It’s a lifestyle choice, of not having or taking too little or too much of anything. As well as being applicable to work-life balance and frugality, the term defines a sustainable way of living, which can translate aptly into the context of homes and interiors.
In the kitchen... • Turning off appliances such as the toaster, kettle and microwave can help save you up to £30 a year on energy bills.
• When cooking, choose stainless steel or cast iron pots and pans as these are highly durable, absorb heat well and retain it for longer, and switch to energy-saving induction hobs for quick, economical cooking.
In the bathroom... • Try to take short showers (less than five minutes) whenever possible, as a bath typically uses around 80 litres of water.
• Choose natural, organic bath products that won’t harm the environment, you could even have a go at making your own soaps or bath bombs as these make great handmade gifts and also help you save money of expensive toiletries.