For more than thirty years George Washington's adopted daughter Nelly Custis Lewis was the mistress of Woodlawn, a large and elegant Virginia plantation. This book reconstructs 176 of Lewis's recipes and provides a wealth of information on nineteenth-century techniques for housekeeping, cooking, and medical practice.
An organizational daily devotional guaranteed to kick start your home cleaning project regardless of whether you have 30 seconds, 15 minutes, or an entire weekend to get the job done.
Have you been meaning to clear out those clothes in your closet but keep putting it off? Has your living room become more of a storage room? Do you feel too busy to get more organized?
In Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter, you’ll find practical advice and small projects you can complete on your schedule to help you achieve a cleaner, more organized, and less cluttered home. Being organized allows you to make space in your home and life for what really matters to YOU.
Dealing with a trouble room or area? Open the book to its corresponding chapter and quickly find checklists and tasks you can accomplish whether you have 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, 15 minutes, or (when the mood strikes you) a weekend to devote to a major project like Extreme Refrigerator Makeover Laundry Bankruptcy, or The Table of No Return.
Also included in the text are fun quizzes to help you determine your organizing style, and motivation from people who are pros at solving clutter problems. Erin will even walk readers through establishing maintenance routines that will save you time with household chores.
With more than 365 tips and weekend projects to help you accomplish your cleaning, organizing, and uncluttering goals,Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter is a loyal resource, as well as a workbook, that you can rely upon for straightforward, inspiring advice and tips that you can return to time and time again.
Yes, you’re busy, but you’re never too busy to cure clutter.
As seen in Real Simple, Shape Magazine, and on Oprah.comCleaning 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
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.
Real Life Organizing offers clutter-free storage solutions and advice that can help you create a Pinterest worthy home on a small budget: Learn how to organize your home, simplify life, and have more time for the things you love. Organizational expert Cassandra 'Cas' Aarssen, the guru from YouTube's ClutterBug channel, reveals her tips, tricks, and secrets to a clean and clutter-free home in just fifteen minutes a day. Aarssen spends her time organizing other people's homes, teaching college workshops on organization, and creating weekly videos and blog posts. Cas offers DIY Pinterest-type tips to people like you who are interested in how to get rid of clutter and how to organize your home.
Organized person on the outside: The secret to her success? She's a giant mess on the inside, but an organized person who can teach you how to get rid of clutter and organize your home once and for all.
Simplify your life: In her debut, Real Life Organizing, Cas walks you through the steps you can take to create a beautiful, organized, clutter-free, and almost self-cleaning home-a DIY Pinterest home. Simplify your life. You do not have to get rid of all of your things, you do not have to be a yoga loving minimalist, and you do not have to radically change your lifestyle or personality in order to simplify your life and have an organized home. The truth is that you do not need to actually be an organized person to live like an organized person.
Organize home: Through her years of experience as an industry expert, Cas has uncovered easy and inexpensive tips, tricks, and solutions that allow her to maintain a clean, organized, and functional home with minimal effort. After you've listened to Real Life Organizing, you too will be able to live a more organized life without having to give up your sanity.
In Real Life Organizing: Get a Clean and Clutter-Free Home in Just 15 Minutes, you will learn how to:Create a Household Management BinderMake a Kids Cupboard in your kitchenCreate an IN/OUT systemOrganize paperwork based on your unique styleCreate a Kitchen Command CenterOrganize your holidays with a gift closetBuild the best toy organizing systemAnd enjoy a DIY Pinterest
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:
- spaghetti sauce
- grass stains
- chewing gum
- 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
Getting organized shouldn't be one of life's great challenges. Yet, for many people, locating the things they need--when they need them--is no easy task. In fact, Americans waste an average of 55 minutes a day looking for things they own but cannot find. This accounts to roughly 12 weeks of wasted time each year. In a world where time is money, battling clutter is not only frustrating, it's costly. What many people don't know is that they can make organization simple and enjoyable with the easy-to-follow strategies and examples in this book.Secrets to Get Organized uncovers practical tips that readers can apply immediately to help get their home, work, and life in order. In a direct, easy-to-read style, this book gives readers the basics on topics such as creating a place for everything, prioritizing activities, delegating tasks, shopping wisely, preventing hoarding, and effectively managing time. No matter how busy or disorganized they are, readers will find ideas that they can apply immediately to clear clutter and reduce stress. The wisdom contained in Secrets to Get Organized will benefit readers by guiding them through the entire organizing process, from start to finish.
Arguably the most organized man in America, sought-after coach Andrew J. Mellen has created unique, lasting techniques for streamlined living, bringing order out of chaos for the chronically overwhelmed everywhere. Acknowledging that it's often the "stuff behind the stuff" that holds people back, Mellen offers a surprisingly simple, yet effective solution in his step-by-step guide, guaranteed to help achieve organizational bliss for everyone from perpetual key-misplacers to hard-core hoarders.
From basement to bedroom, kitchen to car, and into every corner of life, Mellen's system yields lasting results. Discover how to:
- Never lose your keys or wallet again
- Stop mail, magazine, and paper pileups for good
- Feel empowered to tackle bills and budgets
- Reclaim space and time once dominated by clutter
Built on the principle that we must distinguish ourselves from our possessions, Unstuff Your Life starts with truly achievable goals and works toward the nightmare projects everyone tries hard to avoid. With humor, honesty, tough love, and foolproof advice, Mellen makes it easy to finally let go and embrace the decluttered life.