Home Management
Love the House You're in: 40 Ways to Improve Your Home and Change Your Life
Love the House You're in
40 Ways to Improve Your Home and Change Your Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1611801982
Stop hating your house and start adoring it--40 steps to make your home express who you are and work for how you really live.

Love the House You're In is about more than creating a beautiful space; it's about creating a home that reflects you and all that you find comforting and inspiring in your life. Deco-rating your home can be daunting and overwhelm-ing, but here's the secret: If you want to love your house, the inspiration and ideas need to come from you. Love the House You're In provides the tools to do just that. Through 40 actionable steps, you will:

- Explore your life story: Mine your life for those things that inspire nostalgia and create a positive connection to memories, explore your family's heritage, and be conscious of how you want to live now.
- 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.
Nature's Essential Oils: Aromatic Alchemy for Well-Being
Nature's Essential Oils
Aromatic Alchemy for Well-Being
Paperback      ISBN: 1581574592

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.

Feeding the Masses: Meal Planning for Events, Large Groups, Ward Parties, and More
Feeding the Masses
Meal Planning for Events, Large Groups, Ward Parties, and More
Paperback      ISBN: 1462110711

A resource guide for feeding large groups of people.

Handmade Gatherings: Recipes and Crafts for Seasonal Celebrations and Potluck Parties
Handmade Gatherings
Recipes and Crafts for Seasonal Celebrations and Potluck Parties
Paperback      ISBN: 1611802741
Food made for sharing--recipes for 16 potluck parties that celebrate the seasons, friends, and delicious food.

Frosty winter fetes, lush springtime soirees, sultry summer get-togethers, and crisp autumn affairs--no matter what the season, it's always a good idea to gather a group of friends to share a celebratory meal or some festive nibbles. This cookbook is the perfect guide for throwing potluck get-togethers where the food truly shines. Create a winter wonderland that serves up comforting foods like Wild Rice-Stuffed Mushrooms, Roasted Salted Figs, and Hot Buttered Rum. Spring to life with early-season dishes like Pistachio-Crusted Asparagus with Feta Vinaigrette, Rhubarb Buttermilk Bread, and Chicken Potpie. Revel in the dog days of summer with an ice cream social, complete with a sundae bar and homemade Blackberry Mint Ice Cream. Celebrate the harvest with an apples to apples party featuring Apple Sage Mac and Cheese, Apple Butter Brie en Croute, and Candied Apples. With creative ideas for making each party special, Handmade Gatherings offers a fresh take on dining with friends.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
Hardcover      ISBN: 1607747308
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The book that sparked a revolution and inspired the hit Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo the original guide to decluttering your home once and for all.

ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE--CNN

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?

Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo's clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).

With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house "spark joy" (and which don't), this international bestseller will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home--and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.
Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness
Outer Order, Inner Calm
Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness
Hardcover      ISBN: 1984822802
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - In this lovely, easy-to-use illustrated guide to decluttering, the beloved author of The Happiness Project shows us how to take control of our stuff--and, by extension, our lives.

Gretchen Rubin knows firsthand that creating order can make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. But for most of us, a rigid, one-size-fits-all solution doesn't work. When we tailor our approach to suit our own particular challenges and habits, we can find inner calm.

With a sense of fun, and a clear idea of what's realistic for most people, Rubin suggests dozens of manageable tips and tricks for creating a more serene, orderly environment, including:

- Never label anything "miscellaneous."
- 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.
Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook: The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home
Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook
The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home
Hardcover      ISBN: 0517577003

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.
Clutter Intervention: How Your Stuff Is Keeping You Stuck
Clutter Intervention
How Your Stuff Is Keeping You Stuck
Paperback      ISBN: 0738753262

"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.

Praise:

"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

The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals (Includes Refrigerator Labels)
The Home Edit
A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals (Includes Refrigerator Labels)
Paperback      ISBN: 0525572643
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - There's decorating, and then there's organizing. From the Instagram-sensation home experts (with a serious fan club that includes Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Mindy Kaling), here is an accessible, room-by-room guide to establishing new order in your home.

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 the home organizers who made their orderly eye candy the method that everyone swears by comes Joanna and Clea's 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 masterclass and look book 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.

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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Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
Spark Joy
An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
Hardcover      ISBN: 1607749726
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The star of the hit Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up helps you visualize your ideal lifestyle.

Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo has revolutionized homes--and lives--across the world. Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to usingher acclaimed KonMari Method to create a joy-filled home that works the way you need it to.

Spark Joy features step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks, plus drawings of perfectly organized drawers and closets. Kondo also answers frequently asked questions, such as whether to keep "necessary" items that may not bring you joy. With guidance on specific categories including kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, hobby goods, digital photos, and even building your own personal "power spot" in your home, this comprehensive companion is sure to spark joy in anyone who wants to simplify their life.