Housekeeping
Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management: The 1861 Classic with Advice on Cooking, Cleaning, Childrearing, Entertaining, and More
Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management
The 1861 Classic with Advice on Cooking, Cleaning, Childrearing, Entertaining, and More
Hardcover      ISBN: 1634502426
Originally published as 24 newspaper columns from 1859 to 1861, Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management was at first a guide to managing a household. Today it is a fascinating look at the past and a guide to forgotten skills that can be used today.

Beeton wrote, "As with the commander of an army, or the leader of any enterprise, so is it with the mistress of a house." Running an extravagant household was a monumental task and a responsibility not to be taken lightly. It meant supervising every employee, from the butler to the laundry-maid to the footman and the wet nurse. It meant managing the safety, happiness, comfort, and well-being of the family. Chapters include:
  • The Housekeeper
  • Arrangement and Economy of the Kitchen
  • Introduction to Cooker
  • General Directions for Making Soup
  • Recipes: Fish
  • Recipes: Pork and Ham
  • Recipes: Poultry and Rabbit
  • And much more

In addition to offering advice on a wide range of domestic topics, this abridged edition of Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management contains hundreds of original recipes. A compendium of practical information about everything from animal husbandry to child care, this Victorian classic is both fascinating and still useful.

Sarah A. Chrisman, author of Victorian Secrets and This Victorian Life provides the foreword, reflecting on how she uses Mrs. Beeton's advice on a daily basis.

Natural Home Cleaning: Over 100 Ways to Clean Your Home Naturally
Natural Home Cleaning
Over 100 Ways to Clean Your Home Naturally
Paperback      ISBN: 1784882399

Are you becoming more conscious of the ingredients you use to clean your home? Are you fed up with using strong chemicals and aware these could be having a detrimental effect on your health?

In this book, you will find over 110 recipes for practically any cleaning dilemma, from natural disinfectant to safe and effective stain removal. Each chapter covers every room in your home with simple recipes to make your house sparkly clean, as well as being good to the environment and your health. From bathroom battles to kitchen messes, this book solves every cleaning problem that you might come up with at home. Learn how to make everyday products, such as an all-purpose cleaner and laundry detergent, but also the best way to clean things, such as pillows or carpet that you don't clean every day. You can also find out how to scent your homemade products with essential oils to make your home smell how you want it to. Homemade cleaning products can just as powerful as store-bought, and Natural Home Cleaning shows you how.
Natural Solutions for Cleaning & Wellness: Health Remedies and Green Cleaning Solutions Without Toxins or Chemicals
Natural Solutions for Cleaning & Wellness
Health Remedies and Green Cleaning Solutions Without Toxins or Chemicals
Paperback      ISBN: 1624143237

The Ultimate Guide for a Naturally Clean Home and Healthy Body

Transform your house into a toxin-free home with this valuable and practical guide. Halle Cottis goes beyond using vinegar and baking soda and provides powerful recipes to clean your entire house from the inside out. With ingredients such as salt, rubbing alcohol and castile soap, you can create indoor cleaners like the All-Purpose Disinfectant Cleaner, Powder and Liquid Laundry Detergent and Streak-Free Window Cleaner; and outdoor solutions, like Natural Garden Pesticide, Heavy-Duty Grill Cleaner and Screen Cleaner.

Halle uses turmeric, coconut oil and epsom salt to create concoctions that alleviate common ailments such as headaches and migraines, swimmer's ear, cough and sore throat, and ease even the more difficult-to-treat health conditions such as eczema, poison ivy and poison oak, digestive system troubles and emotional issues like PMS, anxiety and seasonal depression.

Aside from reducing the amount of harsh and toxic cleaners and medicines in your home, you can rest easier knowing you're saving both time and money with this wide range of 140 natural solutions.

Naturally Bug-Free: 75 Nontoxic Recipes for Repelling Mosquitoes, Ticks, Fleas, Ants, Moths & Other Pesky Insects
Naturally Bug-Free
75 Nontoxic Recipes for Repelling Mosquitoes, Ticks, Fleas, Ants, Moths & Other Pesky Insects
Paperback      ISBN: 1612125964

Protect yourself, your children, your pets, and your home from bugs -- without using harsh or toxic chemicals Herbalist Stephanie Tourles offers 75 simple recipes for safe, effective bug repellents you can make at home from all-natural ingredients. For protection from mosquitos, ticks, and other biting insects, there are sprays, balms, body oils, and tinctures, with scents ranging from eucalyptus to floral, lemon, vanilla, and woodsy spice. There are also recipes for pets, such as herbal shampoo, bedding formulas, and flea-and-tick collars and powders. And Tourles includes repellents for the home, such as sachets that repel moths, carpet powders that repel fleas and ants, and essential oil repellents to keep your pantry pest-free. A detailed ingredient dictionary explains the properties of all the herbs, essential oils, and other key ingredients.

The Naturally Clean Home: 150 Super-Easy Herbal Formulas for Green Cleaning
The Naturally Clean Home
150 Super-Easy Herbal Formulas for Green Cleaning
Paperback      ISBN: 1603420851

Keep your home clean, green, and healthy Learn how to disinfect and freshen your house using powerful all-natural cleaners made by mixing essential oils together with common nontoxic kitchen ingredients like baking soda, lemon, and vinegar. Discover how fruits and herbs can brighten any room with revitalizing scents.

Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter: Simplify Your Life One Minute at a Time
Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter
Simplify Your Life One Minute at a Time
Paperback      ISBN: 0062419722

ALL THE ADVICE AND MOTIVATION YOU NEED TO KICK-START YOUR HOME ORGANIZING PROJECT . . . ON YOUR SCHEDULE

Whether you have thirty seconds, one minute, five minutes, or fifteen minutes, this organizing daily devotional offers tips, checklists, weekend projects, quizzes, and encouragement that will help you find the time, motivation, and permission to let go of sentimental clutter, set up storage solutions, and establish routines that make sense for your life.

Filled with practical advice and small, doable projects that were created with your busy life in mind, Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter is a loyal resource, as well as a workbook, that you can rely on for straightforward, inspiring advice and tips you can return to time and time again.

Yes, you're busy, but you're never too busy to cure clutter.

--Gretchen Rubin, author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project
The Organic Country Home Handbook: How to Make Your Own Healthy Soaps, Sprays, Wipes, and Other Cleaning Products
The Organic Country Home Handbook
How to Make Your Own Healthy Soaps, Sprays, Wipes, and Other Cleaning Products
Paperback      ISBN: 1680994441
A Beautiful and Modern Handbook for Keeping Home the Natural Way

Home is a haven, a place of refuge. But did you know it might be making you sick? If your home is cluttered, overwhelming, and full of chemicals, it's time to detox. The Organic Country Home helps you declutter and clean with natural, homemade products that are healthy for you and your family.

You'll find information on why you should start going organic now and the best organic cleaning products and supplies, where to find them, and how to make them. Start with the basics and work your way into every corner of your home . . . from tile grout to shower mold, how to clean lampshades to how to clean water bottles. There are recipes for cleaning nearly every surface in your home from the carpet to stuffed animals.

If you have questions about keeping an organic home, The Organic Country Home has answers. You'll also learn storage and organization secrets to keep your home clutter-free, how to manage your time and budget, and why some old-fashioned remedies are still the modern organic ways to keep home. Not only will you find your home cleaner and fresher than ever, it will be inviting, welcoming, and an altogether modern organic home. Now is the time to get started.
The Organically Clean Home: 150 Everyday Organic Cleaning Products You Can Make Yourself--The Natural, Chemical-Free Way
The Organically Clean Home
150 Everyday Organic Cleaning Products You Can Make Yourself--The Natural, Chemical-Free Way
Paperback      ISBN: 1440572518

As seen in Real Simple, Shape Magazine, and on Oprah.com

Cleaning products that save money--and the planet

Forget about chemical cleaners and pricey "green" products--all you need are a few simple kitchen staples to make your whole house sparkle The Organically Clean Home features 150 easy-to-make recipes for cleaning products filled with all-natural ingredients you can trust (and actually pronounce ). From dishwasher detergent to antibacterial wipes, America's favorite cleaning blogger Becky Rapinchuk guides you through the steps needed to make these everyday necessities--without spending a fortune.

Complete with simple instructions for packaging and storing your homemade cleaners, you'll enjoy turning each room into a beautiful and toxic-free space with fresh-scented products like:
  • Lemon and clove hardwood floor cleaner
  • No-bleach laundry whitener and brightener
  • Peppermint glass and mirror wipes
  • Lavender and lemon bathroom disinfecting spray
  • Citrus foaming hand soap
With The Organically Clean Home, you'll save hundreds of dollars every month--and have a clean, healthy home that you and your family can feel good about.
Organizing for Life: Declutter Your Mind to Declutter Your World
Organizing for Life
Declutter Your Mind to Declutter Your World
Paperback      ISBN: 0800731859

Somehow, no matter how hard some people try to change their messy habits, they just can't seem to keep their homes in any kind of order. Magazines and books and television shows offer all kinds of advice and tactics for keeping a house organized and neat and livable. But what some people need is not more advice but a change in their mindsets.
Organizing for Life helps readers understand why they seem to be inherently messy people, exposing the lies they tell themselves and introducing the truth about how they really can have a clean, inviting home. Felton helps readers focus on overcoming the roadblocks that keep them in a permanently messy state in order to change their habits for good.

The Royal Guide to Spot and Stain Removal
The Royal Guide to Spot and Stain Removal
Paperback      ISBN: 1451613040
Out, damned spot
For some, it's an obsession. For the Queen of Clean(R) it's a snap Now you can tame even the most vexing spots and stains with this handy pocket guide, drawn from the royal bestsellers Talking Dirty with the Queen of Clean® and Talking Dirty Laundry iwith the Queen of Clean(R). Here are Her Majesty's most sought-after stain removal secrets -- in one portable companion
Banish Stubborn Stains:
  • mustard
  • wine
  • spaghetti sauce
  • lipstick
  • grass stains
  • chewing gum
  • ink
  • chocolate
  • grease
  • tar
  • rust
  • nail polish
  • coffee and tea
  • and so many more

Discover Magical Solutions:
Lemon juice, shampoo, salt, vinegar, and other inexpensive, effective spot treatments make light work -- and are waiting in your pantry
Pamper Your Washables:
From silk sheets to cotton tees, wool sweaters to suede jackets, consult the Queen's sage advice on fabric types -- and lift stains from all your belongings with tender loving care