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With 23 years of publishing this guide under their belts, South African Decor & Design 2020 are equally proud of all that has been and excited about all that is still to come. The Guide has grown progressively over the years with the recent launch of their new website, the establishment of their digital platforms, and the ever-popular blog ‘Marcia Loves It’ collectively facilitating positive change through innovation and creativity. Once again they have compiled a remarkable directory of over 3000 key industry players, home décor specialists, interior designers, architects and lifestyle brands.
The Guide continues to facilitate networks between industry players and provide inspiration and valuable information to all their readers. As well as offering the latest trend inspiration, newest product collections and optimal brands, they also strive to be at the forefront of international exhibitions, events and shows, while embracing the rise of the social and digital spheres.
The choice of cover this year was inspired by all that is good about living in South Africa. We so often forget about the beauty of the country and are so inundated daily by all the negatives that go with living here that they wanted to create a shout out for all the reasons why we do live here. Credit goes to photographer extraordinaire DOOK for creating that exact image to portray their theme.
COMPETITION: When buying this book, inside you'll find details on how to enter and stand the chance to win a furniture makeover worth R 50,000.00.
An essential guide for those dealing with the Cape Water Crisis and for general water saving in South and southern Africa, a notoriously water-scarce region.
Three provinces in South Africa have been declared national disaster zones because of drought. The way we think about water needs to change, and fast. This is especially true for those of us who have running water and flush sanitation piped into our homes. For millions of South Africans, water is already a precious resource that costs toil to collect and fuel to heat. Our middle-class expectations that water will gush steaming from our dozens of indoor taps 24/7 are going to look as bizarre to future generations as the spectacle of Cleopatra bathing in asses’ milk. Our Roman-orgy relationship with water is over.
This book will hopefully help to alleviate water panic and distress. A “can-do” compendium, it’s meant to be a guide, not prescriptive – not all solutions or tips are one-size-fits-all. Think of it as an ally in your fight to save water and part of your survival kit, along with the first-aid box; Valium for water-worriers.
The Renovation Guide covers all aspects of alterations and additions, outlining the difference between the two, the regulations that dictate what can and can't be done, as well as sound advice on the legalities of homeownership. In addition, The Renovation Guide features a number of typical homes and renovation solutions and ideas that are not only practical, but also aesthetically enhancing. The Renovation Guide takes readers through all aspects of a home, from front garden to spare bathroom with Do's and Don'ts, regulations, ideas, layouts, what to look out for, construction guidelines, greening and energy saving tips, space planning, ergonomics and so much more.
`A cracker of a book packed with tips - you'll feel instantly organised.' Aggie MacKenzie Packed with simple tips and tricks, this is everything you need to know about household cleaning. Is your busy life conquering your home? Do you find the household chores getting on top of you? Lynsey Queen of Clean, Instagrammer, businesswoman and busy mum of three, has done all of the work so you don't have to. Featuring her make-at-home cleaning products, easy step-by-step guides and all her recommendations for toxic-free and eco-friendly products, this book is the ultimate guide to keeping on top of your house, and having fun while you do it. Lynsey shares her daily and seasonal routines, motivating and encouraging you along the way with so that you are left with the will, and the skill, to take on even the most seemingly insurmountable tasks and end up with a clean, calm and happy home.
’n Nuttige handleiding wat 'n ereplek in elke Suid-Afrikaanse huis behoort te he. Maklike oplossings op daaglikse probleempies wat in en om die huis ontstaan, word hier prakties en effektief beantwoord. Van die behandeling van algemene kwale soos slaaploosheid, tot die skoonmaak van yskaste en silwerware. Daar is nuttige raad vir die gaarmaak en preservering van voedsel, algemene noodhulpwenke asook wenke vir buitelugliefhebbers.
Discover how to transform your home and your life with Mrs Hinch. _______ 'Doing for household chores what Marie Kondo did for tidying. A step-by-step guide to achieving a spotless and immaculately tidy home' Daily Mirror 'My new cleaning goddess' Allison Pearson, Daily Telegraph 'The sensation' Sun _______ Cleaning - aka hinching - doesn't have to be that job you dread, not when Mrs Hinch is here to show you her sparkly ways. At over 2 million followers and counting, she has taken the nation by storm with her infectiously addictive charm, clever tidying tips and passionate belief in cleaning. Mrs Hinch invites you into her home and while inside you'll discover how a spot of cleaning is the perfect way to cleanse the soul. She'll even share the story of Mr and Mrs Hinch and their 'dorgeous' boy, Henry. Inside you'll find out: - How cleaning can soothe anxiety and stress - Mrs Hinch's must-haves - Step-by-step guides to hinching your home - And so much more! With the help of her cloth family, Mrs Hinch will help you turn your house into a home. Whether you're a daily duster or looking for a monthly makeover, Hinch Yourself Happy shows you how to create not only a cleaner house, but a calmer you. If you want your kitchen to sparkle like Meghan Markle, then this is the book for you.
The Organised Mum Method is THE housekeeping bible that will completely revolutionise your home. Say goodbye to mess, clutter and weekends spent tidying and cleaning! Gemma Bray (a.k.a The Organised Mum) is a firm believer that there is more to life than housework, and over the last decade she has perfected The Organised Mum Method (TOMM).* TOMM is a structured, manageable and ultra-efficient cleaning routine that ensures all areas of the home are taken care of, as well as time-saving recipes that can be prepared in seconds. It's easy to follow, effective and ensures that everything gets done in just 30 minutes a day, Monday to Friday...and you get weekends off! As well as handy housekeeping hacks, Gemma shares her super speedy recipes that will focus on delicious slow-cooked dishes that can be prepared in a flash. Moving away from traditional stews and casseroles, she shares family-friendly recipes such as the hugely popular 'fakeaway' doner kebab, chipotle pulled pork and the ultimate veggie korma. The easy-to-follow recipes not only taste delicious but also save valuable time for busy people. Gemma's method has garnered over 50,000 dedicated followers online who praise her method as 'life-changing' and now all of Gemma's tips, tricks, cleaning schedules, shopping lists, meal plans and quick recipes are here in one handy housekeeping bible. Gemma's method shows you how to get housework done fast so you can concentrate on getting on with the fun stuff -- get ready to rock the housework! *Don't worry dads -- it works for you too.
150 simple ways to use this amazing, low cost ingredient. Cleaning, cooking and everything in between! * Make delicious dips and marinades * Soften your towels * Do away with dandruff * Descale your kettle * Discover sumptuous slow roasts * Tone greasy skin * Freshen your beauty brushes * Create the perfect pavlova Brimming with tips, tricks and recipes for everything from ferments to fresheners, salad dressings to skincare. Let this book show you the true miracle of vinegar. Whisked along with the no-nonsense, tongue-in-cheek voice of Aggie MacKenzie, of How Clean Is Your House? fame, you'll soon discover the hundreds of uses for vinegar beyond being scrumptious sprinkled over your fish and chips!
SuzelleDIY: The Book gives DIY a humorous twist. Julia Anastasopoulus, aka Suzelle, shows us how to deal with household chores, maintain your car, live green, make braai day a day to remember and how to minimise the hours you spent in the kitchen. Marianne, her friend, joins her and takes a special interest in our furry friends. The DIY diva also shares her DIY and beauty secrets, while also entertain us with the best recipes from her kitchen. Because anybody can.
If anyone knows a bit about life, it's Maw Broon. She doesn't need any new-fangled ways to keep her family and home in order. Now, for the first time, Maw shares her wisdom in this hilarious guide, offering her personal insights on the ups and downs of life and how best to deal with all sorts of family situations. Of course, when the rest of The Broons get involved, her best-laid schemes don't always run smoothly to plan!
Kate Emmerson, die Quick Shift Deva, het al duisende mense gehelp met haar unieke programme en deel nou haar passie vir en kundigheid oor hoe om op alle vlakke van jou rommel ontslae te raak met jou. Haar lewe en werkleuse is Leef lig, leef vry en hierdie boek wys jou hoe om dit in jou lewe toe te pas. Sy sal jou inspireer met haar diepgaande begrip van die sielkunde van rommel en hoe dit jou keer om die lewe te lei wat jy bestem is om nou te doen. Leer wat rommel eintlik behels deur 'n definisie wat jou sal bemagtig. Leer hoe ineengevleg die drie aspekte van rommel is en hoe hulle mekaar gyselaar hou. Sien die werklikheid van jou huidige rommel sonder skaamte of verwyte onder die oe. Verstaan hoe rommel jou keer om aan te beweeg en die leuse, leef vry, toe te pas. Sien jou persoonlike stelsel wat jou saboteer onder die oe en waarom jy eintlik rommel het. Bereken die finansiele koste van jou rommel akkuraat. Skuif jou rommel op 'n praktiese wyse deur Kate se stap vir stap proses oor 28 dae te volg. Bly gemotiveer sodat jy die oorweldigende gevoelens wat rommel meebring, kan hanteer. Leer eenvoudige truuks, stappe en stelsels om in die toekoms in beheer te bly.
When does a green home project make financial sense? The authors of this book provide the answer to this and other questions relating to the cost (and relative value) of environmentally friendly home improvements. Eric Corey Freed and Kevin Daum are experts, respectively, in green building and in financing custom homes. In this information-packed book, they walk readers through 50 green home projects and break them down according to the positive impact they have on the environment, as well as the impact they may have (both positive and negative) on the reader's wallet. They evaluate a wide array of projects, including insulating pipes, weatherizing doors and windows, composting and recycling trash, installing a solar hot water heater, installing green countertops, upgrading appliances, building with reclaimed materials, and installing radiant heat. This unique perspective on going green is a reference that green-leaning homeowners simply cannot do without.
Cleanliness is next to enlightenment. In this Japanese bestseller a Buddhist monk explains the traditional meditative techniques that will help cleanse not only your house - but your soul. Live clean. Feel calm. Be happy. We remove dust to sweep away our worldly cares. We live simply and take time to contemplate the self, mindfully living each moment. It's not just monks that need to live this way. Everyone in today's busy world needs it. In Japan, cleanliness is next to enlightenment. This bestselling guide by a Zen Buddhist monk draws on ancient traditions to show you how a few simple changes to your daily habits - from your early morning routine to preparingfood, from respecting the objects around you to working together as a team -will not only make your home calmer and cleaner, but will leave you feeling refreshed, happier and more fulfilled.
A practical, no-nonsense book that teaches you WHY and HOW to rid yourself of emotional, physical and body clutter. Having helped thousands of clients with her unique programmes, Kate Emmerson, the Quick Shift Deva, now shares her enthusiasm for and expertise in clearing clutter at all levels with you. Her life and work motto is to LIVE LIGHT, LIVE LARGE and this book tells you how to follow suit. Let her inspire you with her in-depth understanding of the psychology of clutter and how it keeps you from living the life you are destined to live NOW. Understand the full spectrum of clutter through an empowering definition. Learn how the three aspects of clutter intertwine to hold each other hostage. Face up to the reality of your current clutter without shame or blame. Understand how clutter stops you from moving forward and LIVING LARGE. Face your personal sabotage system and why you really have clutter. Accurately calculate the monetary cost of your clutter. Practically shift your clutter following Kate's 28-day step-by-step process. Stay motivated to tackle the overwhelm associated with clutter. Learn simple tricks, tools and systems to stay in charge going forward. Praise for Clear your clutter "Kate shares immediate, doable, straight forward tips on how to liberate your life and yourself from being controlled and restricted by too much stuff, around you and inside you " Dorianne Cara Weil - "Dr. D" Radio and TV Talk Show Host "The fantastic balance of useful information, anecdotes and straightforward easy to follow practical guidelines ensures the reader will follow the processes through to the end and achieve an enhanced life, as a result." Dr. Colin La Grange "Kate's approachable, direct and conversational style is inviting and like a friend, she guides the reader through every phase, gently and sometimes firmly leading the way to a lighter and more expansive space." Bonita Nuttall - TV host and keynote speaker "This is the BEST book on clutter clearing I have ever read. ... Simply brilliant, brilliantly simple. I love it " Fiona Harrold - author, life coach "The bible says its more blessed to give than to receive, yet we still find ourselves in a world obsessed with having 'more' - which makes Kate's no quibble approach to clutter, all the more refreshing - not to mention practical proof that less is more." Dr Michael Mol - Executive Producer "If you have ever had any kind of resistance to keeping your space exactly that, a space, then Kate's words will brightly and swiftly sweep you up. Her clarity and practical tools will liberate your body, mind, heart and house from what stops, blocks and hinders you in life." Tiamara Williams - President Inspiring Lives Global Change Maker, TV host, Author"
Ditch the harsh, expensive chemicals, and discover the natural power and versatility of bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and lemons. Far more than cooking ingredients, they can be used in all manner of household tasks including cleaning, laundry, animal care, and health and beauty. This is the essential guide to maximizing the potential of these cheap, environmentally-friendly and multi-purpose products. Tips range from removing baked-on food from pans to making your own facial scrub, from getting stubborn stains out of your clothes to shampooing your dog. Clear, fun text is accompanied by attractive photography.
Christina Strutt of Cabbages & Roses reveals how to have a calmer, healthier, eco-friendly home. Saving the planet for future generations is a laudable aim, but what about the current populace? Why wait when even quite small lifestyle changes can make a big difference now? Green Housekeeping is full of advice and information to help you take a more sustainable path. Recycling, reusing and shopping at farmers' markets are a good start, but cutting down on the use of poisonous chemicals is just as important - it's perfectly possible to clean a house using nothing more than lemons, bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and plain water. Here old-fashioned methods are complemented by newer ideas and innovations, and applied not only to cleaning but also to caring for clothes, furniture, and even silver and glassware. Growing some of your own vegetables, fruit and herbs can be very satisfying, and you can use any extras to make jams, oils and chutneys using the handy tips and delicious recipes. Make beauty preparations and bath oils, too, for soothing, effective treatments to enhance everyday health and wellbeing. To become eco-friendly doesn't require self-sacrifice - just some readjustment; and by following the advice in this invaluable guide you will find yourself living a calmer, greener life.
Ever wondered about the life cycle of a sock in your laundry basket? Author Eva Jarlsdotter asked herself that very question, realising it took over six weeks to be cleaned and make it back into her sock drawer! This book will show you how to get your life in order, offering a smooth, easy process to bring harmony to your family and home. From coping with never-ending piles of laundry and meal planning to constantly feeling on the backfoot with endless admin from your child's school, this is a modern guide to ensuring your home and family flow. Move over Marie Kondo and Mrs Hinch, Eva offers a 'stream' technique for you to systematically create and maintain organisation - no longer will you spend hours searching for your keys/scarf/paperwork. Instead, that previously wasted energy can be channelled into things you actually want to do. You will stop feeling like you are being chased and take back control into your life. It also empowers children in the household to take responsibility for their belongings and their schedules - kids as young as two can get involved.
A comprehensive, upbeat guide to help you survive the moving process from start to finish, filled with fresh strategies and checklists for timing and supplies, choosing which items to toss and which to keep, determining the best place to live, saying farewell and looking forward to hello. Moving is a major life change-time consuming, expensive, often overwhelming, and sometimes scary. But it doesn't have to be! Instead of looking it as a burdensome chore, consider it a new adventure. Ali Wenzke and her husband moved ten times in eleven years, living in seven states across the U.S. She created her popular blog, The Art of Happy Moving, to help others build a happier life before, during, and after a move. Infused with her infectious optimistic spirit, The Art of Happy Moving builds on her blog, offering step-by-step guidance, much-needed comfort, practical information, and welcome advice on every step of the process, including: How to stage your home for prospective buyers How to choose your next neighborhood How to discard your belongings and organize your packing How to say goodbye to your friends How to make the transition easier for your kids How to decorate your new home How to build a new community And so much more. Ali shares invaluable personal anecdotes from her many moves, and packs each chapter with a wealth of information and ingenious tips (Did you know that if you have an extra-large welcome mat at the entrance of your home, it's more likely to sell?). Ali also includes checklists for packing and staging, and agendas for the big moving day. Whether you're a relocating professional, newly married, a family with kids and pets, or a retiree looking to downsize, The Art of Happy Moving will help you discover ways to help make your transition an easier one-and be even happier than you were before.
Clean everything in your home from your clothes and sheets to your shower curtain, vents-even the inside of your washing machine-with this simple short-cuts using all-natural cleaning products. Did you know you should be cleaning your sponge on a weekly basis by putting it in the microwave for just 90 seconds? Or that you could use a rubber glove to clean up pet hair instead of a lint brush? Or that wax paper can be used to make your faucets and sink fixtures shine instead of a chemical polish? Avoid long lists of mysterious chemicals and skip buying multiple cleaning products and get back to basics and use simple, all-natural solutions that are safe, inexpensive, and effective. Take control of your cleaning to-do list with these easy, natural cleaning methods. With this book, you'll learn to: -Use vinegar to clean out a washing machine that's starting to smell -Mix lemon juice and salt to really clean out the cracks in your cutting board where food can get stuck -Rub chalk onto a greasy stain to help absorb extra oils before washing And much more! Organized by cleaning project, you'll be able to find the perfect easy solution for all your cleaning jobs, however large or small, with this handy guide!
Want to know how to hull a strawberry? You've got to grab a straw first! Do you want more juice from your limes? Better turn on your microwave. How do you remove garlic odour from your fingers? Use a spoon. These easy, surprising and crafty ways to hack your kitchen are tried and tested, then photographed to show how they work. This book is the best thing to happen to your kitchen since sliced bread!
From the creator of This Girl Can Organise, the ultimate guide to decluttering your home in a fun, sustainable and meaningful way. Are you drowning in clutter? Do you dread opening your cupboards because of the mess that awaits inside? Are you ready to sort out your house for good and discover a happier, calmer you? If you've tried and struggled with Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up or Dana K. White's Decluttering at the Speed of Life, Nicola Lewis can help you finally achieve the tidy, clean and healthy home you've always wanted. In this book, Nicola will arm you with the tools you need to clean and clear your home. With a step-by-step, room-by-room plan to get rid of clutter, recipes for natural, eco-friendly cleaning products and tips on upcycling your household items, housework and organising have never been this easy! From your makeup bag to your `hoarders' garage, your home will be spick, span and sparkling. Sections of the book include: Nicola's Journey Tidy Home, Tidy Mind How to Declutter: Room by Room Eco-cleaning Your Home Upcycling and Donating Decluttering to Go Nicola sprinkles magic wherever she goes and she has seen first-hand how decluttering and tidying your home can help transform your mind, bringing you new-found confidence and happiness. Filled with helpful tips and tricks, actionable insights and positive affirmations, this is the perfect book to refer to whenever you need help to tidy your life.
'Meet the new king of decluttering' - The Times 'Take your spring cleaning to the next level with Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki' - Parade 'There's happiness in having less. If you are anything like how I used to be - miserable, constantly comparing yourself with others, or just believing your life sucks - I think you should try saying goodbye to some of your things' Fumio Sasaki is a writer in his thirties who lives in a tiny studio in Tokyo with three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and not much else. A few years ago, he realised that owning so much stuff was weighing him down - so he started to get rid of it. In this hit Japanese bestseller, Sasaki explores the philosophy behind minimalism and offers a set of straightforward rules - discard it if you haven't used it in a year; be a borrower; find your uniform; keep photos of the things you love - that can help all of us lead simpler, happier, more fulfilled lives.
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