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New Minimalism - Decluttering and Design for Sustainable, Intentional Living (Hardcover): Cary Telander Fortin New Minimalism - Decluttering and Design for Sustainable, Intentional Living (Hardcover)
Cary Telander Fortin
R631 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R220 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The decluttering craze meets a passion for sustainable living and interior design in this gorgeous new book for readers of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. This book promises an opportunity for self-reflection and lasting change, by getting to the bottom of why we've accumulated too much stuff in the first place, therefore allowing us to transform our lives. Professional decluttering and design team Cary and Kyle of New Minimalism will take you through every step, from assessing your emotional relationship to your stuff to decluttering your home to then turning it into a beautifully designed space that feels clean and tidy without feeling sparse or prescriptive. And all of this without filling up a landfill--you'll find resources and strategies to donate and reuse your stuff so you don't have to feel guilty about getting rid of it!

Lemons - Hundreds of Household Hints (Paperback, New edition): Diane Sutherland, Jon Sutherland Lemons - Hundreds of Household Hints (Paperback, New edition)
Diane Sutherland, Jon Sutherland
R303 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R50 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Lemon juice is an unexpectedly good cleaning agent and odour-eater. If you are looking for an economical and environmentally-friendly way to clean around your house then try this magical, readily-available juice. If you're fed up with using detergents that are less than kind to your skin, then take a look at this all-natural, super-safe alternative. Combined with bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) it is a powerful enemy of tough-to-clean areas such as the sink. Also, lemons' natural fragrance is particularly useful in dealing with smelly refrigerators and cookers. This perfectly practical guide is packed with hundreds of tips for every household.

Bicarbonate of Soda - House & Home (Paperback, New edition): Diane Sutherland, Jon Sutherland, Liz Keevill, Kevin Eyres Bicarbonate of Soda - House & Home (Paperback, New edition)
Diane Sutherland, Jon Sutherland, Liz Keevill, Kevin Eyres
R301 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R50 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bicarbonate of 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. "Bicarbonate of 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.

The Natural Apothecary: Apple Cider Vinegar - Tips for Home, Health and Beauty (Paperback, New edition): Penny Stanway The Natural Apothecary: Apple Cider Vinegar - Tips for Home, Health and Beauty (Paperback, New edition)
Penny Stanway 1
R248 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R43 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Derived from the world's most popular fruit, apple cider vinegar has long been revered for its health giving benefits. Linked with weight loss, regulating blood sugar and gut health, as well as its many beauty benefits and practical uses around the home, this super ingredient is a must-have in homes the world over.With our increasing awareness of reducing exposure to chemicals and the importance of keeping things natural, as well as the ever-growing realization of the environmental impact of disposable plastic packaging, there has never been a better time to go back to basics, embrace natural ingredients and regain control of what we are putting in and on our bodies. The Natural Apothecary: Apple Cider Vinegar opens by exploring the different types of apple cider vinegar and the importance of using natural, unfiltered varieties `with the mother'. The following pages are broken into sections on home, health and beauty, containing over 40 simple recipes for all-natural, home-made products that allow you to utilize the power of apple cider vinegar with ease; make a soothing balm to ease sunburn, an astringent blemish cream for a clear complexion, or make your own wax polish infused with apple cider vinegar to leave your home sparkling.

Simplify Your Space - Create Order and Reduce Stress (Paperback): Marcia Ramsland Simplify Your Space - Create Order and Reduce Stress (Paperback)
Marcia Ramsland
R313 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R83 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Practical tips for organizing the spaces in your home help meet the needs for order in life.

Would you like to clear out some of the clutter in your home? Do you ever wonder where all this stuff has come from feeling like things have maybe gotten a bit out of control? Join Marcia Ramsland, the organizing pro, as she leads you in a room-by-room approach to simplifying your home and office.

Simplifying your space is the process of organizing your belongings and letting go of the excess until your surroundings are peaceful and in order. Using the CALM approach; C=Create a Plan, A=Approach it by Sections, L=Lighten up and Let Go, and M=Manage it Simply; Marcia guides readers in creating a more stress-free life. Includes 52 space saving tips, checklists, helpful diagrams, and even decorating ideas

Natural Home Cleaning - Over 100 Ways to Clean Your Home Naturally (Paperback): Fern Green Natural Home Cleaning - Over 100 Ways to Clean Your Home Naturally (Paperback)
Fern Green 1
R310 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R62 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Are you becoming more conscious of the ingredients you use to clean your home? Are you fed up with using strong chemicals and aware these could be having a detrimental effect on your health?

In this book, you will find over 110 recipes for practically any cleaning dilemma, from natural disinfectant to safe and effective stain removal. The chapters cover every room in your home with simple recipes to make your house sparkly clean, as well as being good to the environment and your health. From bathroom battles to kitchen messes, this book solves every cleaning problem that you might come up with at home. Learn how to make everyday products, such as an all-purpose cleaner and laundry detergent, but also the best way to clean things, such as pillows or carpet that you don't clean every day. You can also find out how to scent your homemade products with essential oils to make your home smell how you want it to.

Homemade cleaning products can just as powerful as shop-bought ones, and Natural Home Cleaning shows you how.

Making Space, Clutter Free - The Last Book on Decluttering You'll Ever Need (Hardcover): Tracy Mccubbin Making Space, Clutter Free - The Last Book on Decluttering You'll Ever Need (Hardcover)
Tracy Mccubbin
R383 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R64 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Green Cleaning For Dummies (Paperback): Elizabeth B Goldsmith, Betsy Sheldon Green Cleaning For Dummies (Paperback)
Elizabeth B Goldsmith, Betsy Sheldon
R343 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R92 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An authoritative guide to reducing household exposure to hazardous chemicals

Thousands of household products contain toxic ingredients. Today, more and more people are seeking more natural cleaning methods to reduce their exposure to harsh chemicals. From the kitchen and bath to the living room and laundry, "Green Cleaning For Dummies" provides readers with green solutions to every common cleaning chore. Focusing on organic, nontoxic, sustainable alternatives to conventional cleaning products, it's packed with suggestions and tips for effective cleaning, and even offers green solutions for sprucing up patios, garages, vehicles, and the exterior of a house.

Exeter's University - A History (Hardcover): Jeremy Black Exeter's University - A History (Hardcover)
Jeremy Black
R1,902 R1,784 Discovery Miles 17 840 Save R118 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.'

Save Make Do - Slash your grocery bill by living sustainably (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Lyn Webster Save Make Do - Slash your grocery bill by living sustainably (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Lyn Webster
R463 R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Save R35 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

If you want to get ahead in life, both financially and sustainably, budgeting guru Lyn Webster can help. In Save Make Do, you will learn: - how to shop smarter - what to grow in your garden - the magic of baking soda and vinegar - 30 handy recipes (meals, treats, snacks; cleaning products and cosmetics) - clever ways to save, save, save With a Save Make Do attitude, you'll soon be on the road to financial freedom - by making simple, healthy and sustainable choices. Make a little go a LOT further.

10-Minute Declutter - Hundreds of Tips to Organize Every Room of Your House (Hardcover): Skye Alexander 10-Minute Declutter - Hundreds of Tips to Organize Every Room of Your House (Hardcover)
Skye Alexander
R353 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R92 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Is clutter controlling you? You need this feng shui cure to declutter your space and transform your life! If you think clutter is a fact of life, think again. Feng shui, the ancient Chinese art of placement, can help you organize every aspect of your life, both at home and in the office. With the simple tips and tricks in this book, you can learn the secrets of this age-old clutter elimination system in no time. Best-selling 10-Minute Feng Shui author Skye Alexander shows you how to transform your environment, and in doing so, transform you life as well! Designed with today's busy person in mind, 10-Minute Declutter breaks down organization into easy tasks that take only minutes to perform, which provides both a sense of order and peace of mind. Use plants to absorb emotional and mental clutter Use a consistent color scheme throughout your home Use a board instead of post-it notes to organize your life And much more With 10-Minute Declutter, you can eliminate bad habits, develop new and better ones, and attract the new luck, love, and harmony that accompany a well-managed life.

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
R342 R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Save R35 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Decluttering Made Easy - A Simple Step-by-Step Guide (Paperback): Jane Higgins Decluttering Made Easy - A Simple Step-by-Step Guide (Paperback)
Jane Higgins
R196 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R18 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Do you have loads of unused and unloved items around your home? Do you have difficulty finding space so that you can walk safely? Are you buried in paperwork? Do you feel a bit down and guilty about this? Does it really bother you? If so, this helpful and gentle step-by-step guide to decluttering will encourage, motivate and inspire you to face the chaos in your home. You will then be able to relax more and enjoy life, rather than constantly worrying about, and being held back by, your own clutter. So, come on, we CAN declutter together, and I promise it will transform your life for the better.

The Minnesota Book of Skills - Your Guide to Smoking Whitefish, Sauna Etiquette, Tick Extraction, and More (Paperback): Chris... The Minnesota Book of Skills - Your Guide to Smoking Whitefish, Sauna Etiquette, Tick Extraction, and More (Paperback)
Chris Niskanen
R422 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R79 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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
R299 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R51 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Keeping House - Hints and Tips for a Clean, Tidy and Well-Organized Home (Hardcover): Cindy Harris Keeping House - Hints and Tips for a Clean, Tidy and Well-Organized Home (Hardcover)
Cindy Harris 1
R497 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R114 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fresh clean sheets, white fluffy towels and a gleaming, well-stocked kitchen - these are the old-fashioned pleasures that make our busy lives more manageable. But how do you go about transforming your own house into a beautiful haven? Cindy Harris believes that establishing a routine is the first and most important thing to do. Once you've done this, you will be on your way to turning housekeeping into an art form, an enjoyable and rewarding activity, not a chore. But how do you remove that wine stain from your carpet? And how should you wash your new silk shirt? 'Keeping House' has the answer to these questions and many more. Packed with easy-to-access hints and tips for tackling every element of your home - from stains to drains and wooden floors to glass doors - this is the essential guide to keeping house.

1001 Ideas for Kitchen Organization - The Ultimate Sourcebook for Storage Ideas and Materials (Paperback): Joseph R. Provey 1001 Ideas for Kitchen Organization - The Ultimate Sourcebook for Storage Ideas and Materials (Paperback)
Joseph R. Provey
R592 R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Find over a thousand ideas for organizing and storing everything but the kitchen sink in this amazing book. 1001 Ideas for Kitchen Organization is a comprehensive resource for professional organizers, homeowners, and designers looking for ways to organize and get more storage and functional space in the kitchen. Maintain access to frequently used items without cluttering the countertop, make better use of cabinet space, discover easy and efficient ways to recycle, and enjoy a better kitchen using the professional advice in this essential reference guide. With over 1,000 gorgeous color photographs and illustrations, this book provides helpful tips and everything you need to know about kitchen organization.

Downsizing The Family Home - What to Save, What to Let Go (Paperback): Marni Jameson Downsizing The Family Home - What to Save, What to Let Go (Paperback)
Marni Jameson; Foreword by Mark Brunetz
R422 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R145 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It's a rite of passage almost no one will escape: the difficult, emotional journey of downsizing your or your ageing parents' home. Here, nationally-syndicated home columnist Marni Jameson sensitively guides readers through the process, from opening that first closet, to sorting through a lifetime's worth of possessions, to selling the house itself. Using her own personal journey as a basis, she helps you figure out a strategy and create a mindset to accomplish the task quickly, respectfully, rewardingly - and, in the best of situations, even memorably. Throughout, she combines her been-there experience with insights from national experts - antiques appraisers, garage-sale gurus, professional organizers and psychologists - to offer practical wisdom and heartwarming advice so you know with certainty what to keep, toss or sell.

Vinegar - House & Home (Paperback, New edition): Maria Costantino, Gina Steer Vinegar - House & Home (Paperback, New edition)
Maria Costantino, Gina Steer
R299 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R51 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Vinegar may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you need to get rid of a stubborn wine stain or soothe a tickly cough, but this ancient cupboard staple is regaining its rightful place as a cheap, versatile and environmentally friendly solution to many household tasks. This invaluable book has sections on how to use vinegar in the laundry, DIY, gardening, health and beauty, pet care and of course in the kitchen. Hundreds of hints, tips, advice and recipes are provided in a clear, accessible style. Attractively illustrated, this brilliant little book is a visual treat as well as an invaluable practical aid.

Practical Household Uses of Salt - Home Cures, Recipes, Everyday Hints and Tips (Paperback): Margaret Briggs Practical Household Uses of Salt - Home Cures, Recipes, Everyday Hints and Tips (Paperback)
Margaret Briggs
R125 R106 Discovery Miles 1 060 Save R19 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This title offers home cures, recipes, everyday hints and tips. It is a celebration of one of nature's most powerful ingredients and how to use it for health and in cooking. It includes a brief history of salt, its industrial uses and importance in customs, religions and rituals. It is a guide to the medicinal benefits of this essential mineral, such as taking salt baths, gargling salt and swimming in salt water. How to cook with salt while maintaining a well-balanced diet, with recipes for meat and fish, salt crusts, sauces, seasonings and bread, and preserving fruit and vegetables. We cannot do without salt - every living creature needs the essential sodium in salt. Historically, salt has been the cause of wars, uprising and revolutions. It has been used as money, and has been a powerful force in the economic rise and fall of civilizations. This book explores the history and uses of salt, proving that it is much more than just a white granular substance you sprinkle from a salt cellar on to your food. In Roman times, it was so highly valued that soldiers were paid in salt - which is where we get the word 'salary' from.Salt also has many important industrial uses, such as producing plastics, bleaching cotton and linen, disinfecting water, manufacturing glass, curing leather and making paper. Last but not least, salt is invaluable in cooking - when used in moderation - and the book contains a range of recipes for smoked and cured meat, cheeses, breads, preserved fruit and vegetables, and tasty sauces and seasonings. There is a guide to the salt content of processed foods, and an explanation of the problems that can be caused by eating too much salt.

How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household (Paperback, Ed): Blu Greenberg How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household (Paperback, Ed)
Blu Greenberg
R784 R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Save R246 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Oils (Paperback): Bridget Jones Oils (Paperback)
Bridget Jones
R278 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R61 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From ancient Greece to the Victorian era and into modern times oils have been used for an infinite variety of purposes. This book explores the seemingly endless applications of this wondrous substance, looking at its fascinating properties, the vast range of types available and its use as a valued ingredient in recipes, medicinal treatments, cleansers, beauty treatment and aromatherapy. It combines in-depth advice with easy-to-follow recipes and instructions.

Microshelters (Paperback): Derek Diedricksen Microshelters (Paperback)
Derek Diedricksen
R416 R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Save R70 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Created by an assembly of leading designers, architects, and bloggers, these 57 unique and innovative designs will show you the limits of what is possible. All of the designs include beautiful full-colour photos along with floor plans and building tips; 15 of them include flushed-out concept sketches; and five include step-by-step building plans. You'll also find guidelines on building with recycled and salvaged materials, plus techniques for making your small space comfortable and easy to inhabit.

Vinegar (Paperback): Bridget Jones Vinegar (Paperback)
Bridget Jones
R313 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R69 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This title highlights 250 practical uses in the home health; healing; beauty; homecare; and, cooking. Discover the amazing powers of vinegar and over 250 practical ways in which it can be used in the medicine chest, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and garden. This title includes a fascinating look at the history, production and fermentation of vinegar, followed by a directory that describes and examines each type. It offers natural remedies, treatments and preparations, including digestive tonics, first aid applications, body washes and hair treatments. It provides expert advice on how to use vinegar in the home to clean, remove odours, care for your pet, restore furniture and utensils and improve your laundry. It presents recipes, hints and tips for using all types of vinegar in the kitchen, from dressings and chutneys to sauces, baking, and drinks. Everything has been shown step-by-step with more than 380 colour photographs throughout. Vinegar has been used for centuries for an infinite range of purposes. In this practical book, the introduction covers the history, folklore and science of vinegar, followed by a comprehensive directory to its many varieties. Find out how to treat bruises, sore throats and other common ailments, then discover how to care for your skin and hair before learning how to mix your own natural pesticides, limescale removers and furniture restorers. Blend relishes and vinaigrettes and create classic salads and pasta dishes with 30 simple recipes. Colour photographs throughout illustrate the versatility and benefits of this magical ingredient.

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
R166 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R29 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 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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