Post-holiday clearance: recycle leftover wrapping into child’s play!

Turn old wrapping paper into festive lanterns, colorful rockets or origami designs! Secondsguru.com lists ideas to turn leftover gift wrap into a day full of kids activities!

After weeks of excitement – school holidays, Christmas festivities, new year celebrations – getting back to the grind of daily routine is rather anti-climatic. On top of that, there’s the unavoidable ritual of post-holiday cleanse: alcohol in the system, half-filled bottles of wine, leftovers in the fridge, old gift wraps and discarded packaging – they all demand to be purged pronto! Fortunately, there’s a Monica Geller hiding inside some of us, and the clean-up can …[Read more]

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Do not recycle these! 5 New Year resolutions we all make (and break) repeatedly!

Some promises are meant to be kept. For everything else, there are New Year Resolutions! Secondsguru.com lists 5 promises we all make (and break) repeatedly

Yet another new year, yet another wave of self-improvement. It is impossible to scroll down one’s Facebook homepage this week without reading through promises of change and urges to transform into Mother Teresa or alternatively, Kim Kardashian’s body. Noble thoughts surely… but while half of us are scribbling down a list of resolutions to live 2015 by, the other half are secretly sniggering at the loftiness of ambition! Here are the most commonly made (and …[Read more]

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When older is better! Christmas gifts ideas that celebrate the test of time

Christmas gift for your friends - vintage movie posters. You can't go wrong with an Audrey Hepburn poster!

At Secondsguru, we have a soft spot for all things old, so here are some Christmas gift ideas , this season of giving, all carrying a whiff of romance from the past! Retro Casio watch We all have friends still pretending it’s the 80s – unwilling to stop playing The Police, dressing up to insane lengths at costume parties, insisting on sitting through Back To The Future reruns – this is the cheapest and awesome-est gift …[Read more]

A bottle too many? Recycle ideas for your glass containers

reuse and recycle old jars and bottles - ideas list

For all of us who love our in-home wining and dining, the trips to the glass recycling bin are all too frequent. Sauces, condiments, wines, beers, jams… anything even half-way gourmet comes in its own fancy bottle. Luckily, old bottles and jars need never die, they can just rest in peace – on your mantelpiece! Oil Bottles Just add an oil dispenser on top, and there you have it – a style statement for your …[Read more]