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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.
"No, you cannot live on kisses,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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