Hello, my name is Rona and I’m a tidy­ing up ad­dict.

The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - OPINION -

So, the fes­tive pe­riod and the sub­se­quent fall­out is a dif­fi­cult time for me. The tonne of tat that’s ar­rived in the house over the fes­tiv­i­ties is my idea of an ab­so­lute night­mare. The over­flow­ing bins lit­ter­ing my street this morn­ing wait­ing to be emp­tied is a re­minder of how much stuff we’re now chuck­ing out after our spend­ing sprees.

What hap­pened to the con­cept of make do and mend? So, it was great to hear a con­sumer cam­paigner on the ra­dio this week talk­ing about the bat­tle for a “right to re­pair”, which could mean our elec­tri­cal ap­pli­ances last longer and are eas­ier to mend.

Rather than chuck­ing out your old ket­tle have a bash at mend­ing it. Think of the land­fill we could avoid.

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