Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World
Paperback ISBN: 1605294624
Provides interesting do-it-yourself projects for people interested in sustainable living, including growing food in a tiny apartment, building a 99-cent solar-powered oven, creating a safe laundry soap, fishing in urban waters and much more. Original.
The life-changing magic of tidying up
The Japanese art of decluttering and organizing
Hardcover ISBN: 1607747308
This best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing. Japanese organizational consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly declutter your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Whereas most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, the KonMari Method's category-by-category, all-at-once prescription leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo's clients have been repeat customers (and she still has a three-month waiting list of new customers!). With detailed guidance for every type of item in the household, this quirky little manual from Japan's newest lifestyle phenomenon will help readers clear their clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home--and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.
Roberts' Guide for Butlers and Other Household Staff
Paperback ISBN: 162873759x
Originally published in 1827, Roberts’ Guide for Butlers and Other Household Staff was a handbook for servants to perform their duties more efficiently and thoughtfully. Roberts gives a plethora of information about household duties of a butler like: ? How to dress suitably for work ? Regulations for the dinner table ? Directions for cleaning tea trays ? Giving Britannia metal a brilliant polish ? Preserving fruits for the year ? Addressing and behaving properly around your employer ? And many more insights Roberts provides information on how to make the best-tasting lemonade; preserving good wine for years; not passing judgments on the other servants; never letting your master ring the bell for you twice; cleaning dirty tables with a mix of milk, turpentine, and sweet oil; rubbing off rust with salad oil and lime; and other useful tidbits for the curious butler. This is a fascinating look behind the scenes of household help and will delight any nineteenth century enthusiast.
How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind
Dealing With Your House's Dirty Little Secrets
Paperback ISBN: 0718079957
A decluttering expert who blogs at A Slob Comes Clean presents the strategies she has developed, tested and proved in her own home combined with her reality-based cleaning and organizing techniques that will help readers get rid of enormous amounts of stuff quickly and without drama. Original.
Simple Charms & Practical Tips for Creating a Harmonious Home
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0738719854
Every inch and component of your home is filled with an invisible life force and unique magical energy. Magical Housekeeping teaches readers how to sense, change, channel, and direct these energies to create harmony in their homes, joy in their hearts, and success in all areas of their lives. In this engaging guide, energy consultant and teacher Tess Whitehurst shares her secrets for creating an energetically powerful and positive home. Written for those new to metaphysics as well as experienced magical practitioners, Magical Housekeeping will teach readers how to summon success, happiness, romance, abundance, and all the desires of the heart. And, by guiding them to make changes in both the seen and unseen worlds simultaneously, this dynamic and delightful book will help to activate and enhance readers' intuition and innate magical power.
Outer Order, Inner Calm
Declutter & Organize to Make More Room for Happiness
Hardcover ISBN: 1984822802
The best-selling author of The Four Tendencies and The Happiness Project reveals the link between external order and inner calm, listing more than 150 customizable ideas for minimizing clutter to promote better productivity, creativity and energy.
An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
Hardcover ISBN: 1607749726
"Tidying expert Marie Kondo's follow-up to her best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, is an illustrated master manual on her renowned KonMari Method with item-specific guidance and step-by-step folding illustrations"--Provided by publisher.
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning
How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter
Hardcover ISBN: 1501173243
A Swedish artist provides humorous commentary and advice on how to tidy up and declutter your unnecessary possessions to make life easier and more pleasant while you live it, as well as for those who will be cleaning up after you pass.
Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook
The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home
Hardcover ISBN: 0517577003
Combining professional expertise with the author's signature style, a comprehensive home care handbook takes readers step by step through the upkeep of every room in the house, covering everything from removing stains to replacing a window pane, and furnishes valuable t adivce on how to make a home safe and comfortable and how to maintain it properly. 500,000 first printing.
Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management
Paperback ISBN: 0192833456
Alternately fashionable and frugal, anxious and self-confident, this text highlights the concerns of a Victorian middle-class at a key point in its history. This edition suggests ways of approaching this massive, hybrid text as a significant document of social and cultural history.