The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
Manufacturer: Tantor Audio
NOTE:This Item is an audio CD/ MP3 CD â€“ Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged. There is no video.Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles? 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). 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.
The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life
Manufacturer: Anja Press
Having less stuff is the key to happiness. Do you ever feel overwhelmed, instead of overjoyed, by all your possessions? Do you secretly wish a gale force wind would blow the clutter from your home? If so, it's time to simplify your life! The Joy of Less is a fun, lighthearted guide to minimalist living. Part One provides an inspirational pep talk on the joys and rewards of paring down. Part Two presents the STREAMLINE method: ten easy steps to rid your house of clutter. Part Three goes room by room, outlining specific ways to tackle each one. Part Four helps you trim your to-do list and free up your time, and explains how saving space in your closets can save the planet. Ready to sweep away the clutter? Just open this book, and you'll be on your way to a simpler, more streamlined, and more serene life.
From craft culture to survivalists, preppers, homesteaders, urban farmers, and everyone in between there is a desire for a simpler way of lifeâ€”a healthier, greener, more self-sustaining and holistic approach to modern life.Â Â The knowledge you need to survive and thrive off the grid is at your fingertips inÂ The Encyclopedia of Country Living, the best-selling resource for the homesteading movement. With its origins in the back-to-the-land effort of the late 1960s, Carla Emeryâ€™s landmark book has grown into a comprehensive guide to building your sustainable country escape haven, while lowering your carbon footprint in the process.Â Â The 40th anniversary edition offers up-to-date and detailed information on the fundamentals of topics like homegrown food; raising chickens, goats, and pigs; beekeeping; food preservation; mail-order supply sourcing; foraging; and much, much more (even how to deliver a baby)â€”everything you need to lead a self-sufficient lifestyle in the 21st century.Â Â Basic, thorough, and reliable, this book deserves a place in urban and rural homes alike.Table of Contents1 Oddments2 Introduction to Plants3 Grasses, Grains & Canes4 Garden Vegetables5 Herbs & Flavorings6 Tree, Vine, Bush & Bramble7 Food Preservation8 Introduction to Animals9 Poultry10 Goats, Cows & Home Dairying11 Bee, Rabbit, Sheep & Pig12 Appendix
Cool Tools is a highly curated selection of the best tools available for individuals and small groups. Tools include hand tools, maps, how-to books, vehicles, software, specialized devices, gizmos, websites -- and anything useful. Tools are selected and presented in the book if they are the best of kind, the cheapest, or the only thing available that will do the job. This is an oversized book which reviews over 1,500 different tools, explaining why each one is great, and what its benefits are. Indirectly the book illuminates the possibilities contained in such tools and the whole catalog serves an education outside the classroom. The content in this book was derived from ten years of user reviews published at the Cool Tools website, cool-tools.org.
The Handbuilt Home: 34 Simple Stylish and Budget-Friendly Woodworking Projects for Every Room
Manufacturer: Potter Craft
Create a Beautiful, Modern Home with One-of-a-Kind DIY FurnitureBeds, organizers, Adirondack chairs, a play table, and more! It's easy to build inexpensive, quality furnishings with this indispensible collection of woodworking projects from Ana White, the popular blogger who has inspired millions of homemakers with her stylish furniture plans and DIY spirit. As a young mom on a tight budget, Ana learned to make her own well-designed pieces inspired by the styles in her favorite storesâ€”saving thousands of dollars in the process.Now, in this reference for woodworkers of all skill levels, Ana shares everything she has learned along the way. Inside The Handbuilt Home you'll find:â€¢ Plans for 34 versatile furniture projects for every room in your houseâ€”from beginner-friendly home accessories to sturdy tables, a media center, kidsâ€™ items, and storage solutionsâ€¢ Comprehensive information on using off-the-shelf lumber and basic equipmentâ€”almost every project can be made with a drill, a saw, and some hand toolsâ€¢ Easy-to-follow instructions, costs, and time estimates to guide even the most amateur of carpenters through any projectYou donâ€™t need to be physically tough or superstrong to make your own furniture, and itâ€™s okay if you donâ€™t know that a 2x4 doesnâ€™t actually measure 2 by 4 inches. All you need is the determination to create a better home for yourself or your family and the confidence to say, â€œI can build that.â€Â Also available as an eBook
Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook: The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home
Manufacturer: Clarkson Potter
Brand: Random House
Whether your home is small or large, an apartment in the city or a country cottage, it is a space that should be at once beautiful and livable. The key to that is managing the upkeep without feeling flustered. Until now, there has never been a comprehensive resource that not only tells how to care for your home and everything in it, but that also simplifies the process by explaining just when. With secrets from Martha Stewart for accomplishing the most challenging homekeeping tasks with ease, this detailed and comprehensive book is the only one you will need to help you keep your home looking its best, floor to ceiling, room by room. In Martha Stewartâ€™s Homekeeping Handbook, Martha shares her unparalleled expertise in home maintenance and care. Readable and practicalâ€“and graced with charts, sidebars, illustrated techniques, and personal anecdotes from Marthaâ€™s decades of experience caring for her homesâ€“this is far more than just a compendium of ways to keep your house clean. It covers everything from properly executing a living room floor plan to setting a formal table; from choosing HEPA filters to sealing soapstone countertops; from organizing your home office to polishing your silver and caring for family heirlooms. Martha Stewartâ€™s Homekeeping Handbook is organized for clarity and maximum practicality:Room by Room covers the upkeep of the appliances, tools, furnishings, and surfaces found in each room, from the entryway to the kitchen, from the attic to the laundry room.Throughout the House instructs the reader on the proper ways to routinely clean and periodically maintain everything in the home, including dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, polishing, scrubbing, waxing and much more.Comfort and Safety focuses on techniques to ensure your home is running properly and safely, such as recognizing when to clean vents, fixing a leaky faucet, and eradicating pests.A-to-Z Materials Guide provides an invaluable resource that explains the unusual materials that many favorite objects are...
Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!)
A New York Times bestseller! The star ofÂ Animal Planetâ€™s hit television series My Cat from Hell,Â Jackson Galaxy, shows cat owners everywhere how to make their homes both cat-friendly and chic.Cat owners know the struggles of creating living spaces that are both functional and stylish for owner and cat. Donâ€™t just go to your local pet shop and adorn your home with unattractive cat towers and kitty beds. In Catification, Jackson Galaxy, the star of Animal Planetâ€™s My Cat from Hell, and Kate Benjamin, of the popular catÂ design website Hauspanther.com,Â walk readers through a step-by-step process of designing an attractive home that is also an optimal environment for cats.This gorgeously designed, full-color book includes more than twenty fun DIY projects, from kitty beds and litter boxes to catios (cat patios) that will be sure to make readersâ€”and their catsâ€”purr in approval.
Discover all that you can make with just one yard of fabric! Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins offer 101 stylish projects that use a single yard of fabric to make clothes, accessories, baby items, and more. With simple step-by-step instructions that are accompanied by templates and pattern pieces, each project is designed to be completed in just a few hours. Get inspired and turn a yard of your favorite fabric into a quilted lunch bag, bright sundress, or a cuddly plush turtle.Â
A Fully Revised Guide to Electronics Troubleshooting and Repair Repair all kinds of electrical products, from modern digital gadgets to analog antiques, with help from this updated book. How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic, Second Edition, offers expert insights, case studies, and step-by-step instruction from a lifelong electronics guru. Discover how to assemble your workbench, use the latest test equipment, zero in on and replace dead components, and handle reassembly. Instructions for specific devices, including stereos, MP3 players, digital cameras, flat-panel TVs, laptops, headsets, and mobile devices are also included in this do-it-yourself guide. Choose the proper tools and set up your workbenchEnsure personal safety and use proper eye and ear protectionUnderstand how electrical components work and why they failPerform preliminary diagnoses based on symptomsUse test equipment, including digital multimeters, ESR meters, frequencycounters, and oscilloscopesInterpret block, schematic, and pictorial diagramsDisassemble products and identify sectionsAnalyze circuits, locate faults, and replace dead partsRe-establish connections and reassemble devicesÂ
Domino: The Book of Decorating: A Room-by-Room Guide to Creating a Home That Makes You Happy
Manufacturer: Simon & Schuster
Brand: Simon & Schuster
Domino: The Book of Decorating cracks the code to creating a beautiful home, bringing together inspiring rooms, how-to advice and insiders' secrets from today's premier tastemakers in an indispensable style manual. The editors take readers room by room, tapping the best ideas from domino magazine and culling insights from their own experiences. With an eye to making design accessible and exciting, this book demystifies the decorating process and provides the tools for making spaces that are personal, functional and fabulous.