found and collated an amazing number of Australian creatives who […]

Creative Repurposing with Vintage Tea Towels

Creative Repurposing with Vintage Tea Towels

Have you ever wondered what to do with those old tea towels at the back of grandma’s cupboard? Did you know there’s more to vintage tea towels than meets the eye! Creative repurposing with vintage tea towels by these creative folks shows how quality upcycled fashion and homewares can take centre stage, again. The patterns […]

Daily Habits for Low Impact Living: Use What You Have

Your Daily Habits for Zero Waste Living: Use What You Have

Are you feeling overwhelmed on how and where to start your authentic, low impact living journey? Creating do-able daily habits for low impact living: use what you have weaves together the many elements of living more simply and sustainably. Using what you have is your top-of-mind approach for the first step in your journey towards […]

Giving More Sustainable Eco Friendly Gifts

Giving More Sustainable Eco Friendly Gifts

Annual celebrations like Christmas and birthdays, have traditionally been a time for giving and receiving gifts and presents. Streamlining and minimising your gift giving to your closest family members and friends gives you the freedom to make less decisions and spend less money. Most importantly, you can give more meaningful and thoughtful presents. You’ll feel […]

Cool Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Linens

Cool Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Linens

Some links in this post are my affiliate partnership recommendations. I may receive a commission when you make a purchase from these links. There’s more to vintage linens than their standard, original use. Creative folks have found unique, cool upcycling ideas for vintage linens to be repurposed into some usable and amazing fashion and homewares […]

5 Fresh Ways to Reduce Your Need to Buy

5 Fresh Ways to Reduce Your Need to Buy

The convenience of buying stuff now has moved stealthily into our everyday living psyche. Our “throw away buy new and buy now” culture has been strongly influenced by consumerism, over-consumption, mass production (including mass production of intentionally manufactured short-lived items) and lower price of products. Generating, creating and producing waste due to the overconsumption is […]