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Thursday 13 June 2013

Recycling, repurposing & upcycling ideas on Pinterest - Xmas tree decorations

We may only be 8 days away from the longest day, and it may only be 195 days (or 6 months 13 days) to Christmas, but the weather is ridiculously cold and the central heating keeps turning itself on automatically, so you could be forgiven for thinking winter was here already!

To cheer you up, here's an idea that will save you money on Xmas decorations, and is ideal for when you need something keep the kids occupied indoors (or even in the tent or caravan) while it's raining and miserable outside!

Click on this link to Rainbow Red's Pinterest page, to learn how to make these cheap, easy-to-assemble Xmas tree decorations out of recycled cards, wrapping paper or even magazines/newspapers!

And while you're there, check out loads of other great recycling, repurposing and upcycling ideas - plus some fantastic organising and storage solutions - on Rainbow Red's other Pinterest pages.

Wednesday 12 June 2013

Decluttering workshop for Surrey Libraries - Redhill - 18th May 2013

The Harlequin Theatre, Redhill was a perfect venue for Rainbow Red's latest decluttering (and organising) workshop on 18th May, sponsored by the Health & Wellbeing team at Surrey Libraries.  The 52 attendees enjoyed Cherry Rudge and Lynda Wylie's practical hints and tips, an explanation of S.P.A.C.E. zoning, and overcoming decluttering challenges, plus a practical demonstration of how to organise kids drawers, and an IKEA video showing the functional potential of a room once it's been decluttered.
Kay Hadwick from Surrey Libraries said "Thank you very much for the workshop on Saturday. I thought it went well. Everybody has said on their evaluation forms that they would recommend the workshop to others". Post workshop feedback included comments such as: "A useful workshop - can't wait to get home and start! Can see how I can tackle this long term issue and can see loads of benefits of me decluttering. Thanks so much!!!" and "My head is spinning with all the good ideas and my reactions to the workshop. All very positive. You have inspired us to tackle a very tricky and sore subject, still giving us respect and hope for the future."

Cherry Rudge of Rainbow Red and Lynda Wylie of Tidy Rooms are both Members of The Association of Professional Declutterers & Organisers UK (
For more information, or to book a workshop for your local group in North Surrey & SW London, please contact:
Cherry Rudge - Ph: 07931 303310 - Email: