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[Boxed item?]If all New Yorkers recycled their Sunday New York Times, 75,000 trees would be saved--every week! Many people in New York would like to act more responsibly when it comes to environmental health, but most simply don't know how. With The Big Green Apple, they'll discover dozens of simple and practical ways to make a difference, and they'll learn why adopting a lower-impact lifestyle is important for our planet and for New York in particular. Covering energy consumption, food, household products, transportation, recycling, recreation, and much more, The Green Apple presents easy-to-understand information about the environmental implications of typical city life and offers practical advice for improving one's own relationship with the city's greater ecology, either as an apartment dweller or a homeowner. Readers will find information on: >Choosing a green power source through Con Ed or direct >Locations of Greenmarkets and Community Supported Agriculture programs >Simple ways to reduce energy consumption in your home--and save money > The "greening" of NYC's restaraunts and grocers. >Conserving New York's water supply--the whys and hows >Streamlining the recycling process >Auto-free advocacy groups like Transportation Alternatives >Where to find eco-friendly dry cleaners, fashions, cosmetics, and household products >The low-down on GMOs, and reasons to buy organic, local food. >Sources of sustainably grown coffee >How to calm neighborhood traffic >Lowering environmental impact in the workplace and much more Also included are a calendar of NYC's "greenest" events and a directory of organizations and 0 resources to help New Yorkers lighten their impact on the environment. Success stories about local businesses and other groups show how sustainable ideas are being put into practice. Packed with facts and figures, this inspiring, highly accessible guide is a comprehensive grassroots resource for any New Yorker wishing to reconcile a "green" philosophy with an urban existence.
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.
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.
Few things in life are more attractive than a roaring fire on a
wintry day, but too many modern homeowners have never learned the
skill of getting that fire going.
Over 700 time- and money-saving tips and recipes for house, health, garden, and farm.
Time-honored advice from the great American heartland.
Many glossy interiors seen in books and magazines appear to be occupied by owners with no everyday possessions, but no real-life room scheme can be effective without taking into account the occupants' storage needs. So where do you keep your clutter in a stylish room? THE STORAGE BOOK provides the answers, revealing innovative storage designs in over 250 inspirational photographs. Cynthia Inions looks at the best ideas worldwide for making storage a harmonious part of a handsome interior. As well as detailing problem-solving tricks where space is short, THE STORAGE BOOK offers solutions that actually enhance your interior, increasing the feeling of space in a room. This invaluable storage sourcebook provides inspiration for every part of the home: hallways, living areas, bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, studies, and gardens. It features ten projects for original storage ideas with clear, step-by-step instructions, including an illustrated techniques section with practical information on putting up shelves, floor plans, and storage facts and figures. The book also features a comprehensive directory of specialist suppliers.
Over 400 time- and money-saving strategies for cooking, cleaning, canning, dining, and more.
Combining old-fashioned common sense and modern-day ingenuity, "Pearls of Country Wisdom" offers literally hundreds of ways for anyone to enjoy a simpler, more natural lifestyle.
In 1995, Deborah Tukua and her family left their suburban home in Jacksonville, Florida, for life on a farm in rural Tennessee. When they arrived, Tukua turned to her neighbors in nearby towns for any pearls of country wisdom they might be willing to share. Good advise gushed forth from every imaginable source, including farmers, midwives, herbalists, shopkeepers, and more.
This unique and indispensable book represents the distillation of a community's tried-and-true techniques for everything from caring for linen to keeping harmful bugs out of the garden. For example:
-- Need secret storage space? Who'd think to look inside the bottom step of a staircase?
-- Keep brown sugar soft: Refrigerate in a glass jar or plastic bag with a piece of bread or apple.
-- Egg whites applied to a burn give quick relief.
-- Dry baking soda or table salt on a sponge makes an effective scouring powder.
Every tip is practical, easy, and affordable. Many have been handed down through generations. "Pearls of Country Wisdom" is perfect for the novice and seasoned homesteader, as well as anyone looking to bring a bit of the country life into a city or suburban home.
Fear the deer! Nature has never invented a more efficient killing
machine, at least from the point of view of most garden plants.
Able to leap an eight-foot fence, sneak silently through the
suburbs at night, and outrun a greyhound (not to mention a beagle
or Labrador retriever), the deer is the number one enemy not only
of the gardener but of anyone who wants to relax in the backyard
without catching Lyme disease from deer ticks or drive safely down
a highway without fear of collision.
Where there are trees, there are squirrels, and where there are
squirrels, there are ripped garbage bags and ruined attics. And
there are trees everywhere.
An engaging resource written for anyone interested in learning how to save their personal digital information. The digital era has reshaped the nature, scope, and use of personal information. People collect and store an ever-increasing volume of digital personal information on convenient portable devices and create substantial amounts of personal textual and visual digital information on their personal computers. Computer users have become accustomed to using a variety of tools that involve their interactive social activities. Because of social media, there is a large amount of user-generated content related to peoples' lives and there is no way for creators to save it all. This phenomenon may thus result in a massive gap in our current history because invaluable information may be lost. Because we may lose so much information, it is helpful to find out as much as we can about how we can manage our personal digital information. This book analyzes the concepts associated with preserving and managing personal digital information. This book will be a resource for everyone interested in learning how to manage and preserve their personal digital lives. Furthermore, the contents provide visual and textual examples that will illustrate how to use best practices to ensure the longevity of information, while considering current solutions to the problems associated with personal information loss. The book is a detailed visual and textual guide to our PIM processes covering the following key areas for information and images of all kinds: *Receiving *Generating *Keeping *Using *Organizing *Re-finding *Sharing. Sample Notable Sections *DIY Personal Information Management step-by-step guidance broken down by digital tile types, with images that support guidelines. *Analysis of all digital storage systems and tools that are available; for example, the diverse types of cloud storage systems. * Appendix of web resources containing personal information management tools.
Cleaning your home without using harsh toxic chemicals is rapidly becoming the new standard. "Knack Clean Home, Green Home" is the first visual guide that shows you all the best ideas for efficiently and safely cleaning your home. Green is an aesthetic choice as well, and you'll find out about all the good odors that accompany the germ-free surfaces of a clean green home, without the unhealthy chemical presence. In this well-organized and fully illustrated book, the author explains cogently what you really need to do to get rid of germs. You'll find recipes for homemade cleaning products as well as guidance on reading labels so you can recognize what's good and what's not. "Knack Clean Home, Green Home" is a one-stop shop for information on green homekeeping. Key features of "Knack Clean Home, Green Home"Room-by-room advice Recipes for homemade cleaning productsDecodes product ingredients: what's good, what's notDovetails with consumer trend toward "green" as the preferred choice "Get the Knack "Visually organized format makes information easier-than-ever to find 475 color photos to simplify the techniques Big book, layflat binding, clear instructionsBig Resource chapter with useful websites
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.
In the midst of WWII in Britain, spouses at war and stretched
budgets left housewives to "make do" with what they had. "Make Do
and Mend" was first published as a pamphlet in 1943, as a cheerful
reminder of the techniques for household solutions provided by
wartime government. Now, republished in the twenty-first century,
these tips can be used to spruce up your household and wardrobe on
a dime. The book includes old-fashioned remedies for everything
from washing silks to repelling the "moth menace," as well as
patterns and directions on how to patch holes in clothing with
stylish fabric, and how to take scraps of wool to create new looks.
The book also includes "grand ways to eke out dated or worn cloths"
and provides ways of "re-making old garments which you have never
considered." References throughout to the scarcity of materials
speaks to how valuable these tips and tricks were in wartime
Britain. For example, in a section devoted to the corset, readers
are reminded that "now that rubber is so scarce your corset is one
of your most precious possessions."
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.
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:
The ultimate guide to decluttering! Good Housekeeping helps you organize your home, simplify any task, and tidy up fast. Let the experts at Good Housekeeping help you get organized with this inspirational room-by-room guide to tidying up! Hundreds of tips and tricks include how to keep a well-ordered fridge, gain extra counter space, conquer cookware clutter, choose the best shelving, clear up your desk and digital spaces, and streamline your closet and garage. You'll find pro organizer ideas for every area in your home, must-have Good Housekeeping Institute-approved products, and advice on finding a place for everything and putting everything in its place. Keep this book handy, refer to it often, and say goodbye to the mess! Chapters: Organizing Must-Haves, Kitchen & Pantry, Living & Family Rooms, Work & Craft Spaces, Bedrooms, Bath & Laundry Rooms, Entryways, and Garages.
This title offers almost 3,000 time and money-saving tips, shortcuts, and quick fixes from the 'First Lady' of household hints. Whether it's unclogging drains with dryer sheets, raising the best tomatoes - with the help of panty-hose - or sharing hundreds of ways to make doing laundry better, cheaper, and faster, Heloise has the answer. More relevant than ever when time and money are tight, these shortcuts and solutions for cleaning up, entertaining with ease, making repairs, getting organized, and coping with nuisances guarantee a hassle-free home. Beloved by millions of readers around the world, Heloise's down-to-earth tips have been the backbone of the Hints from Heloise brand for more than 50 years. In Heloise's first new book in more than five years, she offers thousands of no-nonsense solutions that address: the worst (and best) day to do laundry; how to clean up a broken compact fluorescent light bulb; dusting baseboards without bending; and, deterring kitchen pests with crushed peppermint candies.
Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills--the kind employed by
our forefathers--and adapt them for a better life in the
twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently
useful, full-color guide. Countless readers have turned to "Back to
Basics" for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before
power saws and fast food restaurants and rediscovering the
pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more
The urban homesteading movement is spreading rapidly across the nation. "Urban Homesteading" is the perfect "back-to-the-land" guide for urbanites who want to reduce their impact on the environment. Full of practical information, as well as inspiring stories from people already living the urban homesteading life, this colorful guide is an approachable guide to learning to live more ecologically in the city. The book embraces the core concepts of localization (providing our basic needs close to where we live), self-reliance (re-learning that food comes from the ground, not the grocery store; learning to do things ourselves), and sustainability (giving back at least as much as we take). Readers will find concise how-to information that they can immediately set into practice, from making solar cookers to growing tomatoes in a barrel to raising chickens in small spaces to maintaining mental serenity in the fast-paced city environment. Full of beautiful full-color photographs and illustrations, and plenty of step-by-step instructions, this is a must-have handbook for city folk with a passion for the simple life.
Practical and pretty, the Dairy Diary Set is perfect for organising and planning throughout 2021. Day-to-day, month-to-month, it's both an indispensable help and a source of information. You can customise your diaries with the coordinated stickers - easily identify your most important events. And the weekly recipes and food features will inspire you throughout the year. The Pocket Diary is the perfect size for your handbag or pocket, and even has a pen attached for convenience. The Meal Planner Pad allows you to plan your weekly meals and what's needed with ease; simply tear of the shopping list when required. *A5 week-to-view diary * Delicious triple-tested weekly recipes * Lots of writing space * Memorable dates stickers * Useful notes pocket * Calendars * Gifts records * Information for cooks. * New for 2021: fascinating features on houseplants, gardening for wildlife and quirky museums*Pocket Diary with pen and elastic pen holder *Meal Planner Pad with perforated shopping list. "An absolutely fantastic set. I could not recommend it more highly. BRILLIANT."
This sequel to the authorsa "Ask the Bugman" (2002) contains more valuable information on how to identify assorted insects and arthropods and the best ways to keep them out of your house, all presented with the wry humor that fans of Fagerlundas nationally distributed newspaper column have come to treasure. Fagerlund and Strange are proponents of Integrated Pest Management rather than the technique they label aSpray and Praya used by most exterminating businesses. Anyone concerned about the health effects of pesticides will want to follow the useful advice in "The Bugman on Bugs," including specific information on what kinds of substances and techniques work best for particular pests.
In addition to illustrated chapters on roaches, ants, flies, spiders, centipedes and scorpions, fleas, lice, bed bugs, mice, termites, and other kinds of pests, the authors discuss human reactions to these creatures, turning their attention both to phobias and to the place of insects in our religious and spiritual lives. Amazing pest control tales are sprinkled throughout the book (have you thought about greasing your linens with hog lard to make yourself disgusting even to fleas?), as well as peculiar facts and even a recipe for sautA(c)ed termites.
SPOTLESS PETS is an essential guide for anyone who owns a pet, from Australia's favourite domestic gurus. The messiest member of any household is often a pet! All that hair, all those unfortunate accidents ...SPOTLESS PETS helps you solve your pet stain dilemmas and saves you oodles of money at the same time. Using inexpensive and low-toxic remedies to every pet stain imaginable, there are chapters on dogs, cats, birds, fish, small animals, exotic animals. Not only is SPOTLESS PETS packed with advice on removing stains and smells, but it covers everything from cleaning cages, tanks and bedding to removing hair from upholstery. With more than a million copies of their books sold in Australia alone, Shannon and Jennifer are the experts you will turn to time and time again when your pet makes a mess!
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.
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