A Year-Round Guide to Essential Home Maintenance [Infographics]

Any homeowner knows that keeping your house up to standard takes a fair amount of work. However, despite people’s best intentions, it’s easy to overlook some of the essential checks that you must carry out to ensure your property remains in great shape.

So, when is the best time to carry out household maintenance tasks? Some issues present themselves seasonally while a variety of fixes are reliant on weather.  This section runs you through each season and the optimum time to perform checks, fixes and general upkeep.

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Kintsugi: Repairing Pottery Art [Video]

Kintsugi is a centuries-old Japanese art of repairing broken pottery and transforming it into a new work of art with gold, the traditional metal used in Kintsugi. The name of the technique is derived from the words “Kin” (golden) and “tsugi” (joinery), which translate to mean “golden repair.” The scars and cracks of the broken ceramic become the focus and turn the object into something unique and exquisite.

If you’ve broken your favorite ceramic dish and want an elegant repair solution, follow this guide to making your own Kintsugi art. All you need is a few items and our step-by-step video tutorial below.

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E-waste problems and solutions [Infographic]

The electronic waste is getting out of our hands. Every 18 months we change mobile phones and our computers every 2 years. Are we aware of what are they made of and where do they end up? And most importantly: What can we, as individuals, do to reduce it?

Below you’ll find an infographic Digital Doc of Chesterfield made with some numbers and solutions we can contribute to control the E-waste problem.

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Adding Value to your Home [Infographic]

Home improvements can breathe new life into a property, but the costs and disruption vary wildly, so take a look at this guide to ensure you make the most informed decisions you can.

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Make less trash [Guide]

Zero waste doesn’t mean producing or consuming nothing. It’s about carefully and intentionally designing, producing, and consuming without waste as an end product.

“We make less waste and eventually when we can shift the way manufactures design and create stuff (and we have the infrastructure to recover) then we will live in a circular economy (zero waste) and that word zero will actually mean zero. Until then, do your best, start small, and voice your consumer opinion! Change won’t happen until we speak up and use our consumer power as much as we can.”

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