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Don’t you hate it when that kettle you bought a few months back breaks or the frying pan you only bought just 6 months ago already looks worse for wear?  I know I do.

The world has changed so much since I was a child with products being made to be more disposable and cheaper by the day.  The shelf life of just about everything seems to have diminished drastically.  The result is landfills full of products that won’t decompose and in some cases leak harmful substances into the surrounding environment.

Many of us want to help fight the throw away trend.  We can now buy a large range of products for the home from companies such as Made to Last that will last the test of time and save you money.  We all know inferior / cheaper products are not cost effective in the long run.  Making a change and buying longer lasting products is of course preferable.  This company aims to help customers distinguish between cheap and good value for money to get the most value for our hard earned pounds.

Long Lasting Sustainable Products For The Home

Made to last is a British company that provides a mix of products many of which are far more sustainable compared to those from many other companies.  Products include electricals, homeware, kitchenware, home furnishings and outdoor items.  They also have guarantees of varying lengths depending on what you buy.  The guarantee lengths are clearly display on the site and allow us to make an informed purchase.  Their products are made in the British Isles and sold in Britain and with Brexit if you believe what you hear, it’s even more important to support home-grown companies.


Choosing the right bed is a must.  It’s a essential item we rely on daily and can affect our health.  It is best to get it right the first time around.  Quality products are always more economical in the long run so work out as a good investment.  You will find a range of beds at Made to Last from single to super king (I’d love one of those just for me!!!).

When purchasing items it’s important to look at the length of guarantees.  This can be extremely cost effective.  Purchasing a £945 sofa bed (pictured) with life guarantee (including free delivery) works out better than a £400 sofa bed with a year’s guarantee.  The cheaper one won’t last long as one of my friends discovered to her landlord’s disappointment.  Over the years you’ll find you may need at least 4 sofa beds to last the same as the more expensive one.  So technically it works out cheaper to fork out that bit more initially.

Let’s do the Maths 1 x £945 or 4 x £400 = £1600.

The figures say it all.

Most companies use the same sofa beds so the quality is in the frame, seating padding, upholstery (including material quality) and the mattresses.  That’s most except Made to Last.  The company only use high quality fabrics, frames, padding and the upholstery skills of their team is top standard.  It took them over a year to find the searching the UK for the best sofa bed manufacturer!

Long and lifetime guarantees indicate the quality and robustness of a product plus the confidence a company has in it.  So take note and look out for them when selecting.


We all need it yet sometimes we over look this vital home furnishing.  I wish we had more spotlights or wall lights at home especially for when the girls play the piano.  Some of my friends have purchased floor lamps for extra light when their children are practising piano homework.  What a great idea and as they are portable they can be moved around the home and repurposed when required.  One with a 25 year guarantee will work well and although more expensive initially it’s balance by its lifespan.

These are just a few of the long lasting and sustainable products for the home that will result in us not only saving money but also having a positive impact on the environment.

I’m loving the look of those sofa beds which are perfect for guest rooms and those with limited space and also the floor lamps, what do you think of them?

Another thing we should all have in our home is chocolate!!!  This is guaranteed not to be long lasting especially in my house which is full of chocoholics.  For those that love chocolate too I’ve got a super competition.

You can win a Hotel Chocolat Chocolate and Fizz Hamper

This competition is for over 18’s only, proof of age will be required.

Entry is super easy just enter via the rafflecopter form.

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Not all entry options are compulsory but the more you do the more entries you will gain.  All those in the UK are welcome to enter even if you have won with me before and I know there are a few of you out there.  Thanks so much for returning guys x

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136 thoughts on “Long lasting Sustainable Products For The Home”

  1. A Hotel Chocolate shop has just opened next door to my place of work. The testers they offer so freely and kindly are doing nothing for my diet but boy do they taste good!

  2. I really love the Wesley Barrell seat on the website. I need to start saving pennies or dropping some mega hints to the husband 😁. Loads of lovely things on there x

  3. Lovely prize, thank you. On the website I liked the look of the Wesley Barrett 3.5 Seat Sofabed though it would have been nice to see a pic of it converted to a bed instead of just the colours available.

  4. There’s some great products on the Made To Last website, but I think I love the Jaybe Retro Deep Sprung Sofa Bed Chair the best because as well as it being a sofa, bed and chair all one one, it is also a versatile colour as which goes with everything.

  5. The double wool duvet looks interesting. My current duvet is from when I first moved into a studio with a double bed. I got it from some budget retailer (can’t remember which) and I’ve had it for 8 years (which somewhat goes against the idea of your blog post that only expensive items will last), but it’s really worn out now.

  6. I love the idea of a company that produces sustainable products here in the UK! I also love all the options on their site- looking at the sofas I can choose the leg colour and there are so many different fabric choices to choose from. It’s also great that you can get fabric samples too! I personally love the ‘Wesley Barrell Cokethorpe 3.5 Seat Sofa’

  7. Fab giveaway, thanks for the chance. I think the floor lamps are a good idea, I often need extra light when I’m sewing in the evening.

  8. I would just love a Jaybe Retro deep sprung 3 seater sofa bed then our friends could come & stay over Christmas!!

  9. I totally agree, every home should have chocolate. My favourite is milk chocolate and hubby’s dark chocolate.

  10. I would love the Jaybe Classic Sprung 2 seater sofa bed in a green. It looks comfy as a sofa AND for guests to stay over.

  11. I love the made to last website I think its a great concept. I particularly like the cast iron kitchenware. Thank you for the giveaway.

  12. Sustainability is something I’ve become increasingly interested in since becoming a parent, from cutting down waste, to making sure any waste is recyclable, to generally just shopping smarter, it’s all mattering that much more, so thank you for the blog post, it’s been an interesting read.

  13. Great blog with lots of great rafflecopter prizes who wouldn’t want chocolates and fizz with Christmas approaching fast and Jaybe Retro Deep Sprung 3 Seater Sofa Bed would be my choice

  14. Living by the sea, we regularly have requests from friends and family to stay over. At the moment there’s nowhere for them to sleep so a sofa bed like the Jaybe Modern 2 seater sprung bed in Slate. I would match my decor too!

  15. I like my products to last a long time, I don’t mind paying the extra for a better quality product. Knowing that I wont be throwing something away a few years down the road is a good feeling

  16. I really like the Wesley Barrel Wychwood 2.5 seat sofabed. It would fit perfectly in my living room, and mean my friend could come and stay over.

  17. Loved this post- so sick of our wasteful throwaway culture…. I was always considered odd amongst my colleagues for not rushing out to upgrade my phone- as long as it was still doing what I needed it to, I couldn’t see the point of replacing it and have never bought into this strange competition of having the latest models of things just for the sake of it.
    I’ve never heard of Made To Last before, but I’ve been having a nosy at their website and just love their garden trugs!

  18. I love Hotel Chocolat so this would be an amazing hamper to share with the people I love!

    Bonus Points!! I love the Jaybe Classic Pocket Sprung 2 Seater Sofa Bed in Duck Egg – would match perfectly with the spare room and would be greta for unexpected guests!

  19. My idea of a perfect night in is to browse MelaniesFabFinds on my iPad, eating an obscene amount of Hotel Chocolat while lounging on the turquoise Wesley Barrel sofa that Made To Last are selling.

  20. Fabulous blog with great giveaways, especially this one…. love chocolate! My favourite item is the Planar Shelving System, sadly I cannot see me being able to afford it….

  21. Love Hotel Chocolat. This would be perfect for my family to share at christmas. Love the range of sofa beds. There’s so many to choose from.

  22. My wife loves Hotel Chocolat!

    The Oval Aluminium Bulkhead Light with Eye Shield looks like a perfect replacement for down the side of our house!

  23. These products look really well made and stylish plus they are practical too. I particularly like the Norfield 3 Seater Sofabed

  24. I moved to the UK from Germany in the mid 1990s and was somewhat horrified about the absence of recycling facilities. Surely the country has caught up a lot in the last 20 years, but there is still much room for improvement, especially on a personal level. The mindset of people must change. It is NOT ok to keep buying plastic bags when shopping; it is NOT ok to dump stuff in the countryside; it is NOT ok to use so many single-use items; it is NOT ok to use chemicals and waste gallons of good drinking water only to have a pretty lawn. Otherwise we will be lost – and the generations who come after us will curse us forever for having been so wasteful with resources. (Sorry rant over).
    I did look at the Made-To-Last website, too, and really like the look of the Bellworth 2-seater sofabed.

    1. Their site has some fabulous sofa beds doesn’t it. I agree we should have started doing more in this country years ago!!!!

  25. Lovely giveaway, We love Hotel Chocolat
    I have just been over on made to last website there are some lovely sofa beds there, Super idea for us as we only have 2 bedrooms but often have guests staying over, I would choose the Bluford 3 seater sofa bed in Pumpkin Gold, A beautiful warm colour.

  26. I really hate the throwaway culture. I have always bought items that will last me for years and years. None of this cheap tat. Also recycle clothing if you buy decent in the first place.

  27. I remember when products where made to last and not everything had to go to recycling or worse landfill after a short amount of time. We have a rubbish crisis and something needs to be done before we drown In our own waste.

  28. I need a new sofa and I like the high backs on the Edworth 3 seater sofa as it’s not easy to find sofas with nice high backs.

  29. I have a real bee in my bonnet about the disposable and throwaway society we live in. I’m particularly shocked that lots of people who have children don’t seem to give much thought to the environment for their future children/grandchildren. It’s good to see a British company making more durable products and making them in this country. I always try to support our own homegrown businesses.

  30. Hotel Chocolat – what a truly lovely prize, thank you for offering it. The Made to Last website is lovely, I especially like Jaybe Classic pocket Sprung sofabed

  31. We constantly recycle in our house we have four bins in the kitchen plus numerous other bins to help with the effort x

  32. I had never heard of made to last… thinking of all the sofa beds that only lasted a term of sleepovers and the money I could have saved myself now!

  33. I am liking the look of the sofa bed, it looks comfortable, not many sofa beds are, but this looks like it is nice to sleep on

  34. I like the Clinton one seater sofa bed, woudnt take up too much room!!! When my boy has friends over it would be perfect.

  35. I like their range of pans. Some good cast iron cookware should last years and years and is well worth the money shopping around to get a good one!

  36. I personally think my favourite from the website would have to be the beautiful Jaybe retro deep sprung sofa bed chair in the cranberry colour

  37. i love the idea of the sofa bed, we have a loft conversion which used to have a normal bed but it was taking up so much room so this is a great idea

  38. That was hard, but I think I like the Jaybe Modern 2 seater pocket sprung sofa bed best. It would be perfect for having guests stay the night.

  39. The Comberton 2-seater sofa bed would match my style perfectly. It has a classic unassuming look that would fit in well with my eclectic room; plus the added bonus of an extra bed.

  40. It’s great reading a post with actual implementable tips for daily life, rather than just a bunch of facts with no real solution. Thank you!

  41. Interesting to see a new and updated range of sofa beds, we are looking for one for our spare room and its a useful article to look at

  42. What a great article to read. Love that you’re a UK company actually making an effort. The modern sofa is right up my street!

  43. Great giveaway, who doesn’t love chocolate. Annnd hopefully for some bonus points: love the Wellesford Ottoman Sofabed – looks way comfier than our current sofa.

  44. Tempting as it is to buy cheaper items this can often be a false economy, much better to buy this that will last. Landfill is full of tat. My family and i would love some hotel chocolate, that would definitely not go to waste!

  45. Honestly this post has got me drooling literally – worse than my dog – thats a lot – if i was fortunate enough to be the lucky winner I would pslit this and share it out with family

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