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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.
Declutter every aspect of your life - from your wardrobe, exercise schedule and food budget to your phone, bookshelves and beauty regime - with this realistic guide to getting neat and keeping things that way.
Anna Newton is just trying to balance work, her friends, her family, her husband Mark, a growing handbag habit and a love for takeaway pizza. Over the past 8 years of running the blog and corresponding YouTube Chanel 'The Anna Edit', she's grown a loyal viewership who tune in for her weekly videos on everything from house renovations to the best summer foundation.
Anna is a typical Virgo she loves being organised. She s Marie Kondo'd her house, nearly throwing away her TV remote in the process. She's waved goodbye to her things with Fumio Sasaki. She's minimized and bullet-journalled her schedules down to the finest detail. Along the way, she's realised something key: there s no one prescription for an organized life, a tidy home and calm mind. Instead, it's all about editing.
Learn how to edit your:
- Exercise regime
- Social life
- Me time
- Capsule wardrobe
- Household budget
- Digital detox
- Beauty routine
- Office space
It's about how to utilise your time and spend more of it doing what makes you happy. An Edited Life is here to help you stay on top of every aspect of your world.
You open the kitchen cabinet, reach for the jar of peanut butter, and there on its top are mice droppings. What's the safest means to be rid of the mice? In "Ask the Bugman," Board Certified Entomologist Richard Fagerlund offers advice on pest control drawn from answers to commonly asked questions in his nationally distributed newspaper column. For mice, live traps are best, using oatmeal as bait. Never use poisons or glue boards. He also encourages preventive measures to plug the holes mice use as entrances.
With thirty-years' experience in pest control, Fagerlund offers suggestions for controlling nearly fifty common (and a few not so common) pests found in and around the home. The questions are divided into categories including disruptive pests, destructive pests, biters and stingers, reptiles and rodents, and garden and household bugs. But what separates "Ask the Bugman" from other such books is its environmental ethic, which is carefully laid out in the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Typical IPM methods include habitat modification, improved sanitation, and the use of less-toxic, pest-specific baits. As alternatives to harmful chemicals, he counsels use of home remedies, provides a number of these, and includes others sent in by readers of his column. Ten original sketches of common household pests give readers an appreciation of their appearance.
Are you becoming more conscious of the ingredients you use to clean your home? Are you fed up with using strong chemicals and aware these could be having a detrimental effect on your health?
In this book, you will find over 110 recipes for practically any cleaning dilemma, from natural disinfectant to safe and effective stain removal. The chapters cover every room in your home with simple recipes to make your house sparkly clean, as well as being good to the environment and your health. From bathroom battles to kitchen messes, this book solves every cleaning problem that you might come up with at home. Learn how to make everyday products, such as an all-purpose cleaner and laundry detergent, but also the best way to clean things, such as pillows or carpet that you don't clean every day. You can also find out how to scent your homemade products with essential oils to make your home smell how you want it to.
Homemade cleaning products can just as powerful as shop-bought ones, and Natural Home Cleaning shows you how.
If you want to get ahead in life, both financially and sustainably, budgeting guru Lyn Webster can help. In Save Make Do, you will learn- - how to shop smarter - what to grow in your garden - the magic of baking soda and vinegar - 30 handy recipes (meals, treats and snacks; cleaning products and cosmetics) - clever ways to save, save, save With a Save Make Do attitude, you'll soon be on the road to financial freedom - by making simple, healthy and sustainable choices. Make a little go a LOT further. Previously published as Pig Tits & Parsley Sauce
Ever wondered about the life cycle of a sock in your laundry basket? Author Eva Jarlsdotter asked herself that very question, realising it took over six weeks to be cleaned and make it back into her sock drawer! This book will show you how to get your life in order, offering a smooth, easy process to bring harmony to your family and home. From coping with never-ending piles of laundry and meal planning to constantly feeling on the backfoot with endless admin from your child's school, this is a modern guide to ensuring your home and family flow. Move over Marie Kondo and Mrs Hinch, Eva offers a 'stream' technique for you to systematically create and maintain organisation - no longer will you spend hours searching for your keys/scarf/paperwork. Instead, that previously wasted energy can be channelled into things you actually want to do. You will stop feeling like you are being chased and take back control into your life. It also empowers children in the household to take responsibility for their belongings and their schedules - kids as young as two can get involved.
Could you make a fire? Are you able to sew on a button? Do you know how to negotiate a pay rise? If the answer to any of the above is no, then don't worry - you're not alone. Luckily, this book is here to give you a helping hand. Full of useful advice and practical skills that everyone should know, it will provide you with the essential knowledge you need to tackle life's everyday challenges. From the little things, like how to boil an egg or treat a blister, right up to the big things, like speaking in public, this handy guide will arm you with all the skills you need to navigate life in the real world like a pro.
The decluttering craze meets a passion for sustainable living and interior design in this gorgeous new book for readers of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. This book promises an opportunity for self-reflection and lasting change, by getting to the bottom of why we've accumulated too much stuff in the first place, therefore allowing us to transform our lives. Professional decluttering and design team Cary and Kyle of New Minimalism will take you through every step, from assessing your emotional relationship to your stuff to decluttering your home to then turning it into a beautifully designed space that feels clean and tidy without feeling sparse or prescriptive. And all of this without filling up a landfill--you'll find resources and strategies to donate and reuse your stuff so you don't have to feel guilty about getting rid of it!
The original Japanese edition of The Art of Discarding, titled Suteru! Gijutsu, was published in 2000 and became an overnight sensation - selling a million copies in six months and inspiring a young Marie Kondo. The book has since become a multimillion-copy international bestseller, but it has never been translated into English, until now. In this guide to living a calmer, more ordered life, renowned author Nagisa Tatsumi teaches us how letting go of unwanted things will transform our day-to-day happiness. The book offers practical advice and techniques to help readers learn to let go of stuff that is holding them back, as well as tips for acquiring less in the first place. It's time to live with less.
This eco-friendly handbook explains how to eliminate toxic chemical household cleaning agents from your life and replace them with natural, homemade solutions. Inspired by the author's experience as the mother of an allergic child, Green Clean provides practical, comprehensive advice for every household cleaning need from kitchen, bathroom, and laundry to windows, floors, grills, decks, and cars. Jill Potvin Schoff shows how to green up your chores and reduce your family's exposure to hazardous chemicals. Using safe, effective and inexpensive ingredients and recipes, she offers simple cleaning methods and smart tips that will keep both you and the environment healthy.
Everyone has baking soda on hand to help cookies rise and keep the pantry smelling fresh. But this simple compound also has dozens of other applications for health, cleaning, gardening and even crafting. In The Baking Soda Companion, Suzy Scherr explains just how useful this all-natural pantry staple can be. Make extra-fluffy scrambled eggs, clean the coffee pot, soothe bug bites, mix up toothpaste and shampoo, remove stubborn grass stains, repel garden pests, and more. This is a straightforward, informative guide for anyone who wants to incorporate simple, affordable and natural solutions into their day-to-day routine.
From face masks and hand creams to cleaning products and cold-and-flu remedies, the scent and flavour of lemon have long been used by manufacturers of home and beauty products to imbue their products with the zesty freshness which this citrus fruit is associated worldwide, and it's little wonder why... Packed with vitamin C, an aid to digestion and linked to sparkling eyes and skin, this humble little fruit is packed with goodness that, with a little know-how, can easily be harnessed to allow you to bypass the chemicals and produce your own all-natural products for home, health andbeauty. With our increasing awareness of reducing exposure to chemicals and the importance of keeping things natural, as well as the ever-growing realization of the environmental impact of disposable plastic packaging, there has never been a better time to go back to basics, embrace all-natural ingredients and regain control of what we are putting in and on our bodies. The Natural Apothecary: Lemons opens by exploring the benefits of lemons and looks at how to grow your own at home. The following pages are broken into sections on home, health and beauty, containing over 40 simple recipes for all-natural, home-made products that allow you to utilize the vitality of lemons with ease; make a bruise balm infused with lemon zest, a fragrant hand lotion for soft and youthful skin, or a chemical-free cleaning solution guaranteed to leave your home sparkling.
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What if you could conquer the clutter, make your home pretty and keep it that way? 'Move over, Marie Kondo - Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin are the professional organisers the A-list now let rifle through their drawers.' - Sunday Times Style 'Professional organizers Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin are in high demand in Hollywood, having organized everything from pantries to play rooms for stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Rachel Zoe, Lauren Conrad and Mandy Moore. While the Nashville-based founders of The Home Edit (and its celeb-followed Instagram) may not be able to give you Rachel Zoe's enviable shoe collection, they can give you the tools to get your own into similarly immaculate order - and hey, that's a step in the right direction.' - People Believe this: every single space in your house has the potential to function efficiently and look great. The mishmash of summer and winter clothes in the closet? Yep. Even the dreaded junk drawer? Consider it done. And the best news: it's not hard to do-in fact, it's a lot of fun. From Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, the Instagram-famous home organizers who made their orderly eye candy the method that everyone swears by, comes a signature approach to decluttering. The Home Edit walks you through paring down your belongings in every room, arranging them in a stunning and easy-to-find way (hello, labels!), and maintaining the system so you don't need another do-over in six months. When you're done, you'll not only know exactly where to find things, but you'll also love the way it looks. A master class and lookbook in one, The Home Edit is filled with bright photographs and detailed tips, from placing plastic dishware in a drawer where little hands can reach to categorizing pantry items by color (there's nothing like a little ROYGBIV to soothe the soul). Above all, it's like having your best friends at your side to help you turn the chaos into calm.
Francine Jay pioneered the simple living movement with her self-published bestseller, The Joy of Less. In this fully redesigned and repackaged edition-featuring never-before- seen content-Jay brings her philosophy to more readers who are eager to declutter. Rather than the "crash diet" approach found in other tidying up books, Jay shares simple steps to cultivate a minimalist mindset and form new habits, paving the way to lasting success. Her easy-to-follow STREAMLINE method works in any space-from a single drawer to a closet, room, or entire house. What's more, it can be called upon during clutter-inducing life events such as moving, getting married, having kids, or downsizing. With an airy two-colour interior design and lovely hardcover package, The Joy of Less is a refreshing and relatable approach to decluttering that belongs in every home.
Bicarbonate of 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. "Bicarbonate of 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.
This title highlights 250 practical uses in the home health; healing; beauty; homecare; and, cooking. Discover the amazing powers of vinegar and over 250 practical ways in which it can be used in the medicine chest, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and garden. This title includes a fascinating look at the history, production and fermentation of vinegar, followed by a directory that describes and examines each type. It offers natural remedies, treatments and preparations, including digestive tonics, first aid applications, body washes and hair treatments. It provides expert advice on how to use vinegar in the home to clean, remove odours, care for your pet, restore furniture and utensils and improve your laundry. It presents recipes, hints and tips for using all types of vinegar in the kitchen, from dressings and chutneys to sauces, baking, and drinks. Everything has been shown step-by-step with more than 380 colour photographs throughout. Vinegar has been used for centuries for an infinite range of purposes. In this practical book, the introduction covers the history, folklore and science of vinegar, followed by a comprehensive directory to its many varieties. Find out how to treat bruises, sore throats and other common ailments, then discover how to care for your skin and hair before learning how to mix your own natural pesticides, limescale removers and furniture restorers. Blend relishes and vinaigrettes and create classic salads and pasta dishes with 30 simple recipes. Colour photographs throughout illustrate the versatility and benefits of this magical ingredient.
'an Indian household can no more be governed peacefully, without dignity and prestige, than an Indian Empire' InThe Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook (1888) Flora Annie Steel and her co-author Grace Gardiner provide practical, and often highly opinionated, advice to young memsahibs in India. They explain how to 'make a hold' over servants, how to establish and stock a storeroom, how to plan a menu, manage young children, treat bites from 'mad, or even doubtful dogs', and teach an Indian cook how to make fish quenelles. The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook promised its reader a comprehensive guide to domesticitiy in India, even if she found herself living in camps or in the jungle, on the hills or in the plains, whether she was the wife of an influential Indian Civil Servant or a missionary. This new edition, complete with its stimulating introduction and substantial notes, makes available a classic domestic work that in detailing the memsahib's role in the household sheds light on the entire imperial experience. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Explore all the ways in which some basic household items can pave the way to better health. Whatever your goals, Essential Uses will teach you new ways to use baking soda, salt, vinegar, lemons, coconut oil, honey, ginger, and a myriad of other natural items. Discover how to take better care of your skin, your health, and your home--all while saving money, getting better results out of your products, and using eco-friendly options. With a focus on personal wellness, home cleaning, and pet care, Essential Uses provides simple and effective options to live a healthier, more natural life.
176 recipes, remedies, and household hints from a Virginia plantation mistress and American icon. For more than thirty years George Washington's adopted daughter Nelly Custis Lewis was the mistress of Woodlawn, a large and elegant Virginia plantation. As such households were virtually self-sufficient enterprises, recipes for cleaners, home remedies, and the care and dying of clothing were as essential as recipes used in the preparation of huge and varied meals. Like many southern ladies, Lewis kept a handwritten housekeeping book in which she jotted down these instructions. "Nelly Custis Lewis's Housekeeping Book" reconstructs 176 of Lewis's original recipes and provides a wealth of information on nineteenth-century techniques for housekeeping, cooking, and medical practice. From making cabbage pudding to polishing furniture, treating scurvy to eliminating room odors, Lewis's book documents what was essential and practical knowledge for a plantation mistress in the 1830s. The volume is augmented by the editor's introduction and a glossary of terms.
A spiritual sequel to Briggs' DIY handbook 'Make Your Place', this is a practical guide to prolonging the lifespan of beloved clothes, household objects and even the garden harvest. This book is packed with useful tips for mending clothes, drying herbs and meat, creating a more sustainable house, preserving a garden's harvest, and ways to save money and become more self-sufficient.
Vinegar may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you need to get rid of a stubborn wine stain or soothe a tickly cough, but this ancient cupboard staple is regaining its rightful place as a cheap, versatile and environmentally friendly solution to many household tasks. This invaluable book has sections on how to use vinegar in the laundry, DIY, gardening, health and beauty, pet care and of course in the kitchen. Hundreds of hints, tips, advice and recipes are provided in a clear, accessible style. Attractively illustrated, this brilliant little book is a visual treat as well as an invaluable practical aid.
Not just for cakes, bicarbonate of soda has long been recognised as a hero ingredient for anyone looking to make their own eco-friendly cleaners and beauty products. Made up of tiny crystals, bicarb's natural structure makes it the perfect gentle abrasive for home cleaning, and its natural antacid properties are ideal for tackling heartburn or creating antibacterial cosmetics at home. With our increasing awareness of reducing exposure to chemicals and the importance of keeping things natural, as well as the ever-growing realization of the environmental impact of disposable plastic packaging, there has never been a better time to go back to basics, embrace natural ingredients and regain control of what we are putting in our homes and on our bodies. The Natural Apothecary: Bicarbonate of Soda opens by exploring what bicarbonate of soda is made up of, and how it can be both naturally occurring and manufactured. The following pages are broken into sections on home, health and beauty, containing over 40 simple recipes for all-natural, home-made products that allow you to utilize the power of bicarbonate of soda with ease; make a soothing drink to ease indigestion, an all-natural exfoliating scrub to smooth your skin, or a simple but effective stain remover to leave your clothes looking like new.
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