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This two-minute read takes a look at Recycle Awareness Week and what we can do this week and beyond. Recycle Now has been running Recycle Awareness Week annually, with 2021 being its 18th year. The emphasis is on celebrating how many of us are recycling and ensuring we all continue to do so.

As the Zero-Waste Chef blogger Anne-Marie Bonneau said: “We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.”

A two-minute read. The summer holidays have ended. The kids are back to school, and the distractions of Euro 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics have gone. What have we got to look forward to? Easy, Christmas.

Yes, we know it seems a long way off, but if you’re thinking of celebrating it in a new home, it’s time to get things sorted.

Here’s why.....

In this two-minute read, we look at ways you can go more organic at home. No pesticides, no chemicals, just some good old green-fingered fun! Did you know this month is Organic September? No? Well, now you do! So, what is it and how can you get involved?

Organic September is a month-long campaign all about raising awareness of organic products and the people and brands who sell them.

Grow your own

Whether you’ve got a big back garden or a windowsill, try growing your own veg or herbs. There are lots of DIY kits available and your food will taste better when you know you’ve grown it yourself.

In this three-minute read, we look at the critical role social media plays in reaching out to potential buyers. When choosing an estate agent, it pays to channel your inner Miss Marple or Sherlock Holmes and do a little online sleuthing.

As we all know, many estate agents are known for having the ‘gift of the gab’. You’d be hard-pressed to find one who doesn’t claim to have a strong community standing, good track record, and proven marketing formula.

In this three-minute read, we look at ways to avoid last-minute tantrums by starting your back-to-school prep now. It might seem premature to be talking about the schools going back, but let’s face it, September will be here before you know it.

And when it arrives, you’ll be punching the air at the prospect of your little darlings returning to the classroom after a seven-week break.

The last thing you (or they) will feel like doing is embarking on a mad dash for kit and caboodle the day before they go back.

So, here’s a helpful checklist for families.

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