CHOOSE WELL

Homes+ (Australia) - - BEFORE & AFTER -

Be­fore you buy some­thing, think about whether you re­ally need it, and if you have the space for it in your home. You could even throw some­thing out

(or do­nate or re­cy­cle) each time you buy some­thing. That new bowl might seem less ap­peal­ing when you have to get rid of an old favourite.

When you do buy some­thing, un­pack it and put it away im­me­di­ately. That way you won’t have un­packed bags, re­ceipts and tags ly­ing around. Say no to bags when you can, too, to save on clut­ter (and help the en­vi­ron­ment).

Get in the habit of putting items you don’t use in a do­na­tion box. When it’s full, de­liver it to the near­est op shop. Make sure items are in good con­di­tion, and that you wrap any break­ables.

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