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7 Home Recycling Tips for Beginners7 Home Recycling Tips for Beginners

Every day we read about the declining state of our natural environment – from plastic in the oceans to overflowing landfills and damaged eco-systems and natural habitats. Every bit helps so here are 10 home recycling tips to start your recycling journey!

#GreenKitchen Facebook Competition#GreenKitchen Facebook Competition

This month we are encouraging our followers to start their journey to a more sustainable lifestyle by reducing, reusing and recycling in their homes – particularly the kitchen! Enter our #GreenKitchen competition for the chance to WIN a KitchenCraft Compost Bin worth R520.

6 Inventions you Didn’t Know were Made by Women6 Inventions you Didn’t Know were Made by Women

Modern technology has brought much convenience, ease and comfort to our everyday lives from appliances to the programmes on our computers. In celebration of Women’s Month, we have pulled up the archives to celebrate the women behind many of the world’s most important inventions to date.

3 Local Businesswomen Making a Difference in  South Africa3 Local Businesswomen Making a Difference in South Africa

Female South Africans have stepped up to the plate and, have not only accepted the entrepreneurial challenge but have dominated in their new roles. From agriculture to law and manicured nails, take a look at how these incredible female entrepreneurs have made a difference in South Africa.

Spring is here – declutter your sanctuary today

For most of us our home is the only place that makes us feel safe and secure – it’s our sanctuary. In most cases however, we are fooled into thinking that luxury comes at a hefty price which creates the illusion that it takes a lifetime to accomplish.

Inspiration for Women’s Month

Women wear so many different hats in today’s society, from partner and wife to mom and taxi driver, even referee when children argue. While we are known to be brilliant at multitasking, we are also known to avoid “me-time” in exchange for chores or school pickups as our guilt buttons are always switched on.

Brighten up your life

Are the winter blues getting you down? Why not brighten up your life by adding more vibrant colours to your surroundings and kicking the heat up a notch in the kitchen. Colours can conjure up various feelings from positivity to frustration to relaxation. In the wintery months, moods tend to dip which is why the addition of warmth through colour, texture and hearty recipes will ensure a more comforted feeling.

Functional working spaces at home

Space in a home can be limiting at times, especially when wanting to create a work space free of clutter, and sticky fingers. A working or office space at home needs to encourage focus and creativity, without over-indulging the senses with the relaxing feeling that accompanies being at home.

Happy healthy families in the kitchen

To encourage happy healthy families, there are a number of activities one can do to create a sense of relaxation in the home, whether it be lounging around playing board games with the children, going for walks or teaching them about healthy eating. These kinds of activities promote a sense of calm and togetherness, which is often not experienced in today’s busy world.

Bringing your Child’s Room to Life

Decorating a child’s room can be a dream for some, and a nightmare for others. The trick is to compromise with the ideas, while maintaining a sense of peace and functionality.