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

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.

Thousand Ways to Please a Husband: with Bettina's Best Recipes (Paperback): Louise Bennett Weaver Thousand Ways to Please a Husband: with Bettina's Best Recipes (Paperback)
Louise Bennett Weaver
R304 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R24 (8%) Out of stock

"No, you cannot live on kisses,
Though the honeymoon is sweet,
Harken, brides, a true word this is "--
"Even lovers have to eat.
"This charming vintage cookbook, with its innocently suggestive title, reads like a novel as it follows the fictional lives of a pair of newlyweds. Join Bettina and Bob as they eat their way through their first year of marriage, from the bride's first real dinner and a Sunday evening tea to baking day, a rainy night meal, and Thanksgiving festivities. Menus for all occasions are seasoned with anecdotes about family life, friendships, household hints, and budgetary concerns.
Originally published in 1917, this volume offers a delightful look at homemaking before the advent of sophisticated appliances and fast food as well as the modern reality of women's work outside the home. Unintentionally funny and historically revealing, the whimsically illustrated narrative abounds in simple and surprisingly relevant recipes.

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.

Leather And Latex Care (Paperback): Kelly J. Thibault Leather And Latex Care (Paperback)
Kelly J. Thibault
R274 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R53 (19%) Out of stock
M'Lady's Book of Household Secrets - Recipes, Remedies & Essential Etiquette (Paperback): Sarah MacPherson M'Lady's Book of Household Secrets - Recipes, Remedies & Essential Etiquette (Paperback)
Sarah MacPherson
R363 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R67 (18%) Out of stock

Original high society notes on how to live well--recipes from Cinnamon Spinach to Pitchcocked Eels, herbal remedies for everything from smallpox to "inhibitions"

During the 18th century ladies of high society kept handwritten notes on recipes, remedies, gardening, and household tips in their personal House Books, and it became fashionable to exchange the most successful with friends and neighbors. Very few of these fragile House Books have survived, and this compilation celebrates the recent discovery of two: one from Lady Talbot of Lacock Abbey and the other from Lady Louisa Conolly of Castletown House. This charming compilation is full of fascinating information and useful tips and offers insight into the lives of those living in the grand houses of the 18th century.

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.

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

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
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.

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!

How We Live Now - Making Your Space Work Hard for You (Hardcover): Rebecca Winward How We Live Now - Making Your Space Work Hard for You (Hardcover)
Rebecca Winward 1
R468 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R87 (19%) Out of stock

How We Live Now is an inspiring guide to making the most of every square inch of your available space. When the housing market takes a dip, fewer of us move as we just can't afford it. That's the time to take a long hard look at your home and work out how to make the most of every room - even every corner. Perhaps you're trying to carve out more space to accommodate a growing family, or maybe you're wondering where you can squeeze in a home office, a utility room or a kids' playroom. Whatever your particular needs, in How We Live Now Rebecca Winward explores ways to make your home work harder for you. She explores open-plan living, opting for more flexible room configurations, and using pockets of 'dead space' - under the stairs, on the landing or in the garden - that have unrecognized potential. Multi-tasking furniture and smart storage both have their role to play, as does versatile lighting. Streamline everyday life with How We Live Now.

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.

"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.

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

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.

Mrs.Beeton's Book of Cookery and Household Management (Paperback, Revised edition): Mrs Beeton Mrs.Beeton's Book of Cookery and Household Management (Paperback, Revised edition)
Mrs Beeton; Volume editing by Bridget Jones 2
R459 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R92 (20%) Out of stock

A household name for over 130 years, Mrs Beeton's Book of Cookery and Household Management has remained through its many editions an unrivalled, home reference and essential kitchen companion for every cook. The most comprehensive cookery book of its type, with over 2000 recipes tried and tested for the modern cook, this new edition preserves all the qualities of Mrs Beeton's original work yet brings it thoroughly up to date. Essential information is given on selection of ingredients together with sound advice on diet and menu planning. All basic methods and techniques are clearly described with the aid of step-by-step illustrations, and Mrs Beeton's invaluable hints and tips throughout will ensure success every time. Beautifully presented, with superb colour photographs of fininshed dishes, the wealth of recipes will provide ideas for all occasions. Mrs Beeton's Book of Cookery and Household Management is not however just a cookery book. Guidance is also given on cleaning, laundry, home maintainance, health, first aid, social custom, etiquette, money management and the law - up-to-date information on every aspect of modern housekeeping.

Storage Made Easy (Paperback): Candace Ord Manroe Storage Made Easy (Paperback)
Candace Ord Manroe
R265 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R53 (20%) Out of stock

This book shows how to organize clutter-free space in the home, offering useful tips on what to keep, what to give away and what to throw away. Offering practical storage ideas using easy-to-use, reasonably priced materials, the book examines every room in the house, with tips on solving storage problems. It first shows how to assess current storage spaces and focus on specific storage problems. Practical solutions are offered to annoying problems such as where to put the car keys or where to store pots and pans.

Mrs Beeton's Concise Book of Cookery (Hardcover, Rev. Ed): Bridget Jones Mrs Beeton's Concise Book of Cookery (Hardcover, Rev. Ed)
Bridget Jones
R408 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R82 (20%) Out of stock
Paint Your House with Powdered Milk and Hundreds More Offbeat Uses for Brand-Name Products (Paperback): Joey Green Paint Your House with Powdered Milk and Hundreds More Offbeat Uses for Brand-Name Products (Paperback)
Joey Green
R126 R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Save R25 (20%) Out of stock
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