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Repair Reuse Recycle Upcycle!

01 August, 2018

I'm very proud to be invited to become a trustee for Weee Charity. It's a local charity to me in Warrington that aims to prevent and relieve poverty in the local community and the rest of the UK by repairing, reusing, and recycling IT equipment. The charity also helps businesses by providing free data erasing and destruction for old IT equipment and has been endorsed by the Which? consumer publication as being one of the best in the IT recycling industry. You can read more about it here. It's an exciting opportunity for me and I look forward to contributing to their cause.

Computers can get quite technical but I've always loved upcycle projects. Being creative and resourceful are the building blocks for making anything at all. So, for a bit of fun, I've come up with my own upcycle project that just about anyone can do!

My easy upcycle project using wooden wine cases

rustic wine station closed rustic wine station open

For this project I used:

3 Wooden wine cases
28cm wide kitchen cabinet door
A length of 12mm x 32mm timber batten
1 Steel door hinge
Wood adhesive
Half inch wood screws
A saw and clamp
A screwdriver
2 Coasters

I've been wondering for a while now what to do with these wooden boxes so here I have made a wine station from stacking them up and adding a hinged top to turn it into a small table and wine store. I had an odd kitchen cabinet door I didn't have a use for so I cut it to size to make the table top. The good thing about using this for the top is that the coasters just slide in which means the lid can be lifted without having to take the coasters off the table. I glued a piece of timber batten to the back of the box to support a door hinge left over from another project and Voilà! A small wine station.

It was a quick and easy project so plenty of time left over to enjoy a glass of wine. Perfect.

If you prefer a more extended project then why not take a look at some upcycle ideas for wooden pallets. There are quite a few websites with some great ideas such as Designrulz and RemoveandReplace

Beast From The East

01 March, 2018

van driving in snow

The snow isn't stopping us! This week, during Beast from the East, we have successfully delivered to the following areas: Coventry Colchester Walsall London Basingstoke Telford Oxford Peterborough Birmingham Northampton.

If you need our help just pick up the phone and call us on 0330 2233076
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Aliens Spark UK Veg Crisis

04 February, 2017

UFO harvesting lettuce from a field in Northampton
A field in Northampton

Where Have All The Icebergs Gone? Iceberg lettuce isn't the only crop, tomatoes, cucumbers, cauliflower, peppers, rocket, broccoli and baby spinach are also being harvested by alien UFO's across the country. Farmers have reported sightings of strange aircraft hovering over their crops and an increasing problem with crop circles. These fancy circular patterns are found in fields where the space crafts have either needed to land or have hovered for short periods of time.

A pig farmer in Attleborough told us "I did see one come over my farm but I only have pigs here so it just flew away". Other farms haven't been so lucky with Essex being hit the hardest in places such as Chigwell, Basildon, Harwich and Saffron Walden. One man from Chigwell said "They normally only steal a few but this time they took the whole lot".

Thousands of people in the UK are calling for the government to improve the ageing UFO crop stealing defence systems which were a joint UK and US program initiated in 1947 after the Roswell landing. Aliens that crash landed near Roswell USA were found to have had Iceberg lettuce in their stomachs during an autopsy. Parlament in Westminster are at the moment largely occupied with Brexit negotiations and there are currently no plans as yet to fund a war on alien spaceships.

The large supermarkets are tackling the veg crisis by warning their customers of long term shortages and have already started rationing lettuce and broccoli. Most of the vegetable shelves are empty. The last time food was rationed was during World War 2.

This problem is expected to mostly affect vegetarians and vegans throughout the country. An estimated 5.7% of the UK population is vegetarian meaning there are over 3 million vegetarians in the UK today. Not everyone will be affected as there are still many people happy to just eat chips with everything.

TIP: When storing vegetables in the fridge and cupboards, make sure you take all the veg out of the plastic wrappings as soon as you get home because that's what makes the veg go off quick.

Onwards And Upwards

02 January, 2017

a long climbe up a mountain

It's been a successful year for Mailee Express! We've started to see our hard work paying off with an increasing amount of new companies returning to us every month for our same-day courier service. We have organised transport for our clients on small vans to 40ft artics, curtain-sides, flatbeds and drop-sides. From gaining new contacts our network has grown to a substantial team of regular trusted couriers covering the increasing amount of work.

In 2016 we moved a record amount of same-day courier consignments across the UK with a 100% success rate.

Thank you to everyone who has worked for us. The level of service has been top class. I hope you've all enjoyed the Christmas break and we now look forward to an even busier new year ahead. Onwards and upwards my friends.