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Save Money And Cut Carbon With LED Bulbs

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When it comes to living more sustainably, there isn’t just one clear cut way of achieving this. We all want to do our bit and no matter how big or small that is, each change is important. I will often use the phrase Small Sustainable Steps because I truly believe these are what matter, there is no way that every single person can attempt to make huge changes in their lives but each of us can take a small step. Another aspect of eco-living that I often hear is that it is difficult to do. Yes, I agree that not all eco swaps will suit every person but to me, if you select changes that you know you can make, that will last, that will work for you, then that is enough. One area which I think we could all begin to tackle is to switch our light bulbs. Sounds very simple, doesn’t it? If we all switched our old light bulbs over to LED bulbs we could take some big steps towards cutting our carbon whilst also saving money.

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Review | OLC Clothing Bamboo Socks

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Shopping more sustainably has been something that I have been actively trying to do for the last couple of years. I have found that secondhand shopping works really well for us as a family but there are times when you really do need to buy new (I, like many, will only buy new underwear and socks). In this case, I try my best to check out a company’s sustainability aims, their ethics and the materials their clothes are made from, however, I have found that it can be very tricky to tick every box, and it can be quite confusing when their statements aren’t as clear cut as you, the consumer requires. This is precisely why when a company like OLC Clothing, who are clearly passionate about what they do get into contact, I get really excited because it means that a change is happening and if it is a positive one for our planet then I am more than happy to support them.

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Review | ReadyPrint Ink Subscription From Epson

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Having a printer in our home is a must for us. I have one child at school who needs it for homework (or for homeschooling during lockdown), a younger child who loves to colour in and I find printing pages is far easier than purchasing books all of the time. My husband is working from home and may well be for the foreseeable so he requires regular access to a printer. And then there’s all of our home/life paperwork which needs printing and filing. However, there is always one drawback when you have a printer, isn’t there? Running out of ink. Surely this has to be one of the most frustrating things to happen, especially when you are halfway through printing something you need. My other bugbear here is having to go to a shop, work out which ink cartridges are compatible (yes, I am that person who has to take the used cartridge into a tech store to show the staff!) and let’s not even talk about some of the prices!

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