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Remodelista: The Organized Home: Simple, Stylish Storage Ideas fo...
by , Margot Guralnick

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English

Pages

225

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<DIV>Buy fewer (and better) things. Store like with like. Get rid of the plastic. Display—don’t stash—your belongings. Let go of your inner perfectionist and remember that rooms are for living. These are a few of the central principles behind <I>Remodelista: The Organized Home</I>, the new book from the team behind the inspirational design site Remodelista.com.<BR /><BR /> Whether you’re a minimalist or someone who takes pleasure in her collections, we all yearn for an unencumbered life in a home that makes us happy. This compact tome shows us how, with more than 100 simple and stylish tips, each clearly presented and accompanied by full-color photographs that are sure to inspire. Readers will learn strategies for conquering their homes’ problem zones (from the medicine cabinet to the bedroom closet) and organizing tricks and tools that can be deployed in every room (embrace trays; hunt for unused spaces overhead; decant <I>everything</I>). Interviews with experts, ranging from kindergarten teachers to hoteliers, offer even more ingenious ideas to steal. It all adds up to the ultimate home organizing manual.<BR />  </DIV>
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Declut...
by Marie Kondo

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

October 14, 2014

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<b>This #1 <i>New York Times</i> best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.</b><br /><br />Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?<br /><br />Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list). <br /><br /> With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Minimalist Living: Decluttering for Joy, Health, and Creativity (...
by Genevieve Parker Hill

Language

English

Pages

169

Publication Date

December 12, 2013

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<h1>Your stuff can hold you back and make you sick.</h1><br /><br /><p>If your rooms, closets, and surfaces are filled with clutter, all those unneeded possessions can get in the way of a full experience of life as it was meant to be lived. <em>Minimalist Living</em> covers not only techniques for decluttering, but how doing so can fill your newfound space with meaningful activities that add joy to your life and support your goals. </p><br /><br /><p><em>"It's not just a book of helpful tips to overcome our tendencies to consume and to hoard; it's a book for anybody who wants to reflect on how they can pursue happiness is a world where everything is conspiring to make us think happiness lies in our power as consumers to buy what we want."</em></p><br /><br /><p><em>-- Dr. Philip J. Harold, Associate Dean, School of Education and Social Sciences, RMU</em></p><br /><br /><p>This guide to simplifying for <strong>health, joy, and creativity</strong> teaches:</p><br /><br /><ul><br /><li>Why you should define your own sense of minimalism</li><br /><li>How to create your "Minimalist Mission Statement"</li><br /><li>How to use the techniques of "blazing" and "gazing" to declutter</li><br /><li>Why decluttering now can lead to a happier, healthier, and more creative life</li><br /><li>How to deal with sentimental items without losing their meaning</li><br /><li>The amazing connection between minimalism and living your soul's deepest purpose</li><br /></ul><br /><br /><p>And much more.</p><br /><br /><p><em>"If you are on your way to becoming a minimalist (like our family) this book will encourage you to keep going. If you are still living in clutter this book could well be the "kick" you need to really start cleaning out."</em></p><br /><br /><p><em>--Richard and Liz Pomeroy, Cornish Heritage Ventures</em></p><br /><br /><p><em>"This work is true to the nature of the subject material in being very minimalist. And that makes it really awesome. This isn't a checklist or a "system" to follow but a different way to think about the relationships that we have to the things we "own," the relationships we have with the spaces around us and the relationships that we have with other people and our inner selves."</em></p><br /><br /><p><em>--Desmond Martin</em></p>
The Magnolia Story
by , Mark Dagostino

Language

English

Pages

191

Publication Date

October 18, 2016

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<p><strong>This eBook includes the full text of the book plus an exclusive additional chapter from Chip and Joanna that is not found in the hardcover!</strong></p><p><strong>Are you ready to see your fixer upper?</strong></p><p>These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV’s <em>Fixer Upper</em>. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like—<em>Who are these people?</em><em>What’s the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life?</em> By renovating homes in Waco, Texas, and changing lives in such a winsome and engaging way, Chip and Joanna have become more than just the stars of <em>Fixer Upper</em>, they have become America’s new best friends.</p><p><em>The Magnolia Story</em> is the first book from Chip and Joanna, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today.</p><p>They both attended Baylor University in Waco. However, their paths did not cross until Chip checked his car into the local Firestone tire shop where Joanna worked behind the counter. Even back then Chip was a serial entrepreneur who, among other things, ran a lawn care company, sold fireworks, and flipped houses. Soon they were married and living in their first fixer upper. Four children and countless renovations later, Joanna garners the attention of a television producer who notices her work on a blog one day.</p><p>In <em>The Magnolia Story</em> fans will finally get to join the Gaines behind the scenes and discover:</p><ul><li>The time Chip ran to the grocery store and forgot to take their new, sleeping baby</li><li>Joanna’s agonizing decision to close her dream business to focus on raising their children</li><li>When Chip buys a houseboat, sight-unseen, and it turns out to be a leaky wreck</li><li>Joanna’s breakthrough moment of discovering the secret to creating a beautiful home</li><li>Harrowing stories of the financial ups and downs as an entrepreneurial couple</li><li>Memories and photos from Chip and Jo’s wedding</li><li>The significance of the word <em>magnolia</em> and why it permeates everything they do</li><li>The way the couple pays the popularity of <em>Fixer Upper</em> forward, sharing the success with others, and bolstering the city of Waco along the way</li></ul><p>And yet there is still one lingering question for fans of the show: Is Chip really that funny? “Oh yeah,” says Joanna. “He was, and still is, my first fixer upper.”</p>
Organizing: How To Clean and Organize Your House - The Ultimate D...
by , Andrea L. Mortenson

Language

English

Pages

116

Publication Date

August 27, 2014

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<h2>How To Clean and Organize Your House -The Ultimate DIY House Hack Guide for: Speed Cleaning, Decluttering, Organizing - Learn How to Save Money and Simplify Your Life</h2><br /><b>★★★BEST-SELLER!★★★</b><br /><br />A dirty, cluttered home leads to more and more clutter until you’re left wondering how to get out of the mess. It’s a tiring cycle that leaves you feeling defeated, but that can change. Your house can become a stunning, clean, clutter-free home that makes you feel relaxed and satisfied.<br /><br />It’s true. We all make messes. We all accumulate way too much over the years. And unfortunately this results in living conditions that are less than ideal. Often we trip on something left on the stairs or can’t find an important item when we need it, which makes us buy it again and waste more money. However, this book is going to help you break free of this cycle and enjoy your clean, organized home again.<br /><br />If you want to know where everything is and relax in your peaceful home, this book is about to help you reach your goals. In easy-to-follow steps, you’ll learn how to identify your clutter-causing habits, tackle the mountain of accumulated stuff, and get back on track with a less stressful, more organized home.<br /><br />Not only does clearing out excess stuff in your home save you time and money, it relieves stress and makes for a happier you and a happier family. Are you ready to put an end to your cluttered existence once and for all? And banish the chaos of clutter forever? Your answer lies between the pages of this book. You will quickly put the process into motion and feel so accomplished when you start seeing the amazing progress and results.<br /><br /><br /><b>Reviews</b><br />“Once the house is clean and clear, the tips go further so that the home is organized and easy to maintain." - Rachel Horon<br />“I would highly recommend this book to anyone who struggles with keeping a nice and tidy house as I did, but not anymore!” - D.M.P<br />"The Only Book Needed to Organize Your Home!!" - Cheri Clay<br />"My home cleaning and organizing aid" - Jamie<br />"All you need for home cleaning" - Rain<br />"Highly Recommended Book" - Mary<br /><br /><h2>Stop wasting time and money on other books that just don't deliver. Utilize these proven strategies and benefit from a clean and organized home</h2><br /><br />✔Decluttering - Decide what you can Live Without <br />✔Decluttering – Ideas for Getting Rid of Stuff <br />✔How to Organize your Furniture to Aid Cleaning <br />✔Organizing your Kitchen <br />✔Organizing your Bathroom <br />✔Organizing your Bedrooms <br />✔Organizing your Living Space <br />✔Organizing your Clothes and Linen <br />✔Tips for keeping your Kitchen Clean <br />✔Tips for keeping your Bathroom Clean <br />✔Tips for Clean Living and Sleeping Areas <br />✔How to Clean Carpets <br />✔Natural Cleaning Products <br />✔Tips for speed cleaning <br />✔And much more! <br /><br /><br /><h2>DOWNLOAD TODAY! </h2><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism
by Fumio Sasaki

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English

Pages

259

Publication Date

April 11, 2017

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<p>The best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows us a minimalist life is a happy life.</p><br /><p>Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo—he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In <em>Goodbye, Things</em> Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.</p>
The Inviting Life: An Inspirational Guide to Homemaking, Hosting ...
by Laura Calder

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English

Pages

346

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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Far more than a guide to homemaking and being a fine host—although it is definitely all that too—<i>The Inviting Life</i> is about how to live each day with a desire and determination to turn the ordinary into something lovely. It’s also a book about why we should bother. Whether the subject is décor, ambience, shopping, feeding weary travellers, mixing cocktails, planning dinner parties, or getting yourself motivated for spring cleaning, Laura Calder affirms the value of our everyday activities and shows how beauty, creativity, and delight have the power to change the world. This one-of-a-kind book is both a page-turning narrative about Laura’s own hosting and home-making adventures and an invaluable work of reference. It’s a spur to ideas for everything from creating a welcoming living space and making a respectable salad, to putting guests at their ease and writing a thank-you note worth receiving. Written with candour and humour in Laura’s inimitable and engaging voice, <i>The Inviting Life</i> offers empowering guidance for anyone looking to take more pleasure in their life and home.
What Your Clutter Is Trying to Tell You: Uncover the Message in t...
by Kerri L. Richardson

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English

Pages

130

Publication Date

August 15, 2017

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<p>With a practical, warm, and welcoming approach, intuitive life and business coach Kerri Richardson guides you to accept your clutter as a natural manifestation of your mind, body, and spirit looking out for yourself. It is your soul calling out for you invest in self-care and to face the fears holding you back from being your best self. Richardson dives into the most common categories of physical clutter and provides efficient and effective steps for clearing the space for your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being to flourish. But more than house and home, Richardson encourages you to clear out the clutter of relationships and habits that have been occupying your time and energy for too long.</p><p>Actionable clutter-clearing activities provide the foundation of this achievable plan to maximize your house, home, and heart’s potential.</p>
Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House
by Cheryl Mendelson

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English

Pages

906

Publication Date

November 04, 1999

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<I>Home Comforts</I> is something new. For the first time in nearly a century, a sole author has written a comprehensive book about housekeeping. This is not a dry how-to manual, nor a collection of odd tips and hints, a cleaning book, a history book, or an arid encyclopedia compiled by a committee or an institute. <I>Home Comforts</I> is a readable explanation for both beginners and experts of all the domestic arts -- choosing fabrics, keeping the piano in tune, caring for books, making a good fire in the fireplace and avoiding chimney fires, ironing and folding, setting up a good reading light, keeping surfaces free of food pathogens, and everything else that modern people might want to do for themselves in their homes. But this reliable and thorough book on the practicalities of housekeeping is also an argument for the importance of private life and the comforts offered by housekeeping.<BR><BR>Cheryl Mendelson is a philosopher, lawyer, sometime professor, and a homemaker, wife, and mother. <I>Home Comforts</I> is based on her domestic education, which she acquired while growing up on a farm in the hills of Greene County, in southwestern Pennsylvania, from her grandmothers, aunts, and mother. Learning from the distinct domestic styles of her native Appalachian relatives and her Italian immigrant relatives, she appreciated early on how important domestic customs are to a sense of comfort and identity in life. She writes out of love and respect for her subject, and hopes to inspire others to develop the affection and respect for home life and housework she was fortunate to have learned.<BR><BR>Mendelson addresses the meanings as well as the methods of housekeeping with a keen sense of the history and values involved. The result is a warm, good-humored, engagingly written book with a message and a point of view, one that is overflowing with useful reflections and information. The clarity, breadth, and depth of the information collected here are unparalleled. You can read <I>Home Comforts</I> for thoughtful entertainment or use its ample index to help you find the answers to practical domestic questions. There is nothing quite like it.<BR><BR><B>Among this book's unique features:</B><BR><BR>· A skeptical discussion of the excessive use of disinfectants in the home. · How to iron a dress shirt and how to fold sheets. · How to make up a bed with hospital corners. · How to do all basic sewing stitches. · How to choose proper sizes for sheets, tablecloths, and other household linens. · How to set the table for informal and formal meals. · Expert recommendations for safe food storage. · The most exhaustive and reliable information on fabrics, textile fibers, and their laundering, drying, and other care that exists for nonprofessionals. · A thorough explanation of care labels and why and how you should often (carefully) disregard them. · Housekeeping guidelines for people with pets or with allergies. · What to do about dust mites. · How to clean and care for wood, china and crystal, jewelry, ceramic tile, metals, and more. · Guides to stain and spot removal. · Extensive recommendations for improving home safety. · A summary of laws applicable to the home, including privacy, accident liability, contracts, and domestic employees.·<BR><BR><B>· 200 Elegant, Clear Drawings ·</B>
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself an...
by Margareta Magnusson

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

January 02, 2018

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<b>A charming, practical, and unsentimental approach to putting a home in order while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a long life.</b><BR><BR>In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called <i>döstädning</i>, <i>dö</i> meaning “death” and <i>städning</i> meaning “cleaning.” This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner than later, before others have to do it for you. In <i>The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning</i>, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs readers to embrace minimalism. Her radical and joyous method for putting things in order helps families broach sensitive conversations, and makes the process uplifting rather than overwhelming.<BR> <BR>Margareta suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of (unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you’d ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children’s art projects). Digging into her late husband’s tool shed, and her own secret drawer of vices, Margareta introduces an element of fun to a potentially daunting task. Along the way readers get a glimpse into her life in Sweden, and also become more comfortable with the idea of letting go.

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