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What To Do With Those Little Ribbons You Cut Off Your Clothes
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Shopping, in general, is not thought of as the most sustainable activity. It brings up images of consumerism, unnecessary purchases, excess consumption and a whole lot of plastic packaging. But all that aside, sometimes you need to shop because you literally need to buy something, such as food, toiletries, or a gift for somebody. Shopping, while not always essential, can also be a treat and a relaxing therapeutic activity.

Many of us would baulk at the idea of giving up shopping for anything but the absolute essentials. Thankfully, there are ways to make your shopping trip more sustainable, so you can still enjoy shopping as an occasional treat but without going overboard, and have a minimal impact on the environment. Here are my tips for how to have a sustainable shopping trip. Fruit And Veg, Fruits And Veggies, Sustainable Living, Sustainability, Living In Denver, Denver Real Estate, Meal Kit Delivery, Eco Friendly Shopping, Second Hand Furniture
How To Have A Sustainable Shopping Trip
Shopping, in general, is not thought of as the most sustainable activity. It brings up images of consumerism, unnecessary purchases, excess consumption and a whole lot of plastic packaging. But all that aside, sometimes you need to shop because you literally need to buy something, such as food, toiletries, or a gift for somebody. Shopping, while not always essential, can also be a treat and a relaxing therapeutic activity. Many of us would baulk at the idea of giving up shopping for anything but the absolute essentials. Thankfully, there are ways to make your shopping trip more sustainable, so you can still enjoy shopping as an occasional treat but without going overboard, and have a minimal impact on the environment. Here are my tips for how to have a sustainable shopping trip.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
As you learn more about sustainability, you will realise there are many more ways to do better for the environment than just recycling your cardboard boxes and separating your glass. Your home also plays a significant role in being more sustainable. One common issue is energy usage, but how do you know if your home is using too much energy and working overtime? Working Overtime, Energy Usage, Cardboard Boxes, Green Lifestyle, Much, Plays, Role
Is Your Home Using Too Much Energy?
As you learn more about sustainability, you will realise there are many more ways to do better for the environment than just recycling your cardboard boxes and separating your glass. Your home also plays a significant role in being more sustainable. One common issue is energy usage, but how do you know if your home is using too much energy and working overtime?
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
At the CNMI Sustainable Fashion Awards 2023, Dolce & Gabbana was awarded The Craft and Italian Artisanship Award. The award is given to brands that promote Made in Italy and local artisanship globally with their collections. It recognises the brand’s dedication to preserving Italy’s heritage and culture through the use of traditional methods and the involvement of local artisans. Dolce & Gabbana’s ready-to-wear fashion punctuates red carpets and editorial spreads worldwide. Sustainable Fashion, Dolce And Gabbana, Success, Red Carpets, Local Artisans, Spreads
Decoding Dolce & Gabbana’s Success at The CNMI Sustainable Fashion Awards 2023
At the CNMI Sustainable Fashion Awards 2023, Dolce & Gabbana was awarded The Craft and Italian Artisanship Award. The award is given to brands that promote Made in Italy and local artisanship globally with their collections. It recognises the brand’s dedication to preserving Italy’s heritage and culture through the use of traditional methods and the involvement of local artisans. Dolce & Gabbana’s ready-to-wear fashion punctuates red carpets and editorial spreads worldwide.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
How To Educate Yourself About Sustainability - 6 Fun and Easy Ways Energy Use, Knowledge, Things To Come, Education, Choices, Fun
How To Educate Yourself About Sustainability - 6 Fun and Easy Ways
Sustainability is a huge issue in today’s world, and I think most people are aware of that. But when it comes to the finer details, and how to actually live a more sustainable life, some people have more knowledge and experience than others. Maybe you would like to start living more sustainably but you don’t know where to start. It can be overwhelming because there are so many different aspects of living sustainably, whether it’s energy use, recycling, or our purchasing choices.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
5 Ways To Incorporate Sustainability In Your Interior Design Sustainable Design, Carbon Footprint, 5 Ways, Incorporate, Environment, Interior Design
5 Ways To Incorporate Sustainability In Your Interior Design
Sustainability is not only important for the environment, but it’s also becoming increasingly important in interior design. Incorporating sustainable design practices within your home reduces carbon footprint whilst giving your space a unique look and creating a visual impact. Let’s take a look at how we can incorporate sustainability in interior design. Using sustainable materials such as bamboo, cork or linen within your interior design is a great way to show your commitment to sustainability.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
A Guide To Sustainable Gift Wrapping - Featuring Wrappr Sustainable Gifts, Wrapping Paper, Gift Wrapping, Wrapping Ideas, Christmas Shopping, Gift Bag
A Guide To Sustainable Gift Wrapping - Featuring Wrappr
Gift wrap really adds a whole additional layer (literally) of excitement and colour to any gift. The problem is that 540,000 tonnes of waste from wrapping paper and other gift-wrapping products end up in landfill after every holiday season. Thankfully, there are ways we can wrap gifts more sustainably to reduce our impact on the environment. I’ll be sharing various sustainable gift-wrapping ideas in this post, including using reusable fabric wraps by Wrappr.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
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5 Organic Switches You Can Make To Be More Eco-Friendly
Have you ever heard of Organic September? It is a campaign run by The Soil Association with the aim to raise awareness of organic products and the benefits they can have for people and the environment. We may be near the end of September now but it’s not too late to acknowledge Organic September and learn more about the benefits of all things organic. Plus, it’s certainly never too late to make some switches and introduce more organic products into your lifestyle.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
Sustainable Practices To Keep In Mind When Selling Online Sustainable Practices, Fractions, Keep In Mind, Selling Online, Online Business, Mindfulness
Sustainable Practices To Keep In Mind When Selling Online
Whether you run an online business or you just sell the occasional personal item, it’s a good idea to think about being sustainable. Shipping contributes to around 2.9% of the world’s CO2 emissions. Although yours will only be a miniscule fraction of that, it all adds up. We all have to do our bit! With that in mind, here are some ways to be more sustainable when selling online.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
What can we do with clothes that are completely worn out, beyond repair? I’m talking about clothes with unrepairable holes or rips, stubborn stains, or clothes that are stretched or broken. You might deem such clothes as unsalvageable, and be tempted to throw them in the trash. However, they don’t have to reach the end of their usable life yet. Some unwearable clothes can be easily upcycled into something wearable or useable. Here are 8 upcycling hacks to give new life to your worn-out clothes. Done With You, Fast Fashion, New Life, Upcycle, Old Things, Hacks
What To Do With Your Worn-Out Clothes
What can we do with clothes that are completely worn out, beyond repair? I’m talking about clothes with unrepairable holes or rips, stubborn stains, or clothes that are stretched or broken. You might deem such clothes as unsalvageable, and be tempted to throw them in the trash. However, they don’t have to reach the end of their usable life yet. Some unwearable clothes can be easily upcycled into something wearable or useable. Here are 8 upcycling hacks to give new life to your worn-out clothes.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
As we approach the new year, I know that many of us will be preparing for a ‘glow up’, for our health, productivity, or our home. The new year is the perfect time to re-think your surroundings and create changes in your home to make it a more functional, beautiful and inspiring place to live. I would encourage you to think about eco-friendly decor when you are planning your home improvements. Here are 7 ways to brighten up your home decor whilst having a low environmental impact on the planet. Eco Environmental, Eco Friendly Decor, Create Change, Glow Up?, Brighten, Home Improvement, New Homes
7 Eco-Friendly Ways To Give Your Home A Glow Up
As we approach the new year, I know that many of us will be preparing for a ‘glow up’, for our health, productivity, or our home. The new year is the perfect time to re-think your surroundings and create changes in your home to make it a more functional, beautiful and inspiring place to live. I would encourage you to think about eco-friendly decor when you are planning your home improvements. Here are 7 ways to brighten up your home decor whilst having a low environmental impact on the planet.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
At this time of year, many hedgehogs are vulnerable. Female hedgehogs usually give birth to two litters each year, and the second litter is often born in late summer. This means that the baby hedgehogs are still small in October when the weather gets colder. At this time, most hedgehogs will be going into hibernation. Hedgehogs need to be a certain bodyweight to survive hibernation, so these small baby hedgehogs can be in trouble if the weather gets cold before they are big enough. Bonfire Night, Wilderness Survival, Small Baby, Helping The Homeless, Donate To Charity, Litter, Climate Change
How To Help Hedgehogs In The Autumn
At this time of year, many hedgehogs are vulnerable. Female hedgehogs usually give birth to two litters each year, and the second litter is often born in late summer. This means that the baby hedgehogs are still small in October when the weather gets colder. At this time, most hedgehogs will be going into hibernation. Hedgehogs need to be a certain bodyweight to survive hibernation, so these small baby hedgehogs can be in trouble if the weather gets cold before they are big enough.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
Did you know that over 1.6 billion pens are thrown away every year? Most of these pens are made of plastic and are not easy to recycle, so they end up polluting the planet or sitting in landfills. In light of this, it makes a lot of sense to pick sustainable stationery options. In this post I will be sharing 10 stationery picks that I have personally used. All of these items are sustainable in some way, whether it’s the material they are made of, or how they can be reused or recycled. The New School, New School Year, Good Things, 10 Things, Did You Know, Knowing You
The Best Eco-Friendly Stationery in 2021
Did you know that over 1.6 billion pens are thrown away every year? Most of these pens are made of plastic and are not easy to recycle, so they end up polluting the planet or sitting in landfills. In light of this, it makes a lot of sense to pick sustainable stationery options. In this post I will be sharing 10 stationery picks that I have personally used. All of these items are sustainable in some way, whether it’s the material they are made of, or how they can be reused or recycled.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
Some people might not bother to do something, such as recycling a plastic bottle, because they think that one person’s action will not make a difference. They are right in thinking that for large scale change to happen, lots and lots of people need to be doing these things, e.g. recycling bottles. But the biggest unit in which we as individuals can change is 1. That is because we are all individuals with free will. Recycling, People, Action, Recycling Facility, Change, Understanding, Something To Do, Make A Difference, Thing 1
Why Every Small Action Makes A Difference For the Planet
Some people might not bother to do something, such as recycling a plastic bottle, because they think that one person’s action will not make a difference. They are right in thinking that for large scale change to happen, lots and lots of people need to be doing these things, e.g. recycling bottles. But the biggest unit in which we as individuals can change is 1. That is because we are all individuals with free will.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
40+ Simple Ways To Reduce Your Plastic Use Glass Containers, Glass Bottles, Make Your Own Toothpaste, Buy Toilet, Wooden Coat Hangers, Plastic Folders, Free Pen, Homemade Lip Balm, Buy Tea
40+ Simple Ways To Reduce Your Plastic Use
Here are some simple, common-sense ways to reduce your plastic use. How many can you integrate into your life? In the home, bathroom, kitchen and out and about, learn how to use less plastic and be more sustainable!
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
Do you have lots of random old make-up, nail polish, skincare and haircare products that you will never use? Instead of throwing them away, try some of these eco-friendly ideas for using up cosmetic products in creative ways. Reuse Containers, Hair Care, Alternative, Nail Polish, Perfume, Cosmetics, Makeup
Alternative Uses For Cosmetic Products You Are Not Going To Use
Do you have lots of random old make-up, nail polish, skincare and haircare products that you will never use? Instead of throwing them away, try some of these eco-friendly ideas for using up cosmetic products in creative ways.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
One way to be more environmentally friendly is to reuse packaging instead of throwing it away! In this post I share 9 clever DIY ideas for reusing packaging and giving it a new purpose. These include cardboard boxes, plastic bags and cosmetics containers. Find out how to reuse these common packaging items! Cardboard Packaging, Plastic Packaging, Cosmetic Packaging, Recycling Storage, Bag Storage, Apple Packaging, Buy Things Online
9 DIY Ideas for Reusing Old Packaging
One way to be more environmentally friendly is to reuse packaging instead of throwing it away! In this post I share 9 clever DIY ideas for reusing packaging and giving it a new purpose. These include cardboard boxes, plastic bags and cosmetics containers. Find out how to reuse these common packaging items!
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
What do you do with your old socks when they get holes in them? Throw them away? In this post I show a more sustainable way to give your old socks a new life by turning them into useful multipurpose cloths. Follow this easy DIY to create hankies, dusting cloths and more! Sock Crafts, Diy Crafts, Dish Rag, Black Socks, Wool Socks, Recycled Crafts, Cloths
How To Make Useful Cloths Out Of Old Socks
What do you do with your old socks when they get holes in them? Throw them away? In this post I show a more sustainable way to give your old socks a new life by turning them into useful multipurpose cloths. Follow this easy DIY to create hankies, dusting cloths and more!
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
It’s important to care for the environment and create a more sustainable future. One way to do this is by responsibly reusing or repurposing our old packaging items such as plastic bags, cardboard boxes and empty lip balm tubes. I share 9 creative ways to repurpose these items instead of throwing them away. What To Recycle, Reuse, Bin Bag, Lip Balm Tubes, Plastic Bins, Healthy Juices
9 Creative Ways To Repurpose Old Packaging
It’s important to care for the environment and create a more sustainable future. One way to do this is by responsibly reusing or repurposing our old packaging items such as plastic bags, cardboard boxes and empty lip balm tubes. I share 9 creative ways to repurpose these items instead of throwing them away.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
Are you a fan of houseplants? Have you ever considered taking cuttings of your favourite plants to sell online or send to friends? This is a great way to share your love of houseplants and make a bit of money too! In this guide I share how I package up houseplant cuttings ready to send in the post. This method gives the cuttings the best chance of arriving safely and undamaged at their destination! Plant Cuttings, Plant Sale, Sent, Houseplants, Method, Things To Sell, Money
How I Send Plant Cuttings Safely In The Post
Are you a fan of houseplants? Have you ever considered taking cuttings of your favourite plants to sell online or send to friends? This is a great way to share your love of houseplants and make a bit of money too! In this guide I share how I package up houseplant cuttings ready to send in the post. This method gives the cuttings the best chance of arriving safely and undamaged at their destination!
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
You know the little bit that is left of a bar of soap? It’s too small to use but it doesn’t have to go to waste. I share a genius hack for using up your soap scraps and recycling them into a new product. They can be combined with other soap scraps to make a homemade shower gel. Solid Conditioner Bar, Solid Shampoo Bar, Diy Dishwasher Soap, Dial Bar Soap, Homemade Shower Gel, How To Make A Bar, Handmade Soap Diy, Soap On A Rope, Sugar Scrub Homemade
How To Use Up Leftover Pieces of Soap and Other Solid Shower Products
You know the little bit that is left of a bar of soap? It’s too small to use but it doesn’t have to go to waste. I share a genius hack for using up your soap scraps and recycling them into a new product. They can be combined with other soap scraps to make a homemade shower gel.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
Do you get through a lot of heat protection spray? Why not try making your own DIY heat defence spray with this quick and easy recipe! It uses ingredients you probably already have at home and it will protect your hair when you are using straighteners or curling irons. Make Your Own, Make It Yourself, Irons, Curling, Defence, Quick Easy Meals, Homemade Recipes
Simple Homemade Recipe for Heat Protection Spray
Do you get through a lot of heat protection spray? Why not try making your own DIY heat defence spray with this quick and easy recipe! It uses ingredients you probably already have at home and it will protect your hair when you are using straighteners or curling irons.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
Do you run a business selling plant cuttings online? If so, you will of course need to package up the cuttings to send in the post. In this guide I share my method for packaging up houseplant cuttings so that they arrive swiftly and safely at their destination, without getting damaged in the post. Houseplant, Damaged, Packaging
How To Package Plant Cuttings For Selling Online
Do you run a business selling plant cuttings online? If so, you will of course need to package up the cuttings to send in the post. In this guide I share my method for packaging up houseplant cuttings so that they arrive swiftly and safely at their destination, without getting damaged in the post.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
Are you trying to be more eco-friendly and live a more sustainable lifestyle? One way to do this is to use less plastic. In this post I share some simple, common-sense ways to reduce your plastic use by swapping to sustainable products. How many can you integrate into your daily life? Sustainable Products, Take Away Cup
Plastic-Free Swaps To Easily Make Today
Are you trying to be more eco-friendly and live a more sustainable lifestyle? One way to do this is to use less plastic. In this post I share some simple, common-sense ways to reduce your plastic use by swapping to sustainable products. How many can you integrate into your daily life?
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
Do you tend to accumulate more and more belongings instead of using up what you already have? This is a common pattern with items such as make-up, stationery and magazines. In this post I share 8 items that you should use up before you buy any more. This will save you money, reduce waste and create space in your cupboards. Stationery Addict, Reduce Waste, Save Your Money, Create Space, Cupboards, Magazines, Common
8 Things You Need To Stop Buying Until You’ve Used Up What You Have
Do you tend to accumulate more and more belongings instead of using up what you already have? This is a common pattern with items such as make-up, stationery and magazines. In this post I share 8 items that you should use up before you buy any more. This will save you money, reduce waste and create space in your cupboards.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
Would you like to make a difference to the planet and help save the environment? One way to be more eco-friendly is to use less plastic. In this post I share many ways to reduce your plastic use and switch to more sustainable, plastic-free alternatives. Earth Projects
How To Help Save The Planet by Using Less Plastic
Would you like to make a difference to the planet and help save the environment? One way to be more eco-friendly is to use less plastic. In this post I share many ways to reduce your plastic use and switch to more sustainable, plastic-free alternatives.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
Are you trying to reduce your plastic use and live a more eco-friendly lifestyle? This post will help you because it contains lots of sustainable plastic-free swaps that you can make today, to use less plastic and help the environment.
Sustainable Swaps To Reduce Your Plastic Use
Are you trying to reduce your plastic use and live a more eco-friendly lifestyle? This post will help you because it contains lots of sustainable plastic-free swaps that you can make today, to use less plastic and help the environment.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
Are you trying to use less plastic? In this post I share some easy plastic-free swaps that you can make in your daily life to help you live a more sustainable lifestyle. These simple swaps are eco-friendly and good for the planet.
Easy Plastic-Free Swaps To Save The Planet
Are you trying to use less plastic? In this post I share some easy plastic-free swaps that you can make in your daily life to help you live a more sustainable lifestyle. These simple swaps are eco-friendly and good for the planet.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
Are you trying to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle? Check out these useful tips to help you reduce, reuse and recycle some common household items and materials. I share what to do with bottle caps, empty tubes, old calendars, old socks and more! Ways To Recycle, Reduce Reuse, Hard To Get, Eco Friendly House, Bottle Caps, Recycling Bins
Creative Ways To Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
Are you trying to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle? Check out these useful tips to help you reduce, reuse and recycle some common household items and materials. I share what to do with bottle caps, empty tubes, old calendars, old socks and more!
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
Are you trying to live a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle? One way is to use less plastic. In this post I share lots of ways you can reduce your plastic use and save the environment by switching to plastic-free alternatives. Glass Jars
How To Use Less Plastic In Your Daily Life
Are you trying to live a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle? One way is to use less plastic. In this post I share lots of ways you can reduce your plastic use and save the environment by switching to plastic-free alternatives.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog
Do you wonder how to use your leftover pieces of soap so they don’t go to waste? You need to read this post where I share my genius hack for using up soap scraps. They can be combined to make a new product that is perfect for the shower or for cleaning. Dial Soap, Liquid Soap Making, Recycled House, Lush Cosmetics, Fun Easy Crafts, Best Soap, Cleanser
What To Do With Your Soap Scraps
Do you wonder how to use your leftover pieces of soap so they don’t go to waste? You need to read this post where I share my genius hack for using up soap scraps. They can be combined to make a new product that is perfect for the shower or for cleaning.
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This Brilliant Day | Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog