Housekeeping
The House Servant's Directory
The House Servant's Directory
Hardcover      ISBN: 0765601141

An annotated introduction exploring the contemporary importance of the book The House Servants Directory, the identity and character of the author, and its significance in American history.

The House That Cleans Itself
The House That Cleans Itself
Paperback      ISBN: 0736949879

The ultimate guide for the housekeeping-impaired Bestselling author Mindy Starns Clark delves into the reasons behind chronic messiness and helps you find the permanent solution you've been looking for. Using "horizontal thinking," Mindy will teach you how to set up your home so efficiently and logically that it seems to clean itself. Learn...

  • how to keep the house twice as clean in half the time
  • how a stepladder, a camera, and a stopwatch will help you get started
  • how to change a messy area into a tidy one--permanently
  • how to anticipate and prevent messes before they happen
  • how to get the family on board in this new process

Also included are tips, strategies, and ideas from hundreds of her readers. More than a how-to book, The House That Cleans Itself looks at what God has to say about cleanliness and order, and how He can inspire order in your life in a fresh and unique way.

Housekeeping Management
Housekeeping Management
Hardcover      ISBN: 1635497337

Housekeeping is a crucial part of the hotel and hospitality sector. Housekeeping skills are essential to keep rooms as well as houses and buildings neat and tidy. Housekeeping management involves the performing of chores such as laundering of clothes, sweeping and mopping of floors, cleaning and arranging furniture and cutlery. The correct handling of equipment and maintenance of the premises is a must in housekeeping. This book is a complete source of knowledge on the present status of this important field. It attempts to assist those with a goal of delving into the field of housekeeping management.

Junk: Digging Through America's Love Affair with Stuff
Junk
Digging Through America's Love Affair with Stuff
Hardcover      ISBN: 1613730551
Junk has become ubiquitous in America today. Who doesn't have a basement, attic, closet, or storage unit filled with stuff too good to throw away? Or, more accurately, stuff you think is too good to throw away.

When journalist and author Alison Stewart was confronted with emptying her late parents' overloaded basement, a job that dragged on for months, it got her thinking: How did it come to this? Why do smart, successful people hold on to old Christmas bows, chipped knick-knacks, VHS tapes, and books they would likely never reread? She discovered she was not alone.

Junk details Stewart's three-year investigation into America's stuff, lots and lots and lots of stuff. Stewart rides along with junk removal teams from around the country such as Trash Daddy, Annie Haul, and Junk Vets. She goes backstage to a taping of Antiques Roadshow, and learns what makes for compelling junk-based television with the executive producer of Pawn Stars. And she even investigates the growing problem of space junk--23,000 pieces of manmade debris orbiting the planet at 17,500 mph, threatening both satellites and human space exploration.

But it's not all dire. There are creative solutions to America's overburdened consumer culture. Stewart visits with Deron Beal, founder of FreeCycle, an online community of people who would rather give away than throw away their no-longer-needed possessions. She spends a day at a Repair Caf , where volunteer tinkerers bring new life to broken appliances, toys, and just about anything. Stewart also explores communities of "tiny houses" without attics and basements in which to stash the owners' trash.

Junk is a delightful journey through 250-mile-long yard sales, and packrat dens, both human and rodent, that for most readers will look surprisingly familiar.
Junk: Digging Through America's Love Affair with Stuff
Junk
Digging Through America's Love Affair with Stuff
Paperback      ISBN: 1641600187

When journalist and author Alison Stewart was confronted with emptying her late parents' overloaded basement, a job that dragged on for months, it got her thinking: How did it come to this? Why do smart, successful people hold on to old Christmas bows, chipped knick-knacks, and books they will likely never reread? Junk details Stewart's three-year investigation into America's stuff. Stewart rides along with junk removal teams like Trash Daddy, Annie Haul, and Junk Vets. She goes backstage at Antiques Roadshow, and learns what makes for compelling junk-based television with the executive producer of Pawn Stars. And she even investigates the growing problem of space junk--23,000 pieces of manmade debris orbiting the planet at 17,500 mph, threatening both satellites and human space exploration. But it's not all dire. Readers will also learn that there are creative solutions to America's crushing consumer culture. The author visits with Deron Beal, founder of FreeCyle, an online community of people who would rather give away than throw away their no-longer-needed possessions. She spends a day at a Repair Caf , where volunteer tinkerers bring new life to broken appliances, toys, and just about anything. Junk is a delightful journey through 250-mile-long yard sales, resale shops, and packrat dens, both human and rodent, that for most readers will look surprisingly familiar.

Keep This Toss That - Updated and Expanded: The Practical Guide to Tidying Up
Keep This Toss That - Updated and Expanded
The Practical Guide to Tidying Up
Paperback      ISBN: 1621454754
A quick practical guide to uncluttering to save time, money, space, and sanity.

Are you afraid to open your kitchen cabinet because you know food storage containers are going to come pouring out like an erupting volcano? Do you spend hours searching for the email you need? Will you regret it tomorrow if you give away all your old concert T-shirts? And how many tote bags will you really use?

Keep This, Toss That answers all of these questions and much more. Featuring dozens of illustrated Keep/Toss Checklists, the book shows you exactly what you need--and what you can safely toss, regret-free (even if you're a sentimentalist or saver)--in every room of your house, for each hobby or activity, and even online. It also includes:
- quick tips on clever storage solutions
- tools and utensils that can do double duty
- advice on how to customize the lists to suit your house, your family, and your lifestyle

Room-by-room advice to declutter:

*Home/Living

*Personal/Clothing

*Storage/Hobbies

*Office/Paper

*Digital

Now updated and expanded with information about the special clutter challenges of modern life, such as how to clean up digital files and what to do with the stuff your kids left behind when they moved out, Keep This, Toss That answers the one key question you need to get organized and live happily with just the stuff you love.
Laundry: The Home Comforts Book of Caring for Clothes and Linens
Laundry
The Home Comforts Book of Caring for Clothes and Linens
Paperback      ISBN: 0743271467

For Cheryl Mendelson laundering is the best part of housekeeping. It's full of physical pleasures -- the look of favorite clothes restored to freshness and beauty, the tactile satisfaction of crisp linens in beautifully folded stacks. Good laundering preserves things you love and protects your pocket book. It doesn't take much time or effort. What it takes is knowledge, and "Laundry" is the comprehensive, entertaining, and inspiring new book on the art of laundering.

Culled from the bestselling "Home Comforts, " with revised and updated information and a new introduction, "Laundry" is an indispensable guide to caring for all the cloth in one's home: from kitchen rags to bedding, hand-washables, and baby clothes to vintage linens. Mendelson offers detailed guidance on when to disregard labels, removing stains, making environmentally informed choices, sewing, and storing clothing and fabrics. A much-needed antidote to the standard-issue how-to manual, "Laundry" celebrates the satisfactions of ironing, folding, and caring for clothes and linens. Both pragmatic and eloquent, Mendelson provides beginning and veteran homemakers with a seamless combination of reliable instruction, time-tested advice, and fascinating personal narrative.

As a farm girl in Pennsylvania, Mendelson -- who is a philosopher, lawyer, and professor, as well as a homemaker, wife, and mother -- received a classic domestic education from her grandmothers, aunts, and mother. "Laundry" combines the best of the traditional lore they taught her with the latest in technical and scientific information. Writing with infectious love and respect for her subject, Mendelson is sure to instill in readers a newfound affection and appreciation for the art of laundering.

Make Space: A Minimalist's Guide to the Good and the Extraordinary
Make Space
A Minimalist's Guide to the Good and the Extraordinary
Hardcover      ISBN: 151072141x

We simply have too much stuff in our lives. Burdened by our heavy consumerist culture to continually own and consume without purpose, we lose ourselves to debt, dissatisfaction, and despair. If having more, doing more, and being more does not allow us to live abundantly, what can?

Minimalism can make all the difference. A minimalist life removes non-essentials and clutter--whether it's physical clutter in your home or a cluttered mental state that holds you back from your goals-- and makes space for only the most important things that truly add value and joy. Make Space offers you the tools to achieve this transformative mindset shift by marrying minimalist philosophy and principles with practical tips, activities, and action points that will unlock truly simple living. Among others, learn how to:

-Avoid "Stuffocation" by reducing unnecessary possessions
-Declutter your home to create an ideal living space
-Design and efficiently maximize minimalist budgets
-Clear the mind of negative distractions and be intentional
-Avoid emotional drains to be empowered

The art of minimalism requires intentionally purging, building, crafting, and curating the type of life you've always wished you lived. And when you've finally removed all forms of clutter, you'll invite all things good and extraordinary into your most intimate spaces.
Mind Over Clutter: Cleaning Your Way to a Calm and Happy Home
Mind Over Clutter
Cleaning Your Way to a Calm and Happy Home
Paperback      ISBN: 0008344825

From the creator of This Girl Can Organise, the ultimate guide to decluttering your home in a fun, sustainable and meaningful way.

Are you drowning in clutter? Do you dread opening your cupboards because of the mess that awaits inside? Are you ready to sort out your house for good and discover a happier, calmer you?

If you've tried and struggled with Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up or Dana K. White's Decluttering at the Speed of Life, Nicola Lewis can help you finally achieve the tidy, clean and healthy home you've always wanted.

In this book, Nicola will arm you with the tools you need to clean and clear your home. With a step-by-step, room-by-room plan to get rid of clutter, recipes for natural, eco-friendly cleaning products and tips on upcycling your household items, housework and organising have never been this easy From your makeup bag to your 'hoarders' garage, your home will be spick, span and sparkling.

Sections of the book include:
Nicola's Journey
Tidy Home, Tidy Mind
How to Declutter: Room by Room
Eco-cleaning Your Home
Upcycling and Donating
Decluttering to Go

Nicola sprinkles magic wherever she goes and she has seen first-hand how decluttering and tidying your home can help transform your mind, bringing you new-found confidence and happiness. Filled with helpful tips and tricks, actionable insights and positive affirmations, this is the perfect book to refer to whenever you need help to tidy your life.

The Minimalist Kitchen: 100 Wholesome Recipes, Essential Tools, and Efficient Techniques
The Minimalist Kitchen
100 Wholesome Recipes, Essential Tools, and Efficient Techniques
Hardcover      ISBN: 084875526x
The Minimalist Kitchen: 100 Wholesome Recipes, Essential Tools, and Efficient Techniques is a cookbook, but more importantly, it's a framework for creating a minimalist kitchen, a kitchen pared down to the essentials so you can create more. This framework will touch everything in your kitchen from your ingredients, tools, pantry, to your cooking techniques, meal planning, and shopping habits. Once the framework is in place, you can make 100+ wholesome, mix and match recipes. You'll find Blueberry-Orange Breakfast Rolls, Banana-Coconut Baked Oatmeal, White Wine Spring Pasta, BBQ Black Bean and Quick Slaw Tacos, Crispy Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Chickpea Tikka Masala, Stovetop Mac and Cheese, and Two-Bowl Carrot Cupcakes. This comprehensive guide will hold your hand through the process and make dinnertime (and the kitchen) feel doable again. Chapter 1: The Minimalist Kitchen sets the stage for how to make and use the recipes in Chapters 2-8: Breakfast, Main Dishes, Burgers Wraps & Sandwiches, Soups & Salads, Sides, Drinks, Dessert. You'll find them to be vegetable forward and simple without compromising flavor. Look for Melissa's minimalist tips offering recipe-specific advice, a seasonal produce guide, and a handy metric equivalents chart to take the stress out of cooking.