HomesCreating 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 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. 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. 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. Home Do something Top tips Blog Ideas bank Homes Join your local Facebook community to cut household bills Are you wondering how to make your house warmer this winter? Or if you're the best energy tariff? Fuelling Connections is your go-to place to discover ways you can save money in your home, especially across cold winter months. With the huge uncertainty around rising cost of energy bills and a typical UK household now spending £1,066 a year on electricity and gas bills, there's never been a better time to shine a light on ways to make sure your getting the best deal. Fuelling Connections communities do exactly that along with sharing easy home improvements to cut your monthly outgoings, and local initiatives and advice to give a helping hand. Hosted on Facebook, there are now seven Fuelling Connections communities across the UK led by local people, for local people. The online community pools news, tips, advice and local events, and shares them in one easy newsfeed straight to your Facebook homepage. The community is also there to help answer any questions you may have about your home, bills, food, local initiatives or support. Join your local Fuelling Connections community and ask away. We will aim to connect you to a local expert who can help, and share tips on saving money in your home. Castle Point Cornwall Doncaster Eddisbury Norwich Penistone and Stocksbridge Poplar and Limehouse Get a flavour of the tips shared with this vlog on how to save money on your heating bill What people think Rachel Jones Teviot from Poplar in London, who joined Fuelling Connections last year, said: “I got all sorts of tips and advice on saving money in the home. There was support out there I’d never heard of. I got a new boiler and put radiator foil behind my radiators. I pay £300 less a year on energy now and this winter me and my two daughters will stay nice and warm.” Do you have any local advice or support to share in these communities? Want to set up a Fuelling Connections community in your area? Find out more and get in touch. Booking for this event has now closed.