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Writing in the Foreword, Jonathan Young, Editor of The Field, says: 'Field readers always have the solution to a problem, whether it's a pattern for kiltsocks (Patons No 3285) or clearing out a vacuum flask (bicarbonate of soda) and they have always been more than forthcoming with robust advice; you should not perhaps ask a Field reader for the best way to cure a sick guinea pig.' Help is at hand in this charming and invaluable potpourri of questions from the readers of The Field with answers from their knowledgeable columnists. A vast range of subjects is covered from household to garden; sporting lore to legal; animals to natural history and, when the going gets tough, how to make a tipple of beech leaf gin. Meticulously edited to bring together the most practical and intriguing selection of useful information and solutions which will become a little gem in every household. Quirky illustrations throughout by Kerry Lemon will make this book an ideal gift.
Keep your home healthy and save a fortune Filter out the wrong advice: What really works? What doesn't? What's safe? What isn't? As the Cleaning Guru for The Guardian's Weekend Magazine for many years, Stephanie helped hundreds of readers solve their impossible stains and household cleaning catastrophes the healthy, non-toxic way. Read 100+ of the best of her household tips. And much, much more... Includes: The Housework Hater's Healthy Quick Cleaning Guide - top tips to keep your home environment healthy and clean, saving you both time and money. So what about the vinegar? Many useless home remedies are recycled on the internet over and over again. This book recommends the best uses for vinegar, baking powder, lemon juice etc. What really works? What doesn't? And what's likely to cause more damage than cure? Put baking powder on your carpet, for instance, and you could be left with a permanent pale stain. Non-toxic stain removal - The Knowledge. Unique guide to the simple code that teaches you the quick, easy way to identify and treat stains instantly. Read once and you'll never have to refer to a stains chart again.
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.
Who wouldn't like their living space to be more organized? Tapping into the popularity of the "Good Things" column in Martha Stewart Living, Good Things for Organizing provides practical, efficient, and pretty solutions for organizing just about everything, from spools of thread and the silverware drawer to your entire wardrobe and home office.
What stops you from clearing your clutter? What would it mean if it was all gone? If clutter were no longer an obstacle, what would you then have time for? The world tells us that success is 'more and bigger' but if your material possessions weigh you down, overwhelm you and no longer bring you joy, this is a loud-and-clear sign that something in your life needs your attention. In this book, lifestyle designer and coach Kerri Richardson guides you to accept that clutter is a messenger - it is your subconscious showing that you are not living the life you truly dream of. Richardson dives into the most common categories of physical clutter and provides efficient and effective steps for clearing your space. But more than house and home, Richardson encourages you to clear out the clutter of relationships and habits that have been occupying your time and energy for too long. When you clear away what you no longer need, you make space for new opportunities and experiences to come your way. This book will show you how to reclaim your freedom, energy and power, and begin living more fully and authentically.
A housewife is very often judged by the way she keeps her house. For her, it's like a temple -a key through which she can ensure the highest level of physical and emotional comfort for her family. And in view of its critical significance in one's life, it's imperative that your home is managed well -an art every homemaker needs to master. Home Management, written by Rupa Chatterjee a housewife who is also a professional interior designer, is one such handy help that deals with the subject in a critical and comprehensive manner. Never before, so many tips and suggestions, covering every aspect of the subject, have been put together in a single volume from interior decoration, time management, organising household chores, cleaning of house and its security to maintaining of gadgets. It goes on to cover tips on energy conservation and interpersonal relationships, as well. A must for all who wish to make their homes, a paradise.
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.
Eucalyptus has long been known for its excellent medicinal properties, but did you know it has untold uses around the home too? Whether made into a fragrant disinfectant, a handy insect repellent or used to soothe a headache, eucalyptus will do the job, and is a fantastic natural alternative to other products. Discover a multitude of hints and tips for improving your house, garden and health, all with the power of eucalyptus oil. With straightforward, practical text and attractive illustration, this guide will become well-thumbed in no time.
Jane Ellen Panton (1847 1923) was the second daughter of the artist William Powell Frith, and a journalist and author on domestic issues. First published in 1890, this was one of a series of advice guides written by Panton on life and work in the middle-class home. With each chapter focusing on a different area of the house, the book offers advice to young married couples on how to make their homes 'tasteful without undue expense' by devoting time and effort to renovation and furnishing, and by choosing decorative styles that would not date. The author encourages her readers to become 'house proud', and to this end suggests that men should learn basic carpentry and refurbishment skills, while women should become proficient in needlework, as opposed to 'dawdling' over 'mere society flutter'. Providing a revealing snapshot of life in late nineteenth-century England, this book will appeal to historians and sociologists.
'As with the commander of an army, or the leader of any enterprise, so it is with a Great Writer and his house.' Great Writer's Household Tips covers all your household needs, indoors and outdoors, from pruning a rose bush with Pablo Neruda to mending a dripping tap with Jean-Paul Sartre. Throwing a tea-party? Irvine Welsh has the recipe for the perfect chocolate cake, though that's not all he's cooking. Brilliant, hilarious, and always pitch-perfect, this omnibus edition of Mark Crick's wonderful books of literary pastiche will inform and entertain the most erudite of householders.
Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward
simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living--whether they're
urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps of "Back to
Basics" and "Homesteading," this large, fully-illustrated book
provides the entire family with the information they need to make
the shift toward self-sufficient living.
At a time when environmental consciousness has penetrated the population, more and more people are wondering how to have a fun, environmentally responsible holiday season.This book tells the reader how to enjoy the Christmas season - and leave a small carbon footprint. Included is advice on how to: create less waste at Christmas by recycling; choose between a real tree and an artificial one; host a green Christmas dinner. As well as: suggestions for green gifts; online resources to have a sustainable holiday; and, tips about recycled greeting cards.The environmentally aware reader will be able to have a great holiday celebration while not damaging the planet and setting a great example.
In daily life, we can take control of the resources and services we depend on. Electricity and energy don't have to come off the public utility grid--alternatives abound in solar, wind, and water generated power. Design decisions can drastically affect power consumption, and bio-diesel and alternative fuels can help break the oil habit. Dave Black describes alternatives for eco-pimping your home and lifestyle for independence, economy, and a more integrated way of life. Equally valuable for the urban dweller vaguely concerned about the size of his or her carbon footprint and the rural self-sufficiency enthusiast, "Living Off the Grid" can help anyone take control of his or her life and way of living.
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