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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Declut...
by Marie Kondō

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>
Clutter Free
by Kathi Lipp

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

January 01, 2015

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<p>If you’ve ever wished you could clear out your clutter, simplify your space, and take back your life, Kathi Lipp’s new book has just the solutions you need. Building off the success of her <em>The Get Yourself Organized Project</em>, this book will provide even more ideas for getting your life and your stuff under control.</p><br /><p>Do any of these descriptions apply to you?</p><ul><li>You bought a box of cereal at the store, and then discovered you have several boxes at home that are already past the “best by” date.</li><br /><li>You bought a book and put it on your nightstand (right on top of ten others you’ve bought recently), but you have yet to open it.</li><br /><li>You keep hundreds of DVDs around even though you watch everything online now and aren’t really sure where the remote for the DVD player is.</li><br /><li>You spend valuable time moving your piles around the house, but you can never find that piece of paper when you need it.</li><br /><li>Your house makes you depressed the moment you step into it.</li><br /></ul>
The Magnolia Story (with Bonus Content)
by , Mark Dagostino

Language

English

Pages

189

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>
Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave
by Joanna Gaines

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

November 06, 2018

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<p></p><p></p><p>In <em>Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave</em>, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. Using examples from her own farmhouse as well as a range of other homes, this comprehensive guide will help you assess your priorities and instincts, as well as your likes and dislikes, with practical steps for navigating and embracing your authentic design style. Room by room, <em>Homebody </em>gives you an in-depth look at how these styles are implemented as well as how to blend the looks you're drawn to in order to create spaces that feel distinctly yours. A design template at the end of the book offers a step-by-step guide to planning and sketching out your own design plans. The insight shared in <em>Homebody </em>will instill in you the confidence to thoughtfully create spaces you never want to leave.</p>
Sell It Like Serhant: How to Sell More, Earn More, and Become the...
by Ryan Serhant

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<b>NATIONAL BESTSELLER<i> ** USA Today </i>Bestseller<i> </i>**<i> Los Angeles Times </i>Bestseller ** <i>Wall Street Journal </i>Bestseller</b><br /><b><br />A lively and practical guide to sell anything and up your business game from one of the top realtors in the world and costar of Bravo's <i>Million Dollar Listing: New York</i> and <i>Sell It Like Serhant</i>.<br /></b><br />"Ryan is not only charming and hilarious, he could sell milk to a cow. This book is going to be very helpful and humorous to a lot of people looking to up their business game." <br /><b>- Andy Cohen, host of <i>Watch What Happens Live...</i> and <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Superficial</i></b><br /><br />Ryan Serhant was a shy, jobless hand model when he entered the real estate business in 2008 at a time the country was on the verge of economic collapse. Just nine years later, he has emerged as one of the top realtors in the world and an authority on the art of selling. Whether you are selling a brownstone or a hot tub, golf balls or life insurance, Serhant shares the secrets behind how to close more deals than anyone else, expand your business, and keep clients coming back to you. <br /><br /><i>Sell It Like Serhant </i>is a smart, at times hilarious, and always essential playbook to build confidence, generate results, and sell just about anything. You'll find tips on:<br /><ul><li>The Seven Stages of Selling</li><li>Getting FKD: How to Be a Time Manager, Not a Time Stealer.</li><li>Negotiating Like A BOSS</li><li>"The One Who...": Everyone Needs a Hook</li><li>Pulling the Indecisive Client Forward</li><li>And Much More!</li></ul>This book is the blueprint for how to go from sales scrub to sales machine. Serhant provides useful lessons, lively stories, and examples that illustrate how anyone can employ his principles to increase profits and achieve success. Your measure of a good day will no longer depend on one deal or one client. A good salesperson never closes a deal and wonders, "What now?" The next deal is already happening. Serhant shares practical guidance on how to juggle multiple deals at once and close all of them EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. <br /><br />Whatever your business or expertise, <i>Sell It Like Serhant </i>will make anyone a master at sales.<br /><br />Ready, set, GO!<br />
Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, an...
by Rob Dunn

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English

Pages

278

Publication Date

November 06, 2018

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<b>A natural history of the wilderness in our homes, from the microbes in our showers to the crickets in our basements</b><br /><br />Even when the floors are sparkling clean and the house seems silent, our domestic domain is wild beyond imagination. In <i>Never Home Alone</i>, biologist Rob Dunn introduces us to the nearly 200,000 species living with us in our own homes, from the Egyptian meal moths in our cupboards and camel crickets in our basements to the <i>lactobacillus </i>lounging on our kitchen counters. You are not alone. Yet, as we obsess over sterilizing our homes and separating our spaces from nature, we are unwittingly cultivating an entirely new playground for evolution. These changes are reshaping the organisms that live with us--prompting some to become more dangerous, while undermining those species that benefit our bodies or help us keep more threatening organisms at bay. No one who reads this engrossing, revelatory book will look at their homes in the same way again.<br /><br />
Declutter Anything: A Room-by-Room Guide to Cleaning Your Home an...
by , Rita Rosenkranz

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

March 10, 2015

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<div><B>Discover new ways to clean your home and simplify your life in this handy and creative guidebook.</B><BR><BR>Does your house bulge with clutter? Are your possessions weighing you down? Is your home an unorganized mess?<BR><BR>Turn it around—ban sagging shelves, bulging cupboards, and bursting closets—with this fun and effective guide. In a step-by-step, easy-to-follow approach, the authors suggest ways to change clutter-accumulating behavior; show how to efficiently organize the possessions you need (with a strict definition of “need”); and examine dozens of ways to dispose of clutter.<BR><BR><I>Declutter Anything</I> offers serious advice that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The emphasis is on uncomplicated, inexpensive solutions that are easy to implement and that produce life-changing results. Take the plunge and soon you’ll be living and working slim, trim, and clutter-free.<BR></div>
Let It Go: Downsizing Your Way to a Richer, Happier Life
by Peter Walsh

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

February 14, 2017

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<b>Say goodbye to clutter, reduce stress, and live simply with this easy-to-use guide to downsizing!</b><br /><br />Whether you are selling your family home, blending households into a new home, or cleaning out your aging parents’ home, sorting through a lifetime’s worth of accumulated possessions can be a daunting and stressful experience. Decluttering guru Peter Walsh recently went through the process of downsizing his childhood home and dividing his late parents’ possessions among his family. He realized that making these decisions about mementos and heirlooms creates strong emotions and can be an overwhelming chore. <br /><br />In <i>Let It Go,</i> Peter will help you turn downsizing into a rejuvenating life change with his useful tips and practical takeaways, including how to:<br /><br />• Understand the emotional challenges that accompany downsizing<br />• Establish a hierarchy of mementos and collectibles<br />• Calculate the amount of stuff you can bring into your new life<br />• Create strategies for dividing heirlooms among family members <i>without</i> drama<br /><br />This new phase brings unexpected freedoms and opportunities, and Peter walks you through every step of the process. You’ll feel freer and happier than you ever thought possible once you Let It Go.
Better Than New: Lessons I've Learned from Saving Old Homes (and ...
by Nicole Curtis

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

October 18, 2016

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<DIV><B>A <I>New York Times</I> and <I>USA Today</I> Bestseller<BR /><BR /> For the first time, Nicole Curtis, the star of the megahit HGTV and DIY Network show <I>Rehab Addict</I>, reveals her private struggles, her personal victories, and the inspiring lessons we can all learn from them.</B><BR />  <BR /> Nicole Curtis is the tough, soulful, charismatic dynamo who for the past twenty years has worked tirelessly to restore historical houses, often revitalizing neighborhoods in the process. And also, in the process, drawing millions of fans to her television show, <I>Rehab Addict,</I> where they follow each step of the hard work and singular vision that transform the seemingly lost cause of a run-down building into a beautifully restored home. But there is so much more to this self-taught expert and working mom. With hersignature irresistible honesty and energy, Curtis writes about a project that every reader will find compelling: how she rehabbed herself. <I>Better Than New </I>reveals what’s not seen on TV—Curtis’s personal battles and her personal triumphs, her complicated relationships, her life as a single mother, the story of how she got started remodeling houses, and the consuming ins and outs of producing a megahit television show while keeping up with two kids, two rescue dogs, and countless tasks on her home renovation punch lists. Followers of the show will get an inside look at some of her most famous restorations, including the Dollar house, the Minnehaha house, the Campbell Street project, and the Ransom Gillis mansion.<BR /><BR /> Part inspirational memoir and part self-help guide, <I>Better Than New</I> is a journey ineight chapters—each pinned to the story of a house that Curtis has remodeled, each delivering a hard-fought lesson about life—that takes readers to the place we all want to be: home.</DIV>
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself an...
by Margareta Magnusson

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English

Pages

145

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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