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Kitchen Solutions - Substitutions, Basic Formulas and Essential References (Spiral bound): Meredith Kornfeld Kitchen Solutions - Substitutions, Basic Formulas and Essential References (Spiral bound)
Meredith Kornfeld
R441 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R40 (9%) Out of stock

This indispensable kitchen handbook includes: substitutions for hard-to-find ingredients; lowfat, wholesome substitutions; formulas for spice blends, sauces and other staples; meat and poultry roasting charts; weight-to-volume equivalent tables; a producebuying guide; and more.

Clean it! Fix it! Do it Fast! (Paperback): Joey Green Clean it! Fix it! Do it Fast! (Paperback)
Joey Green
R320 R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Save R18 (6%) Out of stock

Hundreds of humorous yet helpful tips on using brand-name household products are presented by the author from his "wackyuses" database. He explains what chore or problem the product can be used for, such as using Alka-Seltzer( to clean a toilet, or using Bounce( to remove soap scum from shower doors.

Pearls of Country Wisdom - Hints From a Small Town On Keeping Garden and Home (Hardcover, 1st Lyons Press ed): Deborah S. Tukua Pearls of Country Wisdom - Hints From a Small Town On Keeping Garden and Home (Hardcover, 1st Lyons Press ed)
Deborah S. Tukua
R438 R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Save R39 (9%) Out of stock

Over 700 time- and money-saving tips and recipes for house, health, garden, and farm.

H.O.M.E (Paperback): Adele Blair H.O.M.E (Paperback)
Adele Blair
R623 R571 Discovery Miles 5 710 Save R52 (8%) Out of stock

Most people believe that being disorganized is just the way it is in today's busy world, but it doesn't have to be that way. A clear and organized home environment for you and your family can provide space to live your life well. Home gives you all the tips and tricks of how to create a system of storage and retrieval that will work for your home. The step-by-step approach in the book allows you to find what you need to achieve order in your home and other aspects of your life. From home and work to leisure and social activities, learn how to rearrange and declutter your life. Make the choice to free up your life today.

Green Stain Busters - The Environmentally Safe Cleaning Guide (Paperback): Alisa Mayne Green Stain Busters - The Environmentally Safe Cleaning Guide (Paperback)
Alisa Mayne
R525 R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Save R45 (9%) Out of stock
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
R623 R571 Discovery Miles 5 710 Save R52 (8%) Out of stock

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.

From Kitchen to Garret - Hints for Young Householders (Paperback): Jane Ellen Panton From Kitchen to Garret - Hints for Young Householders (Paperback)
Jane Ellen Panton
R797 Discovery Miles 7 970 Out of stock

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 1887, this is the revised 1893 edition of her guide for young married couples on how to set up their first home. In it she draws on twenty-three years' experience of living in London to advise on everything from choosing a house and internal decoration to budgeting effectively and entertaining friends. Updated extensively, the book contains a thorough index, a selection of illustrations, and new information on many of the topics discussed. The author devotes each chapter to a different part of the house, and concludes by advising her readers to let 'love, beauty, carefulness and economy' rule their lives. Providing revealing insight into domestic middle-class life in late nineteenth-century England, this book remains of interest to historians and sociologists.

Good Housekeeping Simple Cleaning Wisdom - 450 Easy Shortcuts for a Fresh and Tidy Home (Hardcover): "Good Housekeeping" Good Housekeeping Simple Cleaning Wisdom - 450 Easy Shortcuts for a Fresh and Tidy Home (Hardcover)
"Good Housekeeping"
R470 R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Save R35 (7%) Out of stock

This Good Housekeeping guide is so simple and smart it will make you WANT to clean! Get a sparkling home in a snap! Whether you're a cleaning enthusiast or a procrastinator, you're in luck, because no one knows how to keep a home fresh and tidy like the experts at Good Housekeeping. This room-by-room guide is jam-packed with time-saving advice, including information on hardworking Good Housekeeping Institute Lab-tested products. It features a must-have section on stain removal (a perennial request from the magazine's millions of readers) as well as welcome advice on cleaning up after Fido and after the kids. Hundreds of tricks and tips for taking care of everything from grease stains to kitchen odors, laundry mishaps, and carpet catastrophes will help you clean faster, declutter more easily, tackle trouble spots, simplify big jobs, and accomplish more in less time. Good Housekeeping Simple Cleaning Wisdom reveals: "Pillow talk" on choosing the right one, when to replace it, and how to protect it against allergens How to fix laundry disasters--including when colors from one garment bleed onto another Three mistakes that ruin wood Patio, porch, and deck spruce ups, plus ideas to keep your grill sizzling (hint: ditch the wire brush) How to put a stop to mold and mildew How to freshen up a guest room . . . fast--and speed clean in the house in minutes

Organizing Plain and Simple - A Ready Reference Guide with Hundreds of Solutions to Your Everyday Clutter Challenges... Organizing Plain and Simple - A Ready Reference Guide with Hundreds of Solutions to Your Everyday Clutter Challenges (Paperback)
Donna Smallin
R430 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R25 (6%) Out of stock

Desk drowning in papers? No room for the car in the garage? Santa still sitting on the roof in May? The home office swallows up whole rooms, as does the family computer station. Then there are the cell phone chargers, the remotes, and the play areas, not to mention our collections -- books, DVDs, toys, magazines. Time management experts agree that when the minor things that take up space in the mind are eliminated, there is room to think about the big things. The same goes for the home. The clarity that comes from de-cluttering rooms, finances, and time promotes mental clarity, peacefulness, and contemplation. When everything is organized, it is easier to enjoy the meaningful things in life.

"Organizing Plain & Simple "is like a course from an expert teacher, grounded in the fundamentals and enriched with philosophy, tips, anecdotes, illustrations - everything necessary to make home and life run more smoothly. Donna Smallin takes a personalized, nonjudgemental approach to explaining how to assess each individual's situation and suggesting where to start organizing - room by room - and then covers how to stay organized. Then she offers advice on organizing time and finances, as well as organizing for the seasons and for special events - the birth of a baby, combining households, a move, kids going off to college, successful downsizing. Smallin presents a broad range of innovative solutions in the running feature "One Challenge, Three Solutions" that includes tips for solving classic organizational issues from a wide range of professional organizers.

Speed Cleaning - A Spotless House in Just 15 Minutes a Day (Paperback): Jennifer Fleming, Shannon Lush Speed Cleaning - A Spotless House in Just 15 Minutes a Day (Paperback)
Jennifer Fleming, Shannon Lush 2
R185 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R37 (20%) Out of stock

With today's hectic lifestyles the last thing you want to do after a busy day is clean the house. But Speed Cleaning is here to provide the answers for everyone who wants a clean house but doesn't have the time to spend hours with cloth and duster in hand. Shannon Lush and Jennifer Fleming show how in just 15 minutes a day their sure-fire systems and ingenious methods are all you need to achieve a spotless house without the hard work. Filled with brilliant and practical advice, non-toxic cleaning methods and good old-fashioned common sense, this book shows how to clean your house top to bottom, room by room as well as providing handy hints and tips for yearly Spring and Autumn cleaning and organisational dos and don'ts for everyday routines. A must-have for anyone who wants a spotless house with limited time and minimum effort.

Totally Together - Shortcuts to an Organized Life (Spiral bound): Stephanie O'Dea Totally Together - Shortcuts to an Organized Life (Spiral bound)
Stephanie O'Dea
R255 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R51 (20%) Out of stock

From a New York Times bestselling author, a planner and organizing system to help women conquer chaos. This book combines a practical planner with a smart system for women who are feeling frenzied (that is, most of them!). With sets of daily, weekly, monthly, and season to-dos, Totally Together lets women manage their priorities and prevent molehills from turning into mountains. From keeping the household in order to keeping the in-box clear, this valuable, attractive volume helps women maintain their balance in today's crazed world.

Helpful Hints for Hurried Homemakers - Time and Money Saving Short-Cuts (Paperback): Dorsey Connors Helpful Hints for Hurried Homemakers - Time and Money Saving Short-Cuts (Paperback)
Dorsey Connors
R172 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R15 (9%) Out of stock

Want to know how to put the zip back in a sticky zipper? Or how to tackle a jar lid that won't budge? You'll find the answers, and more than 700 other indispensible tips in these fun-to-read selections from Dorsey Connors' syndicated "Helpful Hints" columns.

The Accidental Housewife - How to Overcome Housekeeping Hysteria One Task at a Time (Paperback): Julie Edelman The Accidental Housewife - How to Overcome Housekeeping Hysteria One Task at a Time (Paperback)
Julie Edelman
R352 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R23 (7%) Out of stock

HOUSEKEEPING 101
Accidental Housewife(n): an individual who manages the household unexpectedly, unintentionally, by default, or by chance, with minimal skills, a glass of wine, and little interest in mastering her/his domain.
Once upon a time lived the 1950s housewife who joyfully followed her domestic duties. Today's housewife is anything but traditional, yet some things never change: mounting laundry, accumulating dust, looming clutter, and the refrain, "What's for dinner?" Now Julie Edelman, the go-to gal for entertaining and practical household tips and trends, turns these mundane chores into fun and easy tasks. Offering real life advice and simple solutions, Julie helps you
- tidy up with the faucet to floor facelift: a stress-free way to clean with minimum effort to achieve maximum effect, as you dance with dust bunnies and indulge in a bit of pampering along the way
- conquer PMS (Pretty Manageable Stains): learn how to painlessly deal with the most common stains using everything from industrial products to everyday items such as hairspray, shaving cream, and ice cubes
- practice feng shui my way: harmonize chaos and clutter and get chi (energized) in the process, courtesy of coffee
- follow a food and mood planner: uncover innovative ways to balance your family's nutritional needs with your desire to let them eat cake
Inside, you'll also find Burn This: Housewifely Calorie Counter (you can lose weight vacuuming and lifting loads of laundry) and HI Q (Housewife Intelligence Quotient) tests to measure your housewifely expertise. So drop that mop and grab a latte . . . hassle-free help is at your fingertips
Visit the author's website at www.theaccidentalhousewife.com

Household Hints & Tips (Hardcover): "Good Housekeeping", Linda Gray Household Hints & Tips (Hardcover)
"Good Housekeeping", Linda Gray 2
R165 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R33 (20%) Out of stock

Many wonderful little tricks and techniques can be gleaned from old-fashioned knowledge when it comes to keeping a home clean and comfortable with the minimum of effort and expense. This book contains a selection of the most useful hints and tips, including sections on: * How to clean everything - advice on the essential home-cleaning kit and failsafe tips for keeping every room of the house clean * Make do and mend - with recycling a virtue once again, these traditional tips are well worth following * Good plain cooking - basic cooking skills never go out of fashion and neither will these simple tips * Traditional decorating tips - time-honoured ways to achieve a professional finish * Gracious living - shortcuts to the 'domestic arts' that help turn a house into a home In addition, Linda Gray reveals the secrets to how to treat valuable and traditional materials, keep pests at bay and care for clothes, as well as tips to ensure safety at home. A handy pocket reference book you will turn to again and again, Household Hints & Tips is full of great tips to help you maintain a stylish home with minimum expense.

The Inviting Life - An Inspirational Guide to Homemaking, Hosting and Opening the Door to Happiness (Hardcover): Laura Calder The Inviting Life - An Inspirational Guide to Homemaking, Hosting and Opening the Door to Happiness (Hardcover)
Laura Calder
R581 R532 Discovery Miles 5 320 Save R49 (8%) Out of stock
Old Wives' Lore - A Book of Old-Fashioned Tips & Remedies (Hardcover): Polly Bloom Old Wives' Lore - A Book of Old-Fashioned Tips & Remedies (Hardcover)
Polly Bloom
R404 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R24 (6%) Out of stock

A combination of folklore and time-honoured advice, this book illuminates the history behind female wisdom from yesteryear. Taking in money saving ideas, gardening knowledge, household management and age-old remedies, it offers both seasoned advice and eccentric cures for a huge range of problems. Revealing that a great deal of old wives' lore does have its practical merits, but also how a lot of tales are not to be relied upon, this fascinating compendium of tips and tricks shows how sometimes old advice is still the best.

The Homekeeper's Diary 2021 (Hardcover): Francis Brennan The Homekeeper's Diary 2021 (Hardcover)
Francis Brennan
R433 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R77 (18%) Out of stock

Renowned hotelier Francis Brennan is known for his impeccable taste and high standards in homemaking, so there's no better man to help you out throughout the year with advice on cleaning, getting organised, gardening, cookery and all other aspects of household management. Peppered throughout with hilarious anecdotes from his experiences in the hotel trade, Francis will inform readers on the practical measures needed to ensure domestic bliss, all in the form of a beautiful desk diary for 2021!

My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag ... And Other Things You Can't Ask Martha (Paperback): Jolie Kerr My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag ... And Other Things You Can't Ask Martha (Paperback)
Jolie Kerr
R255 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R51 (20%) Out of stock

"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER
"Wise and funny. . . . The Lorrie Moore short story, or the Tina Fey memoir, of cleaning tutorials."--Dwight Garner, "The New York Times"
"Thrillingly titled. . . . For a generation overwhelmed not just by dust bunnies, but by bong water on the carpet, pee stains on the ceiling and vomit seemingly everywhere, Jolie Kerr dispenses cleaning advice free of judgment. . . . A Mrs. Beeton for the postcollege set." --Penelope Green, "The New York Times"
"Jolie Kerr really cuts through the grease and grime with her new book. I do what she tells me to do."--Amy Sedaris
The author of the hit column "Ask a Clean Person" offers a hilarious and practical guide to cleaning up life's little emergencies
Life is filled with spills, odors, and those oh-so embarrassing stains you just can't tell your parents about. And let's be honest: no one is going to ask Martha Stewart what to do when your boyfriend barfs in your handbag.
Thankfully, Jolie Kerr has both staggering cleaning knowledge and a sense of humor. With signature sass and straight talk, Jolie takes on questions ranging from the basic--how do I use a mop? --to the esoteric--what should I do when bottles of homebrewed ginger beer explode in my kitchen? "My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag" proves that even the most nightmarish cleaning conundrums can be solved with a smile, the right supplies, and a little music.

Toxic Free - Your Essential Guide to an Organic Home and Life (Paperback, New): Debra Lynn Dadd Toxic Free - Your Essential Guide to an Organic Home and Life (Paperback, New)
Debra Lynn Dadd
R403 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R36 (9%) Out of stock

From the "The New York Times"'"Queen of Green" comes the ultimate guide for finding and eliminating the toxic chemicals in your home today.

There is no longer any question that consumer products contain toxic chemicals harmful to our families. But how do we protect ourselves, and where do we start?

In "Toxic Free," Debra Lynn Dadd, hailed by "The New York Times" as the "Queen of Green," discusses the hidden toxic chemicals already present in our homes, their varying degrees of danger, and precise, proven methods for eliminating them from our lives in a cost- effective, environmentally friendly way.

Are you suffering from unexplained headaches, fatigue, or depression? Are you worried about the link between chemicals in the home and the rising rate of cancer? Or are you just looking to save money (and the planet in the process)?

From tips and do-it-yourself formulas to world-class research and in-depth exploration and explanation, this book provides: a basic understanding of how toxic chemicals in consumer products affect your health; all the tools you need to remove these toxins from your home and body- starting today; and helpful guides on how to immediately save money on home-care products, as well as on the rapidly rising cost of your health care.

Mrs Beeton's Household Book - An Entertaining Glimpse of Upstairs and Downstairs Life in the Victorian Home (Hardcover,... Mrs Beeton's Household Book - An Entertaining Glimpse of Upstairs and Downstairs Life in the Victorian Home (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed)
Kay Fairfax, Isabella Beeton 2
R320 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R64 (20%) Out of stock

Providing a social history of household life in Mrs. Beeton's time, this guide offers advice to the mistress of the house who needed to be a combination of Dr. Spock, Delia Smith, Martha Stewart, Florence Nightingale, an army general, and an accountant. Covering every aspect of running a Victorian household, Mrs. Beeton provided recipes as well as advice on managing servants, childcare, etiquette, looking after invalids, and even dealing with the tax man. But it is the glimpse into life in Victorian times which is the most fascinating part of her original book and which is reproduced here together with informative commentary from Kay Fairfax and many of the original illustrations. Whether you are looking for her advice on how to make the home the center of entertainment and family life (the Victorian housewife's main mission in life), or seeking instruction on how to promote the growth of hair, apply leeches, or make book polish; what to wear for breakfast; or what Mrs. Beeton's views are on the rearing and management of children and the care of invalids; you will find it in this highly readable book.

It's So Natural Housebook - How to Conserve Energy and Save Money in and Around Your Home (Paperback): Alan B. Hayes It's So Natural Housebook - How to Conserve Energy and Save Money in and Around Your Home (Paperback)
Alan B. Hayes
R136 R109 Discovery Miles 1 090 Save R27 (20%) Out of stock

As resources dwindle and the price of heating and cooling houses rises, it makes sense to lower energy bills and find ways to conserve water, electricity and money. This easy-to-follow book offers tips, instructions and advice on how to do this. Topics covered include conservation and recycling, how to conserve electricity, using solar energy and enjoying chemical-free gardens.

How To Clean Your House at Christmas (Hardcover): Lynsey, Queen of Clean How To Clean Your House at Christmas (Hardcover)
Lynsey, Queen of Clean 1
R330 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R66 (20%) Out of stock

'A cracker of a book packed with tips - you'll feel instantly organised.' Aggie MacKenzie Revised edition of How to Clean Your House, updated with a new Christmas section. Do you find household chores getting on top of you, even more so in December? Want to get ahead in the run up to the festive season? Let the Queen of Clean show you how to take control of your house and your Christmas to-do list. Packed with eco-friendly cleaning products, and featuring her monthly routines and easy step-by-step guides, this festive edition includes a bumper Christmas section full of cleaning tips and home hacks to see you through the party season and take on even the most daunting tasks to leave you with a clean, calm and happy home. It's the ultimate guide that shows you how to stay on top of all the housework and leave you with time to put your feet up with a glass of mulled wine.

Handy home tips (Paperback): Handy home tips (Paperback)
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Out of stock

All you need to know to be a smart homeowner in a single, handy pocket-sized book -- from clearing clutter and laundry tips, to sorting your finances and managing building work. The only pocket-sized reference source of its kind, Collins Handy Home Tips is crammed with invaluable information ranging from home improvement and safety, to domestic accounts and the buying and selling of property. Each comprehensive section is complemented by photo illustrations and colour coded pages for easy-access reference. Contact detail spreads are also included throughout, providing telephone numbers and websites for relevant companies and services. Perfect for dealing with a range of everyday household problems, improvements and maintenance, Collins Handy Home Tips is a portable reference guide that will become indispensable to any home that consults it. Contents include: * de-cluttering and storage solutions * laundry tips and stain removal secrets * kitchen hygiene * decorating essentials * electricity, gas and plumbing -- maintenance and safety * home security * planning and managing building work (inc. council regulations) * tax and personal finances * setting up a home office * getting on t

"Good Housekeeping" Complete Home Book (Paperback): Linda Gray "Good Housekeeping" Complete Home Book (Paperback)
Linda Gray
R400 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R80 (20%) Out of stock

This comprehensive home reference aims to teach readers every facet of interior design and household management. Following a basic introduction to room planning and decoration, the book takes the reader on a guided tour, from the sitting room, kitchen and dining room, then through the hall, and up the stairs and into the bedrooms and bathrooms. It also includes offices and conservatories to reflect the importance that these rooms now have in our homes.;Each room is given a comprehensive assessment of how exactly to plan and use the space, weighing up priorities according to individual lifestyles and needs: whether it is a place to relax, a place to work or a place to play that is required. Practical matters are then considered. Which upholstery fabric to choose? Would a carpet or a wooden floor be better? What types of roller blind are available? Spreads also survey the different styles on offer to the home decorator, from country to urban and from traditional to sleek and modern.

Ms. Harris's Book of Green Household Management - The Essential Thrift Bible (Paperback): Caroline Harris Ms. Harris's Book of Green Household Management - The Essential Thrift Bible (Paperback)
Caroline Harris 1
R185 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R37 (20%) Out of stock

By making a few simple changes to our homes and lifestyles, Caroline Harris shows that going green is good for the environment and our wallets. With a wealth of creative tips, Caroline revives traditional household skills, such as sewing, growing vegetables and making jam, and encourages us to live within our means. Practical, not preachy, Ms Harris's Book of Green Household Management presents a rounded view of how to run a home in the real world. This guide feels like having a friend to hand in your kitchen and it's perfect for anyone who is daunted by the choices we need to make to live a more sustainable life.

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