- Understand what you're working with: Take stock of your stuff, understand the history of your home, and get clear on the space you have.
- Create an inspired action plan: Discover how to ap-proach design room-by-room, find the through line that ties the whole house together, and work in ways that empower your own ideas and creativity.
- Learn the design skills that matter: Get tips on pick-ing paint colors, choosing window dressings, arrang-ing art, and more. When you start decorating your home with you as the starting point, you can create a highly personalized space that reflects your past, your future, and how you want to live today. In the process, you'll gain the confidence and inspi-ration to come up with a functional and fabulous living space that's just right for you and your life.
Lavender is calming and relaxing; lemon uplifting and stimulating. But why do each of those scents provoke these particular, visceral responses? In Nature's Essential Oils, licensed massage therapist and aromatherapist Cher Kaufmann demystifies the how and why behind the uses and effects of essential oils. She explains the environmental factors that impact the chemical make-ups of herbs and other plants, and how they trigger our physical and emotional responses.
The book includes recipes for blending oils for home and health, as well as how to select, store, diffuse, and apply oils. A valuable resource for readers hoping to expand their knowledge of essential oils and their properties, it also includes a glossary of more than 30 of the most common essential oils for well-being.
- Ask yourself, "Do I need more than one?"
- Don't aim for minimalism.
- Remember: If you can't retrieve it, you won't use it.
- Stay current with a child's interests.
- Beware the urge to "procrasticlear." By getting rid of things we don't use, don't need, or don't love, we free our minds (and our shelves) for what we truly value.
Whether your home is small or large, an apartment in the city or a country cottage, it is a space that should be at once beautiful and livable. The key to that is managing the upkeep without feeling flustered. Until now, there has never been a comprehensive resource that not only tells how to care for your home and everything in it, but that also simplifies the process by explaining just when. With secrets from Martha Stewart for accomplishing the most challenging homekeeping tasks with ease, this detailed and comprehensive book is the only one you will need to help you keep your home looking its best, floor to ceiling, room by room.In Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook, Martha shares her unparalleled expertise in home maintenance and care. Readable and practical-and graced with charts, sidebars, illustrated techniques, and personal
anecdotes from Martha's decades of experience caring for her homes-this is far more than just a compendium of ways to keep your house clean. It covers everything from properly executing a living room floor plan to setting a formal table; from choosing HEPA filters to sealing soapstone countertops; from organizing your home office to polishing your silver and caring for family heirlooms. Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook is organized for clarity and maximum practicality: Room by Room covers the upkeep of the appliances, tools, furnishings, and surfaces found in each room, from the entryway to the kitchen, from the attic to the laundry room. Throughout the House instructs the reader on the proper ways to routinely clean and periodically maintain everything in the home, including dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, polishing, scrubbing, waxing and much more. Comfort and Safety focuses on techniques to ensure your home is running properly and safely, such as recognizing when to clean vents, fixing a leaky faucet, and eradicating pests. A-to-Z Materials Guide provides an invaluable resource that explains the unusual materials that many favorite objects are made of-from abalone to zinc-
and how to care for them so they last. Encyclopedic yet friendly, Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook is a seminal work-a must-have for everyone who wants a well-cared-for home that will endure for generations.
"This is the book we need now... It] illuminates the deeper "whys" behind each kind of clutter in your home so that you can peacefully release everything you need to and live buoyantly again "--Sarah Bamford Seidelmann, author of Swimming with Elephants: My Unexpected Pilgrimage from Physician to Healer
Get to the Heart of Why It's So Hard to Let Go of Your Stuff
What's your clutter actually covering up? Once you're aware of the real issue, letting go is simple and decluttering can happen immediately. Using step-by-step instructions and easy-to-understand explanations, Tisha Morris shows you how to move into a new phase of life by ridding yourself of all that's holding you back. Everything in your home is an extension of your identity, and when you keep old stuff for too long, you get stuck in the past.
Clutter Intervention teaches you about the psychological, emotional, and energetic components underlying your possessions, making it easier for you to let go and live authentically. Discover ways to clear out items associated with your past relationships, jobs, and unhealed grief. Learn how to handle blind spots, common excuses, and overcompensation. This book isn't about living with less. It's about living in alignment with the life you want.
"Clutter Intervention: How Your Stuff is Keeping You Stuck is a unique self-help guide to freeing oneself from both physical and emotional clutter. Being able to process and let go of pain or difficult memories is an invaluable ability. Chapters outline a declutter program for moving on past mementos from past relationships, previous careers, the glory days of youth, and even helpful tips for clearing out digital clutter. Highly recommended "--Midwest Book Review
PLEASE NOTE: The paperback includes a starter set of labels for your refrigerator; the ebook and audiobook include a link to download and print the labels from a computer (you will need 8-1/2 x 11-inch clear repositionable sticker project paper, such as Avery 4397).
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