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Be responsible - think before you chuck!

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Recycle & Reinvent 

Ideally you should recycle old ink & toner cartridges. According to research done in the USA, each re-manufactured cartridge keeps approximately 1,3 kilograms of metal and plastic out of landfills and saves about 1,8 litres of oil.

Buy rechargeable batteries. It takes 1000 regular batteries to equal the lifespan of one rechargeable battery.

On that note make recycling bins readily available in your home and teach your family the value of recycling. Have a large bin for glas...


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Key 'ingredient' to never losing your keys

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : General Tips 

I know it may sound crazy that you have to establish a routine with your keys to avoid losing them, but it really is important. We use our car keys every day, for example, and it makes sense to put them in the same place when you get home.

Often, however, people throw them on the couch, on the coffee table, in their bag or some other place they forget about. But if you came home and put them in the same place every day without fail, you will always know where they are. Your '...


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Carpets in the beds

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Recycle & Reinvent 

Do you have an old carpet at home that you don't know what to do with? Well, I read recently that an OLD CARPET makes a PERFECT "weed mat" for  use on garden beds!

You lay it in and around your plants within the garden bed and it blocks any weeds from growing through but because it is porous, it still allows water through for your plants.


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Make that garage work for you

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Home Tips 

Whether you have one garage or two, it needs to be organised otherwise it risks becoming the dumping ground for all manner of household items.  So, if your garage isn't working for you, resulting in you parking one of your largest assets outside, then you need to make a plan!

Start, as usual, by taking everything out so you can see what you have and what you don't need. It is a process, but the best tip, once you have sorted through everything, is to group your items by cate...


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Recycle christmas cards

Posted by Head Chiquita on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, In : Recycle & Reinvent 
If your used Christmas cards have a clear design or pattern on them, you could cut that out, laminate it, put a beautiful ribbon on the top and then use it as a Christmas decoration.
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