Household Hints
What to Do When the Shit Hits the Fan: The Ultimate Preppera's Guide to Preparing For, and Coping With, Any Emergency
What to Do When the Shit Hits the Fan
The Ultimate Preppera's Guide to Preparing For, and Coping With, Any Emergency
Paperback      ISBN: 1602391335

Would you know how to prepare for an unforeseen emergency, or handle an unexpected disaster? With real-world considerations in mind, disaster preparedness consultant David Black shows us how to stay alive when tragedy strikes. His step-by-step actions can help us make it safely through a variety of crises, from catastrophic weather to terrorism to civil unrest. Black presents tailor-made plans for individuals, businesses, organizations, small groups, and communities to follow, in all regions of the country and broken down by type of emergency and environment. In addition, he provides a hierarchy for response including communication, healthcare, food, water, and shelter in the absence of institutions and commercially available services and supplies.

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions: Money-Saving Tips, DIY Cleaners, Kitchen Secrets, and Other Easy Answers to Everyday Problems
Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions
Money-Saving Tips, DIY Cleaners, Kitchen Secrets, and Other Easy Answers to Everyday Problems
Hardcover      ISBN: 1250108853

A big new book on household solutions from the 5-million-copy-selling Who Knew? brand

Whether you're cleaning house, cooking a meal, improving your appearance, or fighting a cold, this indispensable guide will help you with natural and simple solutions to your daily tasks requiring only basic--and inexpensive--items with multiple uses that you should always keep on hand in your home.

Vinegar, baking soda, lemons, duct tape, and beer are just a few of the all-purpose tools you need to eliminate odors, keep your food fresher longer, get rid of pests, increase storage space, de-stress, give yourself a spa treatment, and so much more. With easy-to-follow instructions, you'll discover clever and creative ways to give your home--and yourself--a makeover while saving time and money.

The Wood Fire Handbook: The Complete Guide to a Perfect Fire
The Wood Fire Handbook
The Complete Guide to a Perfect Fire
Hardcover      ISBN: 1845336704

'Sound, well-seasoned advice on] how to bring wood fires into our lives.' - BBC Countryfile

The Wood Fire Handbook shows you that the soothing effect of dancing flames and glowing embers is a simple pleasure to have in our lives. Understanding everything that underpins the perfect wood fire makes it even more enjoyable. Vincent Thurkettle's handbook is the essential companion and manual.

Contents include...

Understand which trees make the best firewood
Learn how to split, season, and store wood
Lay the perfect fire
Make an ingenious campfire
Choose wood for its scent

...and much much more
Woodshop Dust Control: A Complete Guide to Setting Up Your Own System
Woodshop Dust Control
A Complete Guide to Setting Up Your Own System
Paperback      ISBN: 1561584991

Woodshop Dust Control provides all the information woodworkers need to protect themselves from wood dust -- a serious health hazard. With over 100 color photos, this completely revised edition includes charts and graphics, up-to-date information on the latest products and examples of actual shop systems.

Work Clean: The Life-Changing Power of Mise-En-Place to Organize Your Life, Work, and Mind
Work Clean
The Life-Changing Power of Mise-En-Place to Organize Your Life, Work, and Mind
Hardcover      ISBN: 1623365929

The first organizational book inspired by the culinary world, taking mise-en-place outside the kitchen.

Every day, chefs across the globe churn out enormous amounts of high-quality work with efficiency using a system called mise-en-place--a French culinary term that means "putting in place" and signifies an entire lifestyle of readiness and engagement. In Work Clean, Dan Charnas reveals how to apply mise-en-place outside the kitchen, in any kind of work.

Culled from dozens of interviews with culinary professionals and executives, including world-renowned chefs like Thomas Keller and Alfred Portale, this essential guide offers a simple system to focus your actions and accomplish your work. Charnas spells out the 10 major principles of mise-en-place for chefs and non chefs alike: (1) planning is prime; (2) arranging spaces and perfecting movements; (3) cleaning as you go; (4) making first moves; (5) finishing actions; (6) slowing down to speed up; (7) call and callback; (8) open ears and eyes; (9) inspect and correct; (10) total utilization.

This journey into the world of chefs and cooks shows you how each principle works in the kitchen, office, home, and virtually any other setting.
Year of No Clutter: A Memoir
Year of No Clutter
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 1492633550

Eve has a problem with clutter. Too much stuff and too easily acquired, it confronts her in every corner and on every surface in her house. When she pledges to tackle the worst offender, her horror of a "Hell Room," she anticipates finally being able to throw away all of the unnecessary things she can't bring herself to part with: her fifth-grade report card, dried-up art supplies, an old vinyl raincoat.

But what Eve discovers isn't just old CDs and outdated clothing, but a fierce desire within herself to hold on to her identity. Our things represent our memories, our history, a million tiny reference points in our lives. If we throw our stuff in the trash, where does that leave us? And if we don't...how do we know what's really important?

Everyone has their own Hell Room, and Eve's battle with her clutter, along with her eventual self-clarity, encourages everyone to dig into their past to declutter their future. Year of No Clutter is a deeply inspiring--and frequently hilarious -- examination of why we keep stuff in the first place, and how to let it all go.

Your Spacious Self: Clear the Clutter and Discover Who You Are
Your Spacious Self
Clear the Clutter and Discover Who You Are
Paperback      ISBN: 0981877184

IT'S A JUNGLE . . . IN HERE

Behind our stress, clutter, and confusion is an infinitely spacious place one might call stillness or joy. This is our natural state of being, but we usually don't experience it, because we are caught in a web of material possessions, desires, and fears.

Our clutter often becomes another member of the family that we feed, house, and lug around. In Your Spacious Self, author and professional space clearing expert Stephanie Bennett Vogt shows us that it's not our stuff but the holding on to it that creates a force field of stuck-ness that clouds our perceptions and paralyzes our lives.

Clutter is not just the junk spilling out of the closet. It is anything or thought that prevents us from experiencing who we truly are. With daily tips, meditations, and a decluttering checklist, Your Spacious Self will show you how to:

    CLEAR THE CLUTTER in your home and in your life
  • REVEL IN YOUR OWN SPACIOUSNESS, a place of stillness and joy
  • LET GO OF THE PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS that no longer serve the joyous being that you are

Radical in its message and elegant in its simplicity, Your Spacious Self offers a new model that combines the ancient wisdom of space clearing with the modern practicality of clutter clearing. It teaches us that clearing is not just something we do but is also a powerful way to be--one small step, drawer, or moment at a time.

Your Starter Kitchen: The Definitive Beginner's Guide to Stocking, Organizing, and Cooking in Your Kitchen
Your Starter Kitchen
The Definitive Beginner's Guide to Stocking, Organizing, and Cooking in Your Kitchen
Paperback      ISBN: 1982139021
Organize and set up your kitchen with this practical and easy-to-follow guide to kitchen gear and pantry essentials.

Kitchen gadgets. Spices. Pots and pans. It always seems you have either too much stuff in your kitchen--or not enough How do you know what equipment and food items you really need, versus what you can safely do without? And how do you organize and store it all?

Your Starter Kitchen is a highly practical guide to how to equip, stock, and cook in your kitchen--without breaking the bank. Filled with information on what supplies you really need, and which you don't, this book will help you declutter a busy kitchen, or stock up a new one if you're just starting out on your own.

Learn how to:
-Use all the essential utensils everyone should have in their kitchen, from knives to Dutch ovens
-Determine which gadgets and high-end items you should splurge on--and which ones you shouldn't
-Buy budget-friendly and healthy ingredients that have a long shelf life for the pantry
-Get creative with your kitchen storage and organization if you have limited space
-Start cooking and baking in your kitchen with simple and delicious recipes
-And so much more

So, whether you have a college dorm kitchen, small or tiny house, or are moving into your forever home and want to pick up any cookbook with confidence, Your Starter Kitchen is the perfect book for you.
Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste
Zero Waste Home
The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste
Paperback      ISBN: 1451697686
Bea Johnson is "the mother of the zero waste lifestyle movement." --CNN

The book that started the waste-free living movement, Zero Waste Living--relates Bea Johnson's inspirational personal story and provides practical tools and tips to help readers diminish their footprint and simplify their lives.

In Zero Waste Home, Bea Johnson shares the story of how she simplified her life by reducing her waste. Today, Bea, her husband, Scott, and their two young sons produce just one quart of garbage a year, and their overall quality of life has changed for the better: they now have more time together, they've cut their annual spending by a remarkable forty percent, and they are healthier than they've ever been.

This book shares essential how-to advice, secrets, and insights based on Bea's experience. She demystifies the process of going Zero Waste with hundreds of easy tips for sustainable living that even the busiest people can integrate: from making your own mustard, to packing kids' lunches without plastic, to canceling your junk mail, to enjoying the holidays without the guilt associated with overconsumption. Zero Waste Home is a stylish and relatable step-by-step guide that will give you the practical tools to help you improve your health, save money and time, and achieve a brighter future for your family--and the planet.