The Things Some Things Are Made Of

The Things Some Things Are Made Of

Working and living with recycling and eco-friendly products often brings with it some surprises and it never ceases to amaze me the resourcefulness of some people when it comes to reclaiming recycled material for manufacture of new products.

We have got so used to many of our household items being manufactured from that twentieth century ‘miracle material’ plastic, that we often don’t realise how much of this non-biodegradable material is still around. And now many of us are trying to move away from plastics, the alternatives are coming from some wonderful quarters.

We are used to seeing recycled plastics and paper, and its no wonder as there is such an abundance of it. But there is an abundance of other materials too and making use of those is proving a great challenge.

Car tyres have for decades been an environmental problem. Many tyres are remoulded but there is a limit to how many remoulded tyres people will buy and as a consequence there is a huge glut of tyres up and down the country.

There are many eco-friendly manufacturers that are attempting to make use of this unwanted rubber with some interesting an innovative results, the hardback notebook made from recycled car tyres is my particular favourite.

Other items that are environmental hazards are also being used in the manufacture of some fantastic products. Those little plastic cups that contain awful tasting coffee from machines, may be useful for a quick cuppa at work or in a public building but they don’t biodegrade and accumulate in landfills all over the globe.

A clock made from recycled plastic cups is a great example of what can be done with these little plastic cups. ‘Making good Use of The Things That We Find’, may have been the motto of the Wombles but decades on, it appears they were on to something!…

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Why Women Should Wear Watches

Why Women Should Wear Watches

While men are expected to wear a watch to complete an outfit, the modern woman often goes without. One is tempted to conclude that the watch as an accessory is antiquated. However, there are compelling reasons why more women should spot watches.

In these days of smart devices that can tell the time, it may seem as if the watch is not needed. Nevertheless, fetching your phone from your bag to check the time does not cut a professional image. There are certain situations where doing that would be considered inappropriate.

Here are some of the reasons why women should consider wearing watches.

Accessoris          

A watch can be a great accessory to complement a great outfit. Your choice of watch also helps you to manifest your unique style. You can opt for one watch that that goes with almost every outfit or several watches to match different one.

Also, you can buy a watch that comes with different coloured straps to match with your different looks. Watches come in a wide range of styles and sizes. You will always find one that suits you.

A Watch is Convenient

A watch is right there on your wrist. It is easier and faster to turn your wrist and glance at the time. Rummaging through your bag for your phone takes so much time. Moreover, it is not a good look when in a formal situation.

You can also check your watch discreetly when you need to leave a testy situation. In fact, this used to be the go-to tactic with most people. Checking your phone may be considered rude.

It Helps You to Disconnect

The Smartphone is possibly the biggest competition for the watch. Why would you need a watch when you can simply glance at your watch?

Here’s why.

You will do a lot more than simply glancing. Once you check your phone, you are likely to:

  • Check the time
  • Open that WhatsApp message
  • Check your social media
  • React on somebody’s photo on your Facebook
  • Laugh at some funny meme

As you do all of this, you will have disconnected from your immediate circle. Your companions will feel neglected and your friendships will start to dwindle. With one of the designer watches for women, you will not have the same distractions.

A watch helps you disconnect from the social media and connect with family and friends.

A Watch is Good for a Slew of Functions

While a phone may be designed to multi-task, a watch is smaller; hence easier and safer to carry. Think about going or your morning run with your phone in hand. It can slip out of your grip and shatter on the ground. You could also lose it.

A watch is much lighter and safely strapped to your wrist. You can get one that tracks your exercise schedule and beeps out alerts throughout the day.

Revamp Your Lifestyle

With a watch taking up some of your phone’s functions, a lifestyle change is inevitable. You can stow …

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The Top 5 Recycled Products For the Home

The Top 5 Recycled Products For the Home

Recycling has become all the rage these days. Some people like to venture into recycle as a means of making their home a little more “green.” Others may do so as a means of saving money. Others just do it for really no reason other than they know it is the right thing to do. The key here is that recycled products have a great many benefits associated with them. For those wondering what type of recycled products would greatly benefit one’s home, here is a look at the top five recycled products any and all homes would benefit from:

Glassware: Okay, some people might think about the idea of ​​buying plates and dishes made from recycled materials to be a little minimalist. But, look like this: You have to buy these items for the house at some point. Why not buy things that have been recycled properly. Why contribute to the depletion of natural resources by buying products that have not been recycled – including plates and plates!

Glass products: Glass is usually recycled and that is why products made from recycled glass appear in people’s homes with more frequency. Why not add recycled drinking glasses and bottles to your collection of recycled plates and dishes? And, in this case, when you have a new window installed at home, why not insist that the window is made from recycled glass?

Paper Products: Do you work outside the home or need to use your computer to make many prints and / or copies? If so, it would be better to look towards purchasing recycled paper. Waste paper is often considered one of the biggest abuses of products that can be effectively recycled. Therefore, it is highly recommended to buy recycled paper when you need to replace paper in your home that has run out. This concept can be extended to tissues, napkins, and other items at home too. Indeed, the diversity of recycled paper products is wide enough so that their availability should not be ignored.

Compost: You can consider making compost as a form of recycling yourself. That’s why buying compost and putting it on your page can be a great environmental added value. With compost, you return organic goods to the earth while also making your garden look spectacular in the process. Anything from the rest of the table to old newspapers can be placed in compost bins and converted to organic garden feed. The process is not difficult to do. It just takes time. So why not see it?

Office Supplies: Office supplies are not only designed for use in the workplace. They can be used anywhere you choose to do official small business.

Those that need to have office supplies in the home are well advised to look into the use and availability of recycled office products since they can prove quite helpful.…

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Going Green on the Cheap

How would you like to know the secret to sparkling countertops, glass, and other surfaces in your home? I am gonna give it to you – and it costs less than 25 cents a spray bottle! Vinegar and water, folks – there you have it. I realize that I am the slow one here – family and friends have given me that tip for years, and I just have never purposed to change my large variety of expensive, harmful cleaners out for it.

Going Green on the Cheap

However, last week when I picked up the bottle of the new formula of Windex at the store, and it was simply labeled “vinegar,” I realized that all these years, I have been duped. I was about to pay over $3 for a small spray bottle of chemically enhanced vinegar and water! I promptly determined to go home and make my own green cleaners. So after some quick research online, I began using my trusty vinegar cleaner on everything, my glass tabletop, doors and windows, mirrors, kitchen countertops, stove top, and more! You would not believe my sparklin’ house, you all! Even my husband was pleasantly surprised that it does not smudge, smear, or streak!

Here are a couple of quick tips for any first-timers out there wondering how to get started on making your own green cleaners. (I know I wasn’t the only one still buying those chemical cleaners, because the products are still on the store shelves!)

1. To make the vinegar and water cleaner, simply put half water, half vinegar into a spray bottle, and Voila! No really, it’s that easy!

2. When I first start wiping the vinegar with newspaper, paper towel, rag (your choice, you already know what’s greener!) it looks as if it is going to smear, but keep wiping, and you will see the shine!

3. There is a great green bathroom cleaner you can use, it is hydrogen peroxide and water. You can search the net for valuable information on this green product, as well.

This is a such a good discovery! The scent is not offensive, and it leaves no harmful residue for family members or pets to inhale, ingest, or absorb. So now all I am asking myself is, what took me so long? It’s not rocket science, but more like, back to the basics our Mamas taught us! Enjoy this quick green cleaning tip, and contact me with your ideas – what simple solutions have you come up with to go green with your housecleaning and save money?…

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Christmas Shopping Tips for 2019

One of the most anticipated holidays of the year is Christmas. It’s a season of giving and sharing. Christmas is being celebrated at almost all part of the world specifically for our sisters and brothers in Christians who believes in the birth of Jesus Christ. The season of Christmas usually starts on December 1 – where everyone is excited to put up their Christmas trees. Others are planning for their Christmas parties. Some would like to plan what food will be on their table during the Christmas eve. And the most awaited activity that most women love to do is shopping.

Christmas Shopping Tips for 2019

Shopping is part of Christmas. People will buy something for their loved ones and friends. It’s a way of showing their thoughts and remembrance of how they appreciated one person throughout the year. Other says it’s a way of giving back from all the blessings you have received the whole year. The giving and sharing must be coming from the bottom of your heart. You should not expect anything in return. Ladies will love shopping. Here are some good tips for Christmas Shopping:

1. Make a list of people you want to give gifts.

2. Budget your money. Calculate and spend a minimum and maximum amount of money per person if you have too many persons on the list.

3. List down the name of your family, friends and relatives that you want to give out some gifts.

4. Set your priorities according to your budget. Make sure you have gifts for people who matter most on your heart if you’re in a tight budget. Unless, you have lots of money to spend then as much as possible share your blessings to people you appreciate.

5. Get to know the person you want to give a gift. Do some research or ask the person if what he/she wants for Christmas.

6. Buy something useful and durable.

7. Avoid Christmas shopping rush! If you already have the money we suggest you buy the things you want for someone as earlier as the better. Do not wait until the last minute Christmas shopping. You might be experiencing difficulties on what to give for them.

8. As much as possible avail discounts from Christmas shopping bizarre or any other place with discounts.

9. When you are in the actual shopping moments, take care of your money. Be alert and focus to your belongings.

10. Lastly, enjoy the moment of shopping!…

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