AT Home with Sarah Beeny - May 2011 - (Page 163)

Up your green credentials… Eco-friendliness begins at home, so make sure you’re doing your bit with these solutions to six common trouble spots A spot of spring cleaning usually ends with a pile of unwanted medicines headed straight for the rubbish. With disposal options limited, – you either flush them down the toilet (exposing them to your water supply); toss them directly into the bin, where they end up on a landfill site and leak; or they’re eaten by scavenging animals, who release them into surrounding water and soil. Eco solution: Pharmacies often have a disposal programme, or you can contact your nearest hospital to see if medication can be dropped off to be incinerated. If binning it is your only option, seal unwanted medicine in a leak-proof bag, and fill it with coffee beans or cat litter. This will minimise spillage, and the filling will make the bag smell less interesting to any animals in search of a snack. > | slug| 1 Trouble spot: The medicine cabinet MAY 2011 | 163 words: holly quayle | photographs: getty images

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AT Home with Sarah Beeny - May 2011

Editor’s letter
A word from Sarah
Spring sensation
Big-name bedrooms
Brilliant buys for your home
House talk
Home horrors
Areas on the up
Property perfectionist
Mortgage mania
Solicitor’s service
a penny for your thouGhts
Housing hotshot
Wise up
Flying the nest
Making the ideal become real
Boost your build
Feeling lofty
Garden plotting
When cracks appear
Window shopping
Stay toasty
Warm up
Success story
Top transformation
Greenovate your home
Eco boost
Organic ignition
Green queens
Solve those dilemmas
Splash of colour
Bed down in style
Lounge around
Kitchens and bathrooms
Bubble up
Shower power
Instant illumination
Floor wars
The carpet market
Tip-top tiles
Tools of the trade
Fresh air furnishings
Grill thrills
Picnic perfect
Green supreme
Diary date
Kerb appeal
Up top
Brick cladding
Groovy garages
Lodge life
Go your own way
Car booty
Clock ticker
Coming soon
On the list
Listed lovelies

AT Home with Sarah Beeny - May 2011