Wedding Reception

Making Your Wedding Reception Green

A green wedding reception is not about colour, but about saving the earth’s resources. There are several really easy ways to ensure you  practice sustainability with your wedding reception apart from hiring photo booths for paperless, chemical free photos. That is certainly a good start and will save on the cost of the photographer as well, but don’t stop there when there are heaps of other great ideas to implement.

Use one place

For instance, you can have the wedding ceremony and the reception at one and the same venue. This will save your 100 or so guests making the trip from one place to another.  Think how much fuel that will save. You could also choose a venue that offers accommodation so that those guests who have travelled a long way to your wedding won’t have to make even more trips; they won’t even have to drive back to their separate accommodation after the reception is over. This is an especially good choice if alcohol will be available at your reception as it is for most, and if the guests are known to consume lots.

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September 9, 2016
Moving Company

Choosing an Eco-Friendly Moving Company

Home removal companies are not traditionally known for their low impact on the environment. When you see those fleets of big trucks and think about all the gas they must use each day, it is easy to assume they are slowly and surely destroying the planet. Put those notions out of your head, as it’s a new era of green-friendly businesses. That goes for your local movers too. Of course, not all of them have changed to more eco-friendly practices. So, where can you start when looking to hire a green company for your home removals needs?

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions

It is your right as a consumer to ask questions until you are satisfied that the job will be done to meet your needs. You will be spending hard-earned cash hiring a home removals company such as Brilliance Removalists Melbourne, so it is only fair to get what you want. And if that means hiring people who take the time and effort to show care for the planet we live on, then there is nothing wrong with that. The first step is finding a company that is fully certified. You should then be able to access their records to see if they have violated any safety laws or carried out any activity that is harmful to the environment.

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December 18, 2015
Moving Home

Moving Home the Eco-Friendly Way

Moving home doesn’t have to be a wasteful and costly event. Look at these great tips for environmentally friendly removals from the folks over at Brilliance Removalists Perth;

Be Flexible

Do you have a specific date in mind for moving? If you have a good reason for this, being flexible with your time and date might not be an option. Otherwise, don’t be stubborn about when you’re going to move. If you can let the movers fit you in when it suits them best, you might help to reduce waste that way. By allowing them to get the most of their driving time, slotting you in when they have other jobs in your area, you are making them use less gas.

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August 29, 2015
Transport Company

How to Incorporate Sustainability into Your Transport Company

Sustainability is not only about saving the earth’s resources, but also saving costs in business so it is well worth looking into. A transport company uses a great deal of fuel to transport freight around the country and this costs money, so finding ways to save on fuel will save costs, which may be even more important to the company than being eco-friendly.

Everyone wants to save on costs whether they are in business or not, but those who are running a business have a vested interest in doing so, since it can mean the success or failure of their business.

One way to save on the cost of fuel is to use less. You may think this would be impossible, but there are several ways to do so.

  • Plot an efficient route – one that takes not only kilometres into account, but road surface conditions and steep versus flat terrain. Naturally enough, a shorter route may not save fuel if it is very steep.
  • Truck maintenance. We often hear about trucks in poor condition having accidents. But less is heard about the cost of running a truck that is not properly maintained. It will use more oil and have more breakdowns requiring ever more expensive new parts and loss of time when trucks are not maintained as they should be.

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July 19, 2015
Sustainability Tips for Beauty

11 Sustainability Tips for Beauty

When it comes to beauty and cosmetic surgery, most women have their favourite tips and tricks to ensure they make the most of their looks. However, you may not have thought of sustainability in the use of organic skin care and beauty products and practices. One good thing in making a few changes is that you’ll be avoiding some of those products that contain toxic ingredients, however small the quantity.

Whatever you put on your skin is absorbed into the body, so it’s wise to be careful with choosing only products that are organic. Here are some tips to ensure your beauty regime is as eco friendly as possible.

  • Coconut oil is a product that can be used in many ways when it comes to both sustainability and beauty needs. It can be used as a deep hair conditioner, a facial cleanser and a shaving cream that nourishes the skin while it is being used. It can also be used as a deodorant – and to cook with.

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October 25, 2014
Home Removal

Smarter, Greener Alternatives for Home Removal

You would be hard pressed to find someone who isn’t looking for way to lighten their spending. Luckily, going green and being frugal are often directly compatible. So, take a look at some of these smart, forward-thinking ideas for extra green home removals by Brilliance Removalists Brisbane.

How Far Are You Moving?

If you really want to put the environment first, think about how much gas is going to be used if you choose to move to the other side of the state, or even the other side of the country. Many people don’t consider that their impact on the planet starts right from the planning stages, with almost everything they do. Do you really need to pick up and move hundreds of miles? Maybe you could find a place that’s closer that might be better. This is one method of reducing your carbon footprint that is so simple, many don’t even factor it in. Okay, it might not be practical to put your whole life on hold to reduce emissions and waste, but it is worth considering.

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September 14, 2013
Carpet Cleaning Tips

Green Carpet Cleaning Tips and Methods

With everything that gets thrown at the average home’s carpets, it’s no wonder that carpet cleaning services like the ones offered by brilliance carpet cleaning perth, is a popular topic. And it’s also easy to see why there are so many different products on the market for keeping carpets clean. For those who would rather not do the job themselves, there are more different types of professional carpet cleaner services than you could count. With all of these different methods for getting something as humble and simple as your carpet back to a like-new state, people tend to lose sight of exactly what they are introducing into their homes and exposing their family and pets to in the process.

Carpet cleaning products can be made from some very nasty ingredients, and definitely not the sort of stuff you want to be walking around on every day. If you have stains and spills that you want to get rid of, you don’t have to reach for the store-bought products that are made with toxic chemicals. In fact, you can whip up your very own carpet cleaning spray at home, and use it to remove those difficult stains and dirt covered carpets.

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January 2, 2013
Outdoor Living

How an Outdoor Living Area can be Environmentally Friendly

Have you ever thought of creating a beautiful haven outdoors that can be used for rest and relaxation, entertaining family and friends or for alfresco meals with the family?  Such a place will add great value to your property and help to keep you healthy by offering a way to reduce your stress levels. We don’t usually consider sustainability when thinking of such a project, but in fact, having an outdoor haven with relaxing outdoor furniture from drovers furniture can be considered eco-friendly. How?

When you make an outdoor place to enjoy, it needs to have some kind of floor to replace the grass. This is because grass would soon wear away if the place was used much, through feet trampling on it.  It is also quite wet after rain or dew and people often don’t want to walk on it and get their good shoes wet. Or their toes, if they are wearing sandals.

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November 4, 2012
Wedding Favours

Ideas for Eco-Friendly Wedding Favours

There are plenty of ways to make your wedding eco friendly, reduce the carbon footprint it creates and generally give Mother Earth a helping hand. You can always hire a photo booth to save on the cost of a photographer and on the harsh chemicals some use in developing non-digital prints. However, one area of the wedding is really easy to go green with and that is the wedding favours that each guest takes home at the end of the reception.


Much of the time these favours are just rubbish that people don’t want. But you can make yours count in a way you may not expect and neither will your wedding guests. Here are some ways to make wedding favours not enjoyable, but also eco friendly.

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August 9, 2012