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Use it (in another way)

Our step-by-step guides have lots of ideas that make it simple to repurpose old furniture and household items. Kids love to know where things come from, especially food. Help them to explore how food grows when you transform a muffin tray into a kid-size planting garden. Time to get busy!

A young boy lifting the lid of a planting greenhouse on a tabletop with carrots and onions growing in glasses and trays.
A young boy lifting the lid of a planting greenhouse on a tabletop with carrots and onions growing in glasses and trays.

1. Get planting

First they need to choose what they want to grow. Maybe it’s carrots for that perfect carrot cake muffin? They could sprout carrot tops, or start with seeds for the full experience. Plant them in some soil and give them water.

2. Keep watering

If you’re starting with seeds, you’ll see green shoots within four or five days. With carrot heads, wait a couple of weeks for them to root themselves. Remember to keep watering them daily as plants quickly dry out in warm houses.

3. Find sunshine

Select a good sunny spot in your home for your indoor garden. Plants need two things – sunlight and water. It’s also good to consider placing them within reach of young gardeners, on a low movable trolley is perfect, allowing them to reposition their plants as the weather changes.

Declutter your life

While you’re at it, sort through the rest of your things! Creating balance in your home means focusing on what matters to you. Find out more in our other guides.

Make space to breathe

A more organised you

Well done, you’re on the way to a decluttered life – with space for what’s really important to you. Want more?

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