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.

Do something today


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