1,001 Old-Time Household Hints
Timeless Bits of Household Wisdom for Today's Home and Garden
Paperback ISBN: 1616081759
Whatever your grandma did to fix and maintain things around the house and garden, it probably worked. That's because the old ways are often the best ways when it comes to solutions for everyday problems, ideas for saving time, and handy advice for getting the job done. And that's where 1,001 Old-Time Household Hints comes in. Find the best hints, tips, and secrets for everything from cooking, cleaning, and home maintenance to pet care, gardening, and holiday celebrations. You'll also find ways to adapt and improve some old-time methods. Discover an amazing variety of useful and clever ideas, including how to: . Clean copper pans, using buttermilk and salt . Make real sourdough bread the way the pioneers did . Fight wrinkles and create kissable lips . Use natural ingredients to repair your hair . Create your own unique perfume . Organize common space in your home . Use ivory soap for polishing silver and insect control . Safely separate drinking glasses that have been stuck together . And more! With 1,001 Old-Time Household Hints on your kitchen table or nightstand, you're always in the good company of an old-timer who's ready to dispense a helpful hint, encouraging word, or sage secret at the turn of a page.
101 Ways to Clean Out the Clutter
Paperback ISBN: 0736922636
Home management expert and bestselling author Emilie Barnes comes to the aid of every clutter keeper with 101 simple ideas to rid rooms of piles, stacks, and disarray. Readers will rediscover space and peace in their home as they - stop making excuses for the useless items they keep - eliminate junk mail before it junks up a drawer - take back control over "stuff" and taste freedom - subtract an item before adding an item - reap the rewards of prioritizing time and space Better than a how-to show, this compact resource can go anywhere a reader needs a little encouragement and lots of tips to transform clutter to cleaner at home, a friend's house, church, or the office.
The 5 AM Miracle
Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast
Paperback ISBN: 1612435009
The ultimate guide to supercharging your productivity, demolishing your to-do list and making time for your passion projects What’s the secret to greater success? Waking up early! Luminaries throughout history, from Benjamin Franklin to President Obama, have credited their success to getting up before sunriseand nowThe Five AM Miracle offers an action guide to reaping the incredible benefits of early rising. With the author’s expert 30-day-plan for maximizing the hours in a day, you have a game plan for becoming a rockstar at work, crushing your workouts and having more time for fun. The Five AM Miracle shares methods for resetting one's internal clock, ideas for transforming daily rituals, and strategies for avoiding common pitfalls (no more snooze button!). More than just a guide to being an early bird, this book also shows you how to systematically create a healthy, balanced lifestyle by tracking progress on goals for maximum success and utilizing brain boasting aids (like delicious green smoothies).
501 Amazing Uses for Salt, Vinegar, Baking Soda, Olive Oil & Lemons
Hardcover ISBN: 162686067x
501 Amazing Uses for Salt, Vinegar, Baking Soda, Olive Oil, and Lemons is a collection of easy-to-use household hints for families who want to have a greener household. Using natural ingredients that are inexpensive, nontoxic, and found in nearly every pantry, these tips make it easy to live green! Readers are introduced to the basic ingredients ? salt, vinegar, baking soda, olive oil, and lemons ? and what makes them so useful around the home. The book is packed with simple tips for both inside and outside the home, from healthy cleaning solutions to natural pet care. Color-coded by main ingredient, each tip has an ingredient list and step-by-step instructions. This is a great reference for readers wishing to simplify their collection of household products and detoxify their homes. With a charming design and simple-to-use approach, this reliable household companion makes an indispensable reference and a great gift.
The Abundance of Less
Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan
Paperback ISBN: 1623171326
Intimate and evocative, this book profiles ten men and women who have left mainstream life in urban Japan to live their lives simply and sustainably, in harmony with their environment, surrounded by the luxuries of nature, art, friends, delicious food, and an abundance of time.
How to Become a Grown-up in 535 Easy(ish) Steps
Paperback ISBN: 153872913x
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING GUIDE, WITH UPDATED MATERIAL AND A NEW FOREWORD If you graduated from college but still feel like a student . . . if you wear a business suit to job interviews but pajamas to the grocery store . . . if you have your own apartment but no idea how to cook or clean . . . it's OK. But it doesn't have to be this way. Just because you don't feel like an adult doesn't mean you can't act like one. And it all begins with this funny, wise, and useful book. Based on Kelly Williams Brown's popular blog, ADULTING, makes the scary, confusing "real world" approachable, manageable--and even conquerable. This guide will help you to navigate the stormy Sea of Adulthood so that you may find safe harbor in Not Running Out of Toilet Paper Bay, and along the way you will learn: - What to check for when renting a new apartment--Not just the nearby bars, but the faucets and stove, among other things. - When a busy person can find time to learn more about the world (It involves the intersection of NPR and hair-straightening.) - How to avoid hooking up with anyone in your office--Imagine your coworkers having plastic, featureless doll crotches. It helps. - The secret to finding a mechanic you love--Or, more realistically, one that will not rob you blind. From breaking up with frenemies to fixing your toilet, this way fun comprehensive handbook is the answer for aspiring grown-ups of all ages.
Affordable Kitchen Upgrades
Transform Your Kitchen on a Small Budget
Paperback ISBN: 1580115349
Kitchen remodeling projects can be expensive, but there are alternatives to a full-scale renovation. Affordable Kitchen Upgrades provides those alternatives by supplying inexpensive design ideas and easy how-to projects that make a large impact on the look and the functionality of a kitchen. Covering a variety of projects from replacing the pulls and hinges on cabinetry to installing new countertops, Affordable Kitchen Upgrades shows homeowners how incremental changes can vastly improve their kitchens. Homeowners can make a number of improvements all at once or space them out to accommodate their time and budget. Affordable Kitchen Upgrades covers upgrades to cabinetry, including increasing storage options; countertops and backsplashes; sinks and faucets; lighting; and flooring.
All in Good Time
When to Save, Stock Up, and Schedule Everything for Your Home
Paperback ISBN: 0425245160
Find out The Best Time to Mow the Lawn * Remodel the Kitchen * Run the Dishwasher * Buy Tomatoes * and More...From the founders of YOURWAY.NET and DEALSEEKINGMOM.COM (One of Forbes Magazine's "Top 100 Websites for Women") A few dollars wasted here, a few minutes lost there...it all adds up, and soon you're stretched thin, stressed out, and wishing you had more free time and financial resources for the important things, like your family-and yourself. These authors know-as busy moms with nine children between them, they've been there! It's time to get your house- and schedule-in order. The secret to streamlining your life is in the timing: knowing exactly when to do, buy, travel, or try... FIND OUT THE SMARTEST TIMING FOR getting a haircut * flipping a mattress * buying a grill * taking a family vacation * filling the gas tank * buying (and applying) sunscreen * stocking a gift closet * seeing the dentist * getting a mammogram * buying a bike (and learning to ride) * filling a prescription * and much more PLUS: LEARN THE SECRETS TO CUTTING YOUR GROCERY BILL WITH OR WITHOUT CLIPPING COUPONS