How to: save energy

From crafting thermal curtains to creating all-natural cleaning products, we've put together some of our top tips for saving energy around the house and garden. Have a look and see how you can help the planet (and your pocket too).

Lauren Guthrie makes thermal curtains

Learn how to make thermal curtains this winter 

Lauren Guthrie shows you how to make your own thermal curtains, which will help keep your home warm, saving energy and money.

Cleaning products on the wooden draining board in the scullery at Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Cambridgeshire.

Vintage tips to green clean your home 

Get spring cleaning the natural way with our vintage life hacks to green clean your home.

Christmas draught excluder

Create your own cosy draught excluder 

Blocking draughts from leaky doors can be a big help in keeping the heat where you want it. Follow our handy guide to make your own.


How to: save time, energy and money in the garden

Gardening can cost a lot - both for you and for the environment. But it doesn't have to be this way. In this short film our experts will show you their tops tips on saving time and money in the garden. Plus their suggestions are great for the environment too.


How to make traditional paper-chains

Find out how to make old-fashioned home-made paper chains in this short video.