This week, we want you to look around your home and see how you can move some items up the waste hierarchy. Whether you put them in the bin or allow them to clutter your home, the issue remains. Things are being wasted in one way or another when they can easily be useful and reduce demand. So, we want you to see what items around your home you can repair, here are some tips on where to start:
Tip 1: Dig out your wardrobe
It’s time to start rummaging at the back of your wardrobe and dig out the ‘I love, but I don’t wear items’. Ask yourself, why don’t you wear them? They don’t fit? Busted zip? Hole in the knees? Whatever the reason, it’s time to repair them. Make them shorter, longer, bigger or smaller with the help of a seamstress or test your own skills and get the sewing kit out!
Tip 2: What’s lurking in your kitchen drawer?
Yes, the ‘it’s got no home, so put it in there’ drawer. Let’s dive into there and see what you can repair. That old watch that stopped working a long time ago but you can’t bring yourself to part with. The old spare phone you keep just in case that has a smashed screen. It’s time to see what’s sitting around broken and get it repaired so you can use it again.
Tip 3: Head up in the loft
For most of us, the loft is the bigger kitchen drawer. You know, the stuff that’s too big for a single drawer. Instead of harbouring old watches, the old grandfather clock is up there; as well as the Christmas decorations of course. See what you can find in your loft to repair. You don’t need to use it, but items in working condition can be sold or donated. Every repaired item reduces the need for a new one!