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Tjalvas DIY home

Welcome to Tjalvas DIY

Did you know that we produce worldwide around 5.8 million tons of rubbish per day?

Seeing that we are voting for people who don´t seem to be interested or don´t believe in climate change, I think it´s time for us normal people to start acting. That´s why I started this blog.

Here I will try out lots of recycling ideas and will show you the results, plus some instructions, so you can try yourself and, if you want, upload your photos to the comments of the corresponding post. I will create a library for more detailed instructions which will be free for all subscribers to my newsletter.

Throughout the month of August I am running a free trial email challenge called “30 days to a life with less plastic waste”. Do you want to be one of my beta-testers? Then sign up here!

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A note on the above: If you are passionate about our environment and want to do something good, here is a link to a site which I think does a brilliant job and needs to be supported! 4Ocean are cleaning up our oceans and coral reefs and we can and should support them!

Note: This link is NOT an affiliate link. I asked them to be allowed to put their link on my site as I love what they do! And I decided, that the first income I make from this blog, will buy me one of their bracelets. I will keep you updated on this…

Little fun fact:

My 7-year old son has seen me starting on some projects and was excited about the idea to recycle. The next day, on our way home from school he picked up a piece of cardboard which had flown out of a skip on the road and said happily: “I will make a bridge out of it for my cars.” So, after all homework was done, we got to work. Unfortunately, the bridge was not big enough for where he had planned to use it… the next day he picked up at least 10 more pieces from the street, so we could build roads as well. This gave me the idea to include a section of DIY with kids where we will show you the projects we have done together.

I wanted to put a photo of our project, but unfortunately, playing outside we forgot the time and had to rush to taekwondo and it started raining in the meantime… But I still have a photo from in-between. It is not the best one, but better than nothing…

bridge out of cardboard

Update: my son has had a few more good ideas of his own on how to repurpose some things. Keep your eyes open, as we will try them out and post them once they are done.

11 thoughts on “Tjalvas DIY home”

    1. Yes, it is very important that our children learn how to protect our planet. But I’ve learnt one more thing: we adults need to learn from our kids as well. Sometimes they know more than we do…
      Thank you for showing me your support x

  1. Wow, I love this idea of doing DIY for kids! So amazing that you have created this blog on a topic like this! We all need to do our part as little as possible to help this cause! Great post!xx

    1. Thank you! You are right: if we all would do our part, then we would be on the right track to a better world

  2. The amount of rubbish is crazy aye, I’ve reduced our household waste by 2-3 bags a week to 1 bag a fortnight and recycling from every 2nd week and just being able to close the lid to once every month. I reuse cardboard from packets to make learning cards for my children – they also last longer as they are thicker.

      1. Thanks ☺️ It’s the only way I didn’t have to remake my 3rd olds learning cards a 2nd time over the month.

  3. Truly appreciate that you care about the earth and are taking action on how to take care of its resources by recycling and reusing. What’s greater still, is that your son is following your example and that’s equally important as well. Instilling these practices in our children can help further preserve our planet for generations to come.

    1. Thank you! Glad to see, I am not the only one 🙂
      The saying goes that our children are our future, but I think it needs to be changed. Our future is our planet and everything living on it. If we don´t start acting now, there will be not future. Maybe for our children, but what about their children?

    1. You’re so right! Unfortunately nowadays we don’t do enough in this way anymore (me included)

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