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Spring clean your life with this practical, achievable guide to decluttering from the British Marie Kondo Wardrobes bursting with unworn clothes. Boxes full of obsolete chargers and neglected children's toys. A dresser jammed full of mismatched socks. . . Sound familiar? Many of us feel increasingly overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff packed into our homes. Being organised at home doesn't just mean always knowing where you left the remote; it means being able to face the world with a clear mind and increased energy. It all starts at home. But where? When the problem is so vast and we are all so busy, how do you even begin to tackle the clutter mountain? Professional organiser Vicky Silverthorn has the simple answer: start with your sock drawer. Using tried-and-tested methods, Vicky will guide you through practical, bite-sized tasks that will help you achieve a friendly level of organisation throughout your home and a life-changing clarity of mind. With Vicky's help, you can banish clutter and turn your home into a sanctuary. Perfect for fans of the Netflix series Tidying up with Marie Kondo and followers of Mrs Hinch. Readers love Start With Your Sock Drawer: 'Full of useful tips' 'Great advice in this concise book, which will get you on your way to better organisation and leading an uncluttered life' 'As a professional declutterer, this is the only book I regularly recommended to my clients' 'Informative and practical' 'Excellent, sensible advice'
Is this the right book for me? Save Energy and Cut Your Bills offers you straightforward and achievable strategies for reducing your energy bills and living a more environmentally aware life. With lots of useful tools to assess your energy and carbon use, it gives practical advice on everything from heating your home to managing teenage consumers. The book comes with: - Energy-saving actions categorized into 'no cost', 'low cost' and 'investment' actions - Detailed installation costs and savings help you to make more effective decisions - Topical issues, such as HIPs and smart metering - Guidance on the most effective ways of generating your own power - Suggestions for green driving and being more sustainable in the garden - Resource sections for further investigation and assistance Save Energy and Cut Your Bills include: Chapter 1: Background to energy use Chapter 2: How much energy are you using now? Chapter 3: Developing a strategy for action Chapter 4: Saving energy in the house Chapter 5: Generating your own energy Chapter 6: Saving energy in the garden Chapter 7: Saving energy on the road Chapter 8: Future trends Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to save energy. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
This new book explores the seemingly endless applications of these wondrous substances, looking at their fascinating properties, the vast range of types available and their uses as valued ingredients in recipes, medicinal treatments, household cleaners, beauty treatments and aromatherapy. The first half of the volume covers the history, folklore and science of vinegar, together with a comprehensive guide to its many varieties. Blend relishes and vinaigrettes and create classic salads and pasta dishes with 30 simple, straightforward recipes. Find out how to treat bruises, sore throats, insect stings and arthritis, as well as many 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. The second half of the book takes a look at the long history and remarkable traditions surrounding oil and its production. After reading about over twenty types of oil, discover how it can act as a massage and aromatherapy aid, as well as protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer, treat dry skin and hair, polish furniture and fix creaky hinges. In the kitchen, find out how to make the best use of the many distinctive types of oil in a variety of culinary techniques and recipes. This beautifully photographed volume explores the properties and uses of both vinegar and oil in the home, combining in-depth advice with easy-to-follow recipes and instructions.
176 recipes, remedies, and household hints from a Virginia plantation mistress and American icon. For more than thirty years George Washington's adopted daughter Nelly Custis Lewis was the mistress of Woodlawn, a large and elegant Virginia plantation. As such households were virtually self-sufficient enterprises, recipes for cleaners, home remedies, and the care and dying of clothing were as essential as recipes used in the preparation of huge and varied meals. Like many southern ladies, Lewis kept a handwritten housekeeping book in which she jotted down these instructions. "Nelly Custis Lewis's Housekeeping Book" reconstructs 176 of Lewis's original recipes and provides a wealth of information on nineteenth-century techniques for housekeeping, cooking, and medical practice. From making cabbage pudding to polishing furniture, treating scurvy to eliminating room odors, Lewis's book documents what was essential and practical knowledge for a plantation mistress in the 1830s. The volume is augmented by the editor's introduction and a glossary of terms.
Be happier, healthier and more empowered with Michelle Ogundehin’s step-by-step practical guide to creating a home that supports your well-being.
Whether that home is owned or rented, small or large, and regardless of how much money you have, Happy Inside shows you how to harness its potential in pursuit of becoming your best self. If you want to feel calm, content, soothed or energized, you must begin with what surrounds you.
This comprehensive guide covers everything from how to create more light and space to how to get a good night’s sleep; the path to a perfect sofa and why a dining table is your most vital piece of furniture. Plus, how to decorate to promote joy; the importance of play (and circular side tables); your definitive capsule kitchen kit; and why your hallway is where it all starts. Combining Michelle’s knowledge of Buddhist philosophy, mindfulness, colour psychology and good design, Happy Inside is your one-stop guide to living well.
Welcome to the healthy home revolution!
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.
Duct Tape Engineer: The Book of Big, Bigger, and Epic Duct Tape Projects shows you how to create the most enjoyable and impressive projects you've ever made-and they all start with a simple strip of duct tape. Build furniture, bags, outdoor items and more using simple tools and materials, with no special engineering skills needed. Start with duct tape basics that will aid in assembly: Learn cutting and tearing methods and taping techniques (yes, there's more to it than slapping it down). Discover how to make sturdy duct tape sheets that can be cut and shaped. Using easily accessible tools and supplies like a utility knife and heavy-duty cardboard boxes, try your hand at making a desk and desk chair. Grab some foam and make a backpack, or create a custom hammock. Build a geodesic dome, and go truly epic with a giant pyramid catapult. Every project includes step-by-step instructions and clear diagrams and photos. Don't miss Lance Akiyama's tips and suggestions for supplies, project variations, and material substitutions. Follow the solid construction techniques and you'll ensure that these DIY projects will become favorite classroom activities and family projects. Among the projects are: A lightweight bed frame and full-size dresser with working drawers Outdoor pieces like a hammock and garden swing A heavy-duty toolbox with pockets galore, and a stylish two-color messenger bag Ballistics, including a slingshot A kayak! These projects are real, they work, and are super fun. Roll up your sleeves and let the engineering begin!
We are drowning in paper. We keep stacks of it on the kitchen counter, stash it in drawers, and stuff file cabinets full of documents (just one file cabinet can hold 18,000 sheets of paper - yikes). Despite this clear crisis of paper, there hasn't been a book devoted to managing and organizing this single most abundant item in our homes - until now. In The Paper Solution, Lisa Woodruff delivers a proven, step-by-step guide to decluttering the paper in our lives and sorting what's left behind into easily accessible, structured, and, most importantly, manageable files. The system Woodruff offers isn't based on unrealistic advice, such as 'touch a piece of paper only once'. Instead, it accounts for paper's unique qualities: its sentimental value, ability to accumulate astonishingly fast, the generational differences in how it's treated, and the fact that it's not going anywhere despite the popularity of minimalism movements such as Kon Mari. Woodruff's approach is doable, effective, and compassionate. Much more than simply cleaning out your files, The Paper Solution will help you organize your paperwork with a purpose-removing the heavy burden of a chaotic mess and giving you the space and time to enjoy what you love and discover a sense of peace.
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE INSTAGRAM SENSATION 'Will not only help you transform your home and make it sparkle, but also show you how cleaning can soothe anxiety and stress' BEST BOOKS TO HELP YOU ORGANISE YOUR HOME IN 2020, MAIL ONLINE Discover how to transform your home and your life with Mrs Hinch _______________ 'The sensation' Sun 'We're mad about Mrs Hinch' Vogue _______ 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 3 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. 'Will not only help you transform your home and make it sparkle, but also show you how cleaning can soothe anxiety and stress' BEST BOOKS TO HELP YOU DECLUTTER, ORGANISE & CLEAN YOUR HOME IN 2020 MAIL ONLINE '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' Daily Telegraph
Fix your cluttered cabinets, overflowing drawers, and messy living areas with these tips, tricks, and project ideas from Carrie Higgins, the organization expert of the Making Lemonade blog. Carrie Higgins has made it her mission to share fresh ideas for the home on her blog Making Lemonade. In this guide she has collected her best quick fixes, innovative hacks, and DIY solutions to keep your home looking beautiful, such as: -Using a ladder and a collection of S-hooks for additional pots and pans storage -Attaching a binder clip to your nightstand for your phone charger so the end never falls under the bed again -Using daylight saving time as a reminder to check the expiration date on the medications in your cabinet. And some of her more in-depth projects include: -DIY magnetic spice jars to keep spices on your fridge and near at hand -Easy-attach baskets for storing bath toys for the little ones -A foolproof travel packing grid for quick and easy getaways With Organization Hacks, you can get your house in order and turn your home from a hoarding nightmare into a clutter-free paradise!
Today's environmental concerns have led to a new generation of
high-tech stoves, designed to burn cleaner and more efficiently
than ever before.
Declutter every aspect of your life - from your wardrobe, exercise schedule and food budget to your phone, bookshelves and beauty regime - with this realistic guide to getting neat and keeping things that way.
Anna Newton is just trying to balance work, her friends, her family, her husband Mark, a growing handbag habit and a love for takeaway pizza. Over the past 8 years of running the blog and corresponding YouTube Chanel 'The Anna Edit', she's grown a loyal viewership who tune in for her weekly videos on everything from house renovations to the best summer foundation.
Anna is a typical Virgo she loves being organised. She s Marie Kondo'd her house, nearly throwing away her TV remote in the process. She's waved goodbye to her things with Fumio Sasaki. She's minimized and bullet-journalled her schedules down to the finest detail. Along the way, she's realised something key: there s no one prescription for an organized life, a tidy home and calm mind. Instead, it's all about editing.
Learn how to edit your:
- Exercise regime
- Social life
- Me time
- Capsule wardrobe
- Household budget
- Digital detox
- Beauty routine
- Office space
It's about how to utilise your time and spend more of it doing what makes you happy. An Edited Life is here to help you stay on top of every aspect of your world.
This eco-friendly handbook explains how to eliminate toxic chemical household cleaning agents from your life and replace them with natural, homemade solutions. Inspired by the author's experience as the mother of an allergic child, Green Clean provides practical, comprehensive advice for every household cleaning need from kitchen, bathroom, and laundry to windows, floors, grills, decks, and cars. Jill Potvin Schoff shows how to green up your chores and reduce your family's exposure to hazardous chemicals. Using safe, effective and inexpensive ingredients and recipes, she offers simple cleaning methods and smart tips that will keep both you and the environment healthy.
As seen in Redbook Magazine Simple solutions to everyday problems! Wouldn't it be nice if there were a way to make life easier? With Life Hacks, you'll find hundreds of methods that you can start using right now to simplify your life. From folding a fitted sheet to removing scuffs from furniture, this book offers simple solutions to a variety of everyday problems. Each informative entry helps you discover quicker, more efficient techniques for completing ordinary tasks around the home, at the office, and just about anywhere. You'll also learn how to make the most out of any situation with fun, problem-solving tricks like creating an impromptu iPod speaker from toilet paper rolls or snagging a free doughnut at your local Krispy Kreme shop. Filled with 1,000 valuable life hacks, this book proves that you don't have to search very far for the perfect solution to everyday problems.
Go back to basics-compost, raising chickens, water and irrigation, dealing with pests, and much more-with this unique, full color bestseller (over 400,000 sold). Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family's food on just a quarter acre-and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything you need to know to get started: Buying and saving seeds Starting seedlings Establishing raised beds Soil fertility practices Composting Dealing with pest and disease problems Crop rotation Selling your produce arm planning, and much more. Because self-sufficiency is the objective, subjects such as raising backyard chickens and home canning are also covered along with numerous methods for keeping costs down and production high. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with photographs, tables, diagrams, and illustrations.
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.
With The Natural Home, you'll discover how to clean everything in your house the healthy way with just a few inexpensive, easy to find products using tried and true cleaning methods that have been around for centuries. Organized by product and location in the home, the book includes an in-depth explanation of natural products like vinegar, lemon, and baking soda which can be used to clean most areas in your home. There's a cleaning guide by room; tips for maintaining materials like marble, stainless steel, and wood; solutions for every stain; natural fragrances for your home; laundry tips; and natural products for pets. Also included recipes for cleaning products you can make on your own that will help disinfect, whiten, deodorize and remove even the toughest stains in bathrooms, kitchen, carpets and clothing. Beautifully designed with two-color interiors and filled with dozens of illustrations, The Natural Home is a charming gift book that shows you how to keep your home sparkling, green, and healthy.
Explore all the ways in which some basic household items can pave the way to better health. Whatever your goals, Essential Uses will teach you new ways to use baking soda, salt, vinegar, lemons, coconut oil, honey, ginger, and a myriad of other natural items. Discover how to take better care of your skin, your health, and your home--all while saving money, getting better results out of your products, and using eco-friendly options. With a focus on personal wellness, home cleaning, and pet care, Essential Uses provides simple and effective options to live a healthier, more natural life.
A unique diary with a practical week-to-view layout and 52 delicious triple-tested recipes so that you can try something new every week of the year. It has a handy pocket at the front for storing cards and receipts and features concealed spiral-binding so that it lies flat when in use. There's even a sticker sheet so that you can customise the pages with your appointments and important dates. There are plenty of useful pages for recording details, such as personal contacts, useful websites, thoughts and plans, plus birthday and Christmas gift records. This Cook's Diary also provides hints, tips, calendars and conversions - in fact everything you need (and want) to plan your busy life.
With the rapid depletion of our planet's natural resources, we
would all like to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle. But in the
midst of an economic crisis, it's just as important to save money
as it is to go green. As Gehring shows in this thorough but concise
guide, being kind to Mother Earth can also mean being kind to your
bank account It doesn't matter where your homestead is
located--farm, suburb, or even city. Wherever you live, "The
Homesteading Handbook" can help you:
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