Get rid of the clutter -- and keep it away Organizing expert Donna Smallin shows you how to enjoy the happy, healthy, and inviting home you long for with hundreds of time-saving, clutter-busting tips. Smallin's simple and manageable approach helps you focus on the things that will make the biggest difference in the least amount of time. Clear away the clutter once and for all, and discover the peace of mind that has been hiding underneath.
The follow-up to the bestselling Complete Book of Home Organization, the Complete Book of Home Cleaning is a complete, eco-friendly guide to cleaning your home. From establishing routines, making schedules, and DIYing green cleaning solutions to help keep every area of your home neat, safe and spotless--find it all here.Learn the best seasons to tackle home projects, storage solutions to simplify the process, and sweet natural solutions for every room and fixture. This book will help you tackle every mess, stain, and dust-magnet, and keep things from getting out of hand in the future--all while being friendly to the environment and keeping toxic chemicals out of your home. Whether you're a neat freak or new to the world of homekeeping, let Toni Hammersley be your guide to establishing routines, learning techniques and mastering the best home cleaning hacks out there. Learn what needs a deep-clean and how often, how to substitute essential oils and pantry basics for store-bought chemicals and what to do about the toughest homekeeping dilemmas. Soon you'll find that no matter the number of pets, kids, or others in your home, cleanliness is easier than you ever imagined.
Have you ever wished you had the time and tools to organize your house in a clutter-free, design-conscious, Pinterest-worthy way? From storage solutions and cleaning tips to secret space-saving methods and expert strategies, The Complete Book of Home Organization is packed with the tips and shortcuts you need to effectively organize your home.From small spaces and apartment solutions to how to tackle a big, messy home with a 15-week total home organization challenge, this book covers it all. The Complete Book of Home Organization spells out everything you need to de-clutter your house, store your belongings, and keep your home--and life--in tip-top shape. With high-quality design, intricate detail, and a durable, wipe-clean flexicover with metallic corner-guards--this manual is the perfect gift Organize the 30 main spaces of your home, including the living and dining spaces, bedrooms and bathrooms, guest areas, baby and kids' rooms, utility spaces and garages, entryways and offices, patios and decks, closets and pet areas Keep track of your pantry, holiday and craft supplies, weekly menu planning, keepsakes, and schedules. From the basement to the attic, this book covers every nook and cranny. With step-by-step instructions, detailed illustrations, and handy checklists, say goodbye to a messy home and wasted storage space
An organized, clutter-free home appeals to everyone. But where to begin? This useful guide provides fun, creative and painless ways to get started using the tips, techniques, quick fixes, and trade secrets used by professional organizers.
Decluttering Your Home shows how to save time, money, and energy. It takes the cluttered and distressed through the first steps in decluttering and gives common sorting strategies that work.
The chapters include:
- Clutter, Clutter Everywhere -- The psychology of clutter; common sources of clutter; clutterer personality types.
- Household Clutter -- Eliminate clutter and improve organization room by room throughout the entire home.
Each room feature includes numerous topics and tips, such as:
- How to use the dining room for other purposes without adding clutter; Creating a laundry system; Why making the bed every day is important; Creating "capsules" of clothing.
- Digital Clutter -- Manage multiple devices, cord and cable clutter, organize electronic files and digital photos.
- Calendar Clutter -- Time management strategies for the entire family, overcoming procrastination, knowing how and why to say no.
- Maintenance -- Keep a newly organized life clutter-free.
- Mix family hand-me-downs and new treasures
- Tackle clutter with simple solutions
- Turn your world around even when you feel fat, lonely and hate all your clothes and furniture.
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.
Thousands of household products contain toxic ingredients. Today, more and more people are seeking more natural cleaning methods to reduce their exposure to harsh chemicals. From the kitchen and bath to the living room and laundry, Green Cleaning For Dummies provides readers with green solutions to every common cleaning chore. Focusing on organic, nontoxic, sustainable alternatives to conventional cleaning products, it's packed with suggestions and tips for effective cleaning, and even offers green solutions for sprucing up patios, garages, vehicles, and the exterior of a house.
Invite health and happiness into the heart of your home with practical ideas for decor, organization, and mindfulness that will transform your living space--and create an uplifting atmosphere that looks after you from morning to nightHappy by Design teaches us how we can actively improve our health and wellbeing through the way we design and regard every room in the house. From the paint color that's been named the happiest to the science of getting a good night's sleep, Happy by Design offers bite-sized and affordable design ideas that are accessible to all--from a young renter in an urban apartment to a busy family in their own home. Drawing on advice from experts far and wide, Victoria Harrison's Happy Home Program helps everyone transform their living spaces and put personal wellbeing first in their homes and neighborhoods. With delightful illustrations and photos on every page, the program is easy to follow and packed with motivating tips and inspiration to help everyone live the happiest life possible. Happy by Design will help you breathe better with the top ten oxygenating houseplants, surround yourself with scents scientifically proven to brighten your mood, and--taking a page from the Danish concept of hygge--keep your home a clean yet cozy sanctuary, free of outside distractions. Discover these simple--but ultimately life-changing--steps. Table of Contents Introduction: The Happy Home Program
How to Grow Your Own Fresh Air
How to Decorate with the Happiest Color
Tidy Your Way to Happiness
Unlock the Secret to a Good Night's Sleep
Discover the Happiest Scents
Harness the Mood-Boosting Power of Flowers
Shine a Light on Wellbeing
How to Create a Cozy Retreat
Wish Happiness for Others
Unearth Happiness in the Garden
How to Be Smarter Than Your Smartphone
Sarah Mae wants to let you in on a little secret about being a good homemaker: It's not about having a clean house. She'd never claim to be a natural, organized cleaner herself--yet, like you, she wants a beautiful space to call home, a place where people feel loved and at peace. Where people can really settle in with good food, comfy pillows, and wide-open hearts.
Is it possible to find a balance? To care for your heart--and your home--at the same time?
Journey with Sarah Mae on this easy, practical 31-day plan to get you moving and have your house looking and feeling fresh. But even more than that, you'll gain a new vision for the home of your dreams, and how to make it a place of peace, comfort, and community. Originally published as the e-book 31 Days to Clean and now revised and expanded in print for the first time, Having a Martha Home the Mary Way will inspire you to find a happier, healthier . . . cleaner way to live.
Put Your House on a Diet for Long-Term Results
If you're sick of the clutter around your home and can't find any organization systems that work for you, it's time to put your house on a diet. Starting with a 30-day home detox to quickly shed some of that excess weight, you will gain the confidence, motivation and skills needed to create your ideal healthy home. With the option to pick and choose projects based on your specific goals, you will learn to change your bad habits and transform your house into the happier, more organized and inspired home that you desire.
This comprehensive, step-by-step guide shows you how to organize your home month-by-month and room-by-room to achieve and maintain a lasting, clutter-free lifestyle. Drawing on experiences in her own home, Jennifer Lifford developed these distinct and effective techniques that do more than just declutter--you will learn how to change your habits for good without feeling overwhelmed or stressed. Simply follow the exercises in the plans such as Shedding the Pounds and Building Strength to develop the techniques needed for permanent clutter loss and a forever organized home.
The Home Decluttering Diet is complete with organization guides, checklists, tips for getting the whole family involved and simple DIYs to provide you with practical storage solutions that are easily maintainable. Create the lifestyle you want and get your home and belongings in tip-top shape today