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Clutter is anything you are keeping around your house that doesn’t add value to your life.

Decluttering is all about making space in your house (and your life) for the things that matter.

MIDWASTE has developed a new Declutter workshop program Less is More! to help residents learn how to declutter their home and dispose of excess stuff sustainably.

The workshop will provide residents with useful declutter tips and tools as well as teach them how to prevent clutter returning.

Workshops

Bowraville
When: 
TBC
Time: TBC
Where: Pioneer Community Centre, High Street Bowraville
Register at bcdainc@gmail.com or on 0400 828 471.

Forster Library
When: Monday 5 November 2018
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Forster Library
Visit www.midcoastlibraries.com.au to register

Gloucester Library
When: Friday 12 October 2018
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: 
Gloucester Library
Visit www.midcoastlibraries.com.au to register

Hallidays Point
When: Friday 19 October 2018
Time:
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where:
Hallidays Point Library
Visit www.midcoastlibraries.com.au  to register

Harrington
When: TBC
Time: TBC
Where: 
Harrington Library
Visit www.midcoastlibraries.com.au  to register

Kempsey
When:
 TBC
Time: TBC
Where: Kemspey Library, cnr Elbow and Tozer Streets
To register, call Kempsey Library 6566 3210

Laurieton
When: 
Saturday 20 October 2018
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Laurieton School of Arts Hall, 58 Bold Street Laurieton.
To register call Laurieton Library 6581 8177

Port Macquarie
When:
 Saturday 1 September 2018
Time:9:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Port Macquarie Library, CNR Gordon & Grant Sts
To register, call Port Library 6581 8755

Taree Library
When: Thursday 25 October 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Taree Library
Visit www.midcoastlibraries.com.au to register

Tea Gardens
When: Friday 28 September 2018
Time:
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: 
Tea Gardens Library
Visit www.midcoastlibraries.com.au  to register

Wauchope
When: Wednesday 14 November 2018
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Wauchope CWA Hall, High St, Wauchope
Book at the library on 6581 8162

Wingham Library
When: Friday 31 August 2018
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Wingham Library
Visit www.midcoastlibraries.com.au to register

REUSE 

  • Remember, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.
  • There are many opportunities for reusing household items rather than sending them to landfill including:
    • hold a garage sale
    • donate to charity
    • utilise websites such as Freecycle, Gumtree, TuShare, or search for a local Buy Swap Sell Facebook page

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Love Your Clothes

Love Your Clothes is a UK program that aims to raise awareness of the value of clothes and help people make the most of the clothes they already have. The focus is on getting people to think about the way they purchase, use and dispose of clothes by providing easy and practical tips and advice on how to:

  • make your clothes last longer
  • reduce the environmental impact of laundering your clothes
  • deal with unwanted clothes
  • make the most of your wardrobe.

Thinking about the life of our clothes will help reduce our impact on the environment by reducing the amount of carbon, water and waste created through the manufacture, laundry and disposal of clothing while also helping us to save money and resources.

Visit Love Your Clothes to see what you can do to reduce the environmental impacts of clothing while making the most of the clothes you have.