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5 ways to thrift smartly

In today’s hustle and bustle, thrifting is like stumbling upon a hidden oasis in the desert of conventional shopping. It’s not just about snagging unique…
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How to have a water-efficient garden

It’s no secret that water is one of the main ingredients to a blooming great backyard, but there are many ways you can achieve a…
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Money-saving powerhacks: winter edition

With the temperature starting to get low, how can your energy bill do the same? In this article we share money-saving powerhacks to stary warm…
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7 ways to recycle even more

Your recycling bin is pristine – full of clean acceptable materials, and you know exactly what can and can’t go in. But have you ever…
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A beginner’s guide to companion planting

Everyone wants a thriving, bountiful veggie garden so why not give companion planting a go? It’s one way you can ‘work smarter not harder’ in…
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Striking the balance to minimise your car use

Reducing how much you use your car can not only save you money, but reduce your carbon emissions. Try our tips to navigate low-carbon travel.
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Three ways to make sure green waste isn’t wasted 

Did you know that the average Brisbane bin contains 26% garden waste that could have been recycled and turned into mulch and compost? Here’s our…
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Money-saving powerhacks: clothes washing and drying edition

In this edition, we’ve tackled the dirty laundry, so if you want clean clothes without the big power bills, we’ve rounded up our seven ways…
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5 sneaky leaks that could be costing you

A little drip might not seem like a big problem, but you could be pouring money down the drain with leaks around your home. The…
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