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Books > Health, Home & Family > Home & house maintenance > Household hints

Clean as a Whistle (Hardcover): Gloria Oxford Clean as a Whistle (Hardcover)
Gloria Oxford
R301 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R18 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Clean As A Whistle is a collation of household hints and tips that is a must have for every household. The hints, organized in the form of household help, are presented room-by-room to provide information and help you organize the housework so it doesn't pile up into a burdensome chore. Let author Gloria Oxford's organizational skills and problem-solving methods completely change your approach to household cleaning so that you are simply maintaining tidiness, instead of dedicating entire days. For easy navigation, the book is broken down into different household areas and then organized alphabetically. Sections include: Outside the home In the kitchen In the bathroom In the laundry Everyday living Household Storage General household hints

How to do Just About Anything - 1001 practical skills and household solutions (Hardcover): How to do Just About Anything - 1001 practical skills and household solutions (Hardcover)
R517 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R104 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Want to know how to say 'thank you' in 12 languages? Or how to dance the samba? Or make a sponge cake? Are you having trouble removing rust from your lawn-mower blades? Are you anxious to know how to protect yourself against identity theft? This indispensable A-Z guide is packed with simple solutions to all those tricky problems life can throw at you. And, it's full of skills old and new, fun and functional to ensure that you'll never be at a loss or a loose end again. Whether your aim is to keep a lid on your energy bills or learn how to play tiddlywinks, you'll find out how right here, quickly and easily

Baking Soda - House & Home (Paperback, New edition): Diane Sutherland, Jon Sutherland, Liz Keevill, Kevin Eyres Baking Soda - House & Home (Paperback, New edition)
Diane Sutherland, Jon Sutherland, Liz Keevill, Kevin Eyres
R247 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R50 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Baking soda is far more than a baking ingredient - it 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 this cheap, environmentally-friendly and multi-purpose product. 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. "Baking Soda" also gets the kids involved, with some fun science experiments and sweet treats, as well as providing culinary tips and a few tasty recipes for breads, cakes and cookies.

Lillian Too's 168 Ways to Declutter Your Home - And Re-Energize Your Life (Paperback): Lillian Too Lillian Too's 168 Ways to Declutter Your Home - And Re-Energize Your Life (Paperback)
Lillian Too 1
R314 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R78 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Clear the clutter and revitalize your living space. Energy is a precious commodity - the source of vitality, good relationships and peace of mind. The 168 techniques in this practical guide show how physical clutter is more than just junk - the debris in our home actually creates mental and spiritual blocks to success. When this is cleared, we get the balance back in life, plus a whole range of new opportunities. The book begins with energy basics and practical de-junking suggestions, such as how to clear your desk to create success or rearrange your living room for harmonious relationships, then presents step-by-step cleansing and revitalization rituals to recharge your home's atmosphere. The rituals show how to use crystals, salt, rice grains, herbs, incense, flower petals, fragrant water and amazing visualization techniques to enhance and protect your environment. Chapters on using mystic symbols, such as geometric yantra designs, and magnifying spiritual energy complete the clutter journey. A section on personalized practices gives inspiring, fast solutions for those bad days: cupboard-clearing when you feel unattractive, or rearranging your desk when you feel defeated. All rituals and techniques have been personally tried and tested by Lillian Too, and have brought her great personal success.

Haley'S Hints - 1000 Great Tips to Save Time, Money and the Planet! (Paperback): Graham Haley, Rosemary Haley Haley'S Hints - 1000 Great Tips to Save Time, Money and the Planet! (Paperback)
Graham Haley, Rosemary Haley
R276 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R16 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The "New York Times" bestselling author team returns with a budget-friendly, time-saving collection of green ideas.
Because Mother Earth never wrote a guide for humans on caring for her, the authors of "Haley's Hints" now offer a collection of Earth-friendly tips for around the house. These many tips, both time-tested and money-saving, range from cooking and home repair to pest control and clever laundry ideas. Organized by category, the book shows how ordinary, non-toxic products can perform extraordinarily, all the while saving time and money. Readers can now say goodbye to expensive products and harsh chemicals. And Mother Earth will thank them for it.

The Country Housewife's Book (Paperback): Lucy H. Yates The Country Housewife's Book (Paperback)
Lucy H. Yates
R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sub-titled "How to Make the Most of Country Produce and Country Fare", this 1934 book has eight chapters: 'a general survey of storeroom and larder' with hints on how to use 'pickings' and gluts thriftily; chapters about garden and orchard fruits and making use of garden produce (chutney and stuffed peppers); a chapter about milk, cream and butter, one called 'the sportsman's bag' with recipes for pigeon pie; and chapters on herbs and 'hobbies of the country housewife' (eg. dressing rabbit skins). And there are some essential recipes such as 'household bread', potato toast and stewed lettuce. "The Country Housewife's Book", which has charming line drawings, would be enjoyed by anyone interested in cooking, in old-fashioned methods of food production or simply in running a house.

Exeter's University - A History (Paperback): Jeremy Black Exeter's University - A History (Paperback)
Jeremy Black
R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Tracing the development of the University of Exeter over the six decades since it was granted its royal charter in 1955, this book tells the history of the institution and its community. Jeremy Black draws on a wide range of resources, from archival material to the personal recollections of staff and students. He records and analyses the story of the university as it engaged with the need to expand and evolve while responding to constant financial and political pressures. The book includes interviews with leading university figures, contributions from former students, and a postscript looking to the future. It charts the University of Exeter's changing place in the world of higher education. from the author's Preface ... 'In 2013-14, I wrote The City on the Hill: A Life of the University of Exeter, which was published in 2015 as part of the university's Diamond Jubilee. That extensively illustrated and very heavy book is a worthy memorial. This is a different book: it draws on some additional research, while the opportunity to rewrite the study, and bring it up to date has proved welcome. The work has been greatly eased by the great friendship and wonderful co-operation I have encountered. Staff and students, past and present, have given much time, to pass on information and opinion, to answer questions, and to read and comment on drafts.'

Mary Rose's 1001 Country Household Hints (Hardcover): Mary Rose Quigg Mary Rose's 1001 Country Household Hints (Hardcover)
Mary Rose Quigg
R347 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R37 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Musings of an Energy Nerd - Toward an Energy-Efficient Home (Paperback): Martin Holladay Musings of an Energy Nerd - Toward an Energy-Efficient Home (Paperback)
Martin Holladay
R517 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R193 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Martin Holladay has been making weekly postings to his 'Musings of an Energy Nerd' blog on Green Building Advisor since January 2009. Along the way, he has gathered a devoted following of energy nerds who await his weekly musings with rapt anticipation. For the first time, the 50 most popular postings have been assembled in book form to give homeowners a great opportunity to live a more energy-efficient life in their homes. The book begins with an overview of energy priorities, and a discussion of what we mean by terms like green and sustainable. Martin presents several options for energy upgrades for an existing house (from replacing windows to adding superinsulation) before looking at ways to improve the energy efficiency of a new house. Separate chapters follow on HVAC, domestic hot water, appliances and renewable energy, before the book wraps up with an eye-opening chapter on useless products, scams and myths.

The Simple Home (Hardcover): Rhonda Hetzel The Simple Home (Hardcover)
Rhonda Hetzel
R607 R483 Discovery Miles 4 830 Save R124 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The New Small House (Paperback): Katie Hutchison The New Small House (Paperback)
Katie Hutchison
R525 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R193 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

On the heels of the recession, there's been a resurgence of interest in small houses (1500 square feet and less) and even smaller retreats (800 square feet and less). People appreciate that living smaller is easier on their bank balance, their time and the environment. Plus, small houses and retreats are fun. Magazines and newspapers (like the New York Times) are featuring these smaller wonders more and more frequently, and architects are displaying more of them on their websites. Now is the time to re-present fundamental small-house design strategies - complete with whole-house case studies for homeowners eager to simplify smartly. The opening chapter presents ten clearly defined strategies for creating a great small house (including borrowed view and daylight, multipurpose spaces, pockets for privacy and using quality materials where it counts), setting the stage for 25 small houses profiled in the second part of the book. The houses are organised by the nature of their location (beach, rural, village, urban) and include new construction and renovations/additions.

Exeter's University - A History (Hardcover): Jeremy Black Exeter's University - A History (Hardcover)
Jeremy Black
R1,572 R1,466 Discovery Miles 14 660 Save R106 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Tracing the development of the University of Exeter over the six decades since it was granted its royal charter in 1955, this book tells the history of the institution and its community. Jeremy Black draws on a wide range of resources, from archival material to the personal recollections of staff and students. He records and analyses the story of the university as it engaged with the need to expand and evolve while responding to constant financial and political pressures. The book includes interviews with leading university figures, contributions from former students, and a postscript looking to the future. It charts the University of Exeter's changing place in the world of higher education. from the author's Preface ... 'In 2013-14, I wrote The City on the Hill: A Life of the University of Exeter, which was published in 2015 as part of the university's Diamond Jubilee. That extensively illustrated and very heavy book is a worthy memorial. This is a different book: it draws on some additional research, while the opportunity to rewrite the study, and bring it up to date has proved welcome. The work has been greatly eased by the great friendship and wonderful co-operation I have encountered. Staff and students, past and present, have given much time, to pass on information and opinion, to answer questions, and to read and comment on drafts.'

Helpful Home Hints (Paperback, Large Type / Large Print Ed): Linda Hall, Diane Webber Helpful Home Hints (Paperback, Large Type / Large Print Ed)
Linda Hall, Diane Webber
R283 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R38 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household (Paperback, Ed): Blu Greenberg How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household (Paperback, Ed)
Blu Greenberg
R647 R434 Discovery Miles 4 340 Save R213 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Through a mixture of the contemporary and the traditional, this book makes for a fascinating, personal insight into Judaism. Tens of thousands of copies have found their way into homes and libraries. A very popular selection for prize and presentations. This is the standard work on Judaism and how to live it.

The Art of Natural Cleaning - Tips and techniques for a chemical-free, sparkling home (Hardcover): Rebecca Sullivan The Art of Natural Cleaning - Tips and techniques for a chemical-free, sparkling home (Hardcover)
Rebecca Sullivan 1
R232 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R43 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This handy little guide is the perfect companion for anyone who wants to keep their home sparklingly clean without resorting to chemical products. Rebecca draws on traditional cleaning techniques, bringing them up to date to suit the modern home. Taking the time to create your own cleaning products, from floor polish to washing up liquid, creates a more mindful approach to the home and encourages greater respect and care for our surroundings. With just a few simple ingredients, such as salt, bicarb, lemons and essential oils, your home can be clean, fresh and fragrant, as well as environmentally friendly. This inspiring guide is a must for anyone interested in living a simpler, more purposeful life.

Vinegar & Oil (Paperback): Vinegar & Oil (Paperback)
R213 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R36 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From ancient Greece to the Victorian era and into modern times, vinegar and oil have been used for an infinite variety of purposes. This book explores the many varied applications of these wondrous substances, looking at their distinct properties, the range of types available and their uses as valued ingredients in medicinal treatments, household cleaners, beauty treatments, aromatherapy, as well as 130 irresistible culinary recipes for sauces, marinades, soups and desserts and everything in between. Illustrated with more than 700 beautiful photographs, this wonderful compendium explores the amazing versatility and health and household benefits of these magical everyday ingredients.

A Well Kept Home - Household Traditions and Simple Secrets from a French Grandmother (Hardcover): Laura Fronty, Yves Duronsoy A Well Kept Home - Household Traditions and Simple Secrets from a French Grandmother (Hardcover)
Laura Fronty, Yves Duronsoy
R377 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R78 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This classic volume-now available in a new, smaller format and at a reduced price-provides time-tested advice and old-fashioned wisdom for maintaining a lovely and inviting home. The frantic quality of modern life and our increasing reliance on technology and on manufactured goods has submerged our awareness of the inherited and seasonal patterns of effective domestic household management. A Well-Kept Home revives the more natural methods used by our forebears to run their homes, reflecting on the traditional way that earlier generations cooked, cleaned, decorated, groomed, and gardened. In this exquisitely illustrated book, Laura Fronty draws on her own grandmother's life experiences in the home and the garden, providing helpful tips and natural solutions for effective food preparation, cleaning methods for clothes and the interior, restora- tive beauty treatments, and basic approaches to gardening. She emphasizes the satisfaction gained from even the most mundane of tasks and offers indis- pensable tips for activities that cover a variety of domestic themes, such as making bitter orange marmalade or instant shortcrust pastry, lighting a wood fire, treating wooden floors with wax, mixing ivy water for cleaning delicate fabrics, and preparing lily oil as a face moisturizer. A Well-Kept Home transforms our approach to the daily chores surrounding the upkeep of a home. The practical advice and natural recipes make it possible to take real pleasure in essential household duties, while at the same time evoking the atmosphere and spirit of a time gone by.

Home and Garden - Notes and Thoughts, Practical and Critical, of a Worker in Both - With 53 Illustrations from Photographs by... Home and Garden - Notes and Thoughts, Practical and Critical, of a Worker in Both - With 53 Illustrations from Photographs by the Author (Paperback)
Gertrude Jekyll
R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Why Cleaning Has Meaning - Bringing Wellbeing Into Your Home (Paperback): Linda Thomas Why Cleaning Has Meaning - Bringing Wellbeing Into Your Home (Paperback)
Linda Thomas
R350 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R72 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Few of us enjoy cleaning: it often feels like a thankless, repetitive task which we force ourselves to do. Linda Thomas is an expert, professional cleaner who ran her own ecological cleaning company for over twenty years. In this unique book, she explores her passion for cleaning, and argues that cleaning can have a profound effect not just on the spaces we care for, but on our own wellbeing and personal development. This lively and readable book is full of anecdotes, practical examples and ecological cleaning tips from Linda's decades of cleaning experience. Ultimately she argues that if we raise our understanding of cleaning, we might even begin to enjoy it!

Francis Brennan's Book of Household Management - How to Create a Happy Home (Hardcover): Francis Brennan Francis Brennan's Book of Household Management - How to Create a Happy Home (Hardcover)
Francis Brennan
R353 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R72 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Francis Brennan is known for his impeccable taste and high standards in homemaking, so there's no better man to tell you how to wash your sheets, clean your oven and arrange your cushions. In this book, Francis takes us through the house room by room and offers his advice and unique insights on how to manage your household, while relating hilarious anecdotes from his experiences in the hotel trade. He will inform readers on the practical measures needed to ensure domestic bliss from the kitchen to the bathroom.

Laundry Hints & Tips (Hardcover): Cindy Harris Laundry Hints & Tips (Hardcover)
Cindy Harris 1
R231 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R61 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sweet-smelling soap suds, fresh laundry blowing in the breeze and an iron warming by the fire, these are the romantic images of our grandmothers' laundry days. Although the tasks of washing, drying and ironing are less arduous than they were, the laundry is still dreaded by many, much less enjoyed. However, as this invaluable book shows, with very little effort you can turn your home into a tactile heaven - freshly laundered sheets, crisply pressed work clothes and soft, fluffy towels. Let the hints and tips of laundry inspire you to fill your home with beautifully scented, soft fabrics and sparkling clean clothes and linens. These are the easy-to-achieve results that will transform your laundry routine from a chore into a pleasure.

The Quick Guide to Home Organizing (Paperback): Sandra Felton The Quick Guide to Home Organizing (Paperback)
Sandra Felton
R95 R74 Discovery Miles 740 Save R21 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This proven forty-day plan helps readers achieve a well-ordered home and life. Practical and easy to apply, it shows how to get control of clutter, chaos, and disorganization. Each day readers learn tried and tested organizing tips such as how to recognize the time realities of modern life, keep email and paperwork under control, simplify solutions, and more. An orderly home is only forty days away

Souped Up - Do-It-Yourself Projects to Make Anything Better (Paperback): Instructables Com Souped Up - Do-It-Yourself Projects to Make Anything Better (Paperback)
Instructables Com; Edited by Michael Huynh
R380 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R60 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Ever look around your house and get bored with the things you have? Too ordinary? Used it a million times? With Instructables.com's latest compilation, "Souped Up," you can turn your ordinary into the extraordinary. Learn how to:
- Brew a cup of coffee with Twitter- Make ice cubes crystal clear- Build a tape dispenser out of Legos- Light up your bicycle with LEDs- Turn your shower into a spa- Make your Nerf gun even coolerCompiled from the best that the web has to offer, "Souped Up" is the latest book from Instructables.com and Skyhorse Publishing. Over a thousand full-color images and easy-to-understand how-to instructions make this collection the perfect gift for anyone never satisfied with the status quo. Ever thought "I could improve that"? These authors did too, and we've put together their best ideas for upgrades, hacks, and everything you need to get the most out of everything.

A Sense of Home - Eat - Make - Sleep - Live (Hardcover): Helen James A Sense of Home - Eat - Make - Sleep - Live (Hardcover)
Helen James
R495 R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Save R104 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'A Sense of Home is about making your house a private sanctuary ... a wonderful feel-good book that offers inspiring advice on creating a home that represents "you"' Sunday Times 'Homes should nurture and nourish us, be a private sanctuary, a deeply personal place where friends and family gather and celebrate. My hope is that this book can guide you to create the space you love - along with great tastes that make eating there a comfort and a pleasure.' Helen James From leading Irish designer and food blogger Helen James comes a beautiful book for all who enjoy making their house a home. Room by room, Helen shares her distinctive design sensibility inspired by the natural world, as she considers the spaces where we spend so much of our time - indoor and out - from a sensory perspective: taste, sight, scent, touch and sound. Combining over 60 delicious, homely recipes - from bedroom feasts to 'movie-night' suppers - with essential design principles, natural beauty products, gardening plans and more, A Sense of Home is stunningly illustrated throughout. A sumptuous journey that is as pleasurable to browse as it is to put into practice - and the ideal gift.

Household Tips - Over 300 Useful and Valuable Home Hints (Paperback): A L Fowler Household Tips - Over 300 Useful and Valuable Home Hints (Paperback)
A L Fowler 1
R138 R105 Discovery Miles 1 050 Save R33 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

First published in 1916, A.L. Fowler's book of household tips is an indispensable guide to effortlessly becoming a domestic goddess. With long-forgotten tricks for tackling twenty-first-century tasks such as removing stains, rescuing over-salted food and keeping a fridge odour-free, A.L. Fowler is practical and to the point. This delightful volume also reveals the best way to rid yourself of annoying household pests including spiders, ants and flies, and provides tips on how to remove odours from your hands while advising on the use of natural products to clean floors, windows and cooking utensils. Fowler also shows the early twentieth-century housewife how to perform miracles in the kitchen, with classic tips on making pastry extra flaky, the quickest way to peel carrots and how best to remove burnt bits from an overdone cake.

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