Homes

Creating smarter lifestyles

We each spend an estimated £9,590 on running or renting a home in the UK each year. The way we live is changing too with more of us expected to be renting rather than owning a home by 2025. As living costs rise there's more need to find simple ways to make greener choices whilst making your money go further.

Flick through these tips, blogs and events for inspiration for your home that also eases pressure on the conscience.

3 things you can do today

  1. Look out for labels. If you need to buy something tech related, take a look at the energy efficiency labels and aim for A+++. This will reduce the energy you use and save you money in the long run. Here's a simple guide on the labels to look out for.
  2. Give your things a new life. Pick one thing you throw away that you don't have to, and find a way to reuse it. Batteries are a great place to start - choose rechargeable.
  3. Know your bins. Find out what's collected and what can and can't be recycled at home by popping your postcode in here.

Go a bit further - run your own campaign.

How long do you spend in the shower? Hubbub launches #TapChat

In a country where it’s constantly raining, how do you persuade people that it’s important to save water? Hubbub is seeking to answer this question by launching #TapChat, a new partnership campaign with Affinity Water.Read more

Fermenting Fun, DIY draught excluders and growing gurus: IKEA workshops have it all!

500 free workshops up and down the UK and Ireland have been introducing some of the ideas of living LAGOM. Have you been a part of them yet?Read more

Clear your clutter

Spring is the time for fresh beginnings. Give yourself head space to enjoy the longer days by decluttering your home this spring! Here are our top tips for ridding yourself of clutter.Read more

Hubbub launches new sustainability vlogging channel

2017 sees us take a leap into the unknown with the launch of a new sustainability vlogging channel as part of our on-going ambition to take environmental messages to a mainstream audience.Read more

Goodbye hygge, hello lagom

In the 2016 search for a new trend many journalists alighted on 'hygge'. As the year comes to an end, journalists will be asking ‘what is next?’ Perhaps the answer is 'lagom', a Swedish word meaning just the right amount, not too much and not too little - a Goldilocks balance.Read more

Delivering behaviour change at scale

Is LiveLAGOM the answer to persuading people to live more sustainably? Read how our IKEA collaboration helps people to reduce energy, reduce waste, cut water use and live healthier.Read more

MPs rush to support Hubbub campaign

On the day Theresa May became Prime Minister, MPs from the Shetland Islands down to the tip of Cornwall committed to running Fuelling Connections in their constituencies. Fuelling Connections is a community-led campaign which streamlines the way support reaches households struggling to pay energy and food bills.Read more

Making a racket about fuel poverty

17% of UK households struggle to pay fuel bills. It doesn't come as much of a surprise with rising energy costs overtaking dawdling wages and low income households being penalised with higher than average tariffs.Read more

How can households live more sustainably?

We've been working with households across the UK to find the simple ways they can live more sustainably, saving money and improving health and wellbeing in the process.Read more