From the cleaning and homekeeping expert and creator of the wildly popular Clean Mama blog comes a simple and accessible cleaning guide with a proven step-by-step schedule for tidying a home in just ten minutes a day.
Becky Rapinchuk, the "Clean Mama," understands that many people don't have enough time, organizational skills, or homemaking habits to have a constantly clean and decluttered living space.
In Simply Clean, she can help you effortlessly maintain a tidy house and build habits to become a "clean person" - no matter how messy you may naturally be! Along with a 7-Day Simply Clean Kickstart and a 28-Day Simply Clean Challenge, Rapinchuk includes plans for customizing the Simply Clean Routine to fit the busiest of schedules and any type or size of home.
This guide also contains step-by-step tutorials for cleaning hard-to-clean spaces, dozens of recipes for organic, environmentally conscious cleaning supplies, and many of Rapinchuk's famous checklists, schedules, habit trackers, and inspirational art prints. It really is possible - in just ten minutes a day, you can create a cleaner, happier home!
Container Gardening Complete
By Walliser, Jessica
The ideal book for urban gardeners, indoor gardeners, and vegetable gardeners, Container Gardening Complete is a thorough visual guide that will get you growing quickly!
Whether you are growing vegetables, fruits, or flowers on an apartment balcony; creating a small vegetable garden for personal use; or decorating steps and walkways, Container Gardening Complete has everything you need to know to be successful.
The methods described in this book are foolproof and easy to follow, with step-by-step directions and photographs, scalable projects for differing needs, and many great ideas for upscaled containers from things you have around your home.
You'll get to know the ins and outs of gardening in a small space, from the importance of drainage, irrigation, and other watering concerns to ornamental combinations of plants, and the very best vegetables, fruits, and nonedibles for container gardening.
This is the best, most complete book on the market for container gardening.
Cool Springs Press
By Su, Shia
Easy and Effective Strategies to Jumpstart a Sustainable, Waste-Free Lifestyle
We have a worldwide trash epidemic. The average American disposes of 4.4 pounds of garbage per day, and our landfills hold 254 million tons of waste.
What if there were a simple -- and fun -- way for you to make a difference? What if you could take charge of your own waste, reduce your carbon footprint, and make an individual impact on an already fragile environment?
A zero waste lifestyle is the answer -- and Shia Su is living it. Every single piece of unrecyclable garbage Shia has produced in one year fits into a mason jar -- and if it seems overwhelming, it isn't! In Zero Waste, Shia demystifies and simplifies the zero waste lifestyle for the beginner, sharing practical advice, quick solutions, and tips and tricks that will make trash-free living fun and meaningful. Learn how to:
Build your own zero waste kit Prepare real food -- the lazy way Make your own DIY household cleaners and toiletries Be zero waste even in the bathroom! And more!
Be part of the solution! Implement these small changes at your own pace, and restructure your life to one of sustainable living for your community, your health, and the earth that sustains you.
By Carozzi, Ingrid
Brooklyn-based florist Ingrid Carozzi reveals her secrets for creating flower arrangements that are modern, original, and organic in style. Organized by season, the book presents simple step-by-step instruction (how to measure, cut, and place each bloom) for making more than 35 arrangements. Whether you want to learn how to work with chicken wire and tape to create a simple framework or try your hand at arranging delicate and oversize blooms, Carozzi offers a detailed tutorial on her tricks of the trade. Readers are encouraged to source, make, or upcycle unexpected containers, such as rough-hewn wooden crates or vintage pots, jars, and vases. Full of natural floral compositions that marry the modern with the rustic, Handpicked is a lushly photographed, practical guide to creating your own exceptional flower arrangements at home.
HARRY N ABRAMS
By Levis, Shelley
Whether you have a huge yard in a warm climate or a tiny apartment in a city with harsh winters, you can grow edibles year-round in the comfort and convenience of your own kitchen!
Countertop Gardens will make you an expert in the world of indoor gardening, walking you through the challenges, benefits, and how-tos of growing inside and presenting the wide array of methods available. In addition to going over the pros and cons of a wide range of ready-made hydroponic, aquaponic, and vertical gardening systems, author Shelley Levis shows you how to make your own DIY setups--from simple space-saving container designs to more creative and complex soil-free solutions.
No matter the size of your kitchen or your ambition, Countertop Gardens will help you make sure your favorite herbs, greens, fruits, and vegetables are within reach 365 days a year!
Cool Springs Press
The Humane Gardener
By Lawson, Nancy
In this eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, journalist and gardener Nancy Lawson describes why and how to welcome wildlife to our backyards. Through engaging anecdotes and inspired advice, profiles of home gardeners throughout the country, and interviews with scientists and horticulturalists, Lawson applies the broader lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces.
Detailed chapters address planting for wildlife by choosing native species; providing habitats that shelter baby animals, as well as birds, bees, and butterflies; creating safe zones in the garden; cohabiting with creatures often regarded as pests; letting nature be your garden designer; and encouraging natural processes and evolution in the garden. The Humane Gardener fills a unique niche in describing simple principles for both attracting wildlife and peacefully resolving conflicts with all the creatures that share our world.
Princeton Architectural Press
Do you have what it takes to live tiny? Take the first step to achieving the dream of designing, building, and living in a tiny house (typically between 100-400 square feet) . Idiot's Guides: Tiny House Designing, Building, and Living is the one-stop guide into this innovative concept of minimalist living. Dozens of helpful images and a full-color insert displaying different types of tiny houses help you visualize your dream. The book explores what it mentally takes to become a tiny house dweller and covers the best approach to designing and building a house that ideally fits your needs. The book includes an in-depth discussion on foundation types, financing and insurance, and legal standards, as well as building techniques, must-have utilities, and going off the grid, and home placement.
Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Garages 2nd Edition
By Press, Cool Springs
If you are planning to build a new garage, this is the one-stop guide where you'll find several new and complete sets of building plans for garages of the most popular sizes and styles. If building a new garage is where you want to go, the BLACK+DECKER Complete Guide to Garages will show you how.
And if you already own a garage, you will not be left out. Storage upgrades, remodeling, and specific customization projects are yours to master. Electrical and lighting improvements, floor resurfacing, loft construction, garage-door replacement, and many more projects fill out the book, helping you upgrade your garage.
The BLACK+DECKER Complete Guide to Garages is the most comprehensive book on all things garages.
Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc.
The Modern Organic Home
By Wise, Natalie
Home is a haven, a place of refuge. But did you know it might be making you sick? If your home is cluttered, overwhelming, and full of chemicals, it's time to detox. The Modern Organic Home helps you de-clutter and clean with natural, homemade products that are healthy for you and your family.
You'll find information on why you should start going organic now and the best organic cleaning products and supplies, where to find them, and how to make them. Start with the basics and work your way into every corner of your home . . . from tile grout to shower mold, how to clean lampshades to how to clean water bottles. There are recipes for cleaning nearly every surface in your home from the carpet to stuffed animals.
If you have questions about keeping an organic home, The Modern Organic Home has answers. You'll also learn storage and organization secrets to keep your home clutter-free, how to manage your time and budget, and why some old-fashioned remedies are still the modern organic way to keep home. Not only will you find your home cleaner and fresher than ever, it will be inviting, welcoming, and an altogether modern organic home. Now is the time to get started.
A Life Less Throwaway
By Button, Tara
Modern life overwhelms us with throwaway stuff like appliances built to break and clothes that only enchant for a season. But it doesn't have to be this way! In this edition of A Life Less Throwaway updated specifically for the American market, Tara Button teaches you a revolutionary way of viewing your posessions that can save time, money, space--and the planet.
Button, founder of the Buy Me Once website, has become a champion of a way of living in which we thoughtfully purchase the everyday objects in our lives and give them meaning, whether they be towels, desks, pots, scissors, or a coat. Tara advocates a life of mindful buying that celebrates what lasts, giving you exercises that help you curb impulses, ignore trends, and discover your true style. The book contains ten steps to mastering mindful curation, from finding your priorities to understanding and using techniques to free yourself from external manipulations such as advertising. Tara teaches you how to resist cheaply made goods and make smart, fulfilling purchases that last a lifetime. Mindful curation is a lifestyle choice that makes people happier, healthier, and more fulfilled, while also being environmentally friendly.
Ten Speed Press
The Joy of Hygge
By Jackson, Jonny
* Hygge (pronounced "hoo-gah") is a Danish word that is inspiring an entire stress-free, slow-moving, relaxed, comfortable lifestyle. It's the feeling of being cozy. * Contains recipes for comfort foods, instructions for cozy and warm crafts, inspirational quotes, and tips for achieving hygge. * Danish culture has never had a higher profile than it does right now, thanks to TV sensations, such as The Killing, Borgen, and The Bridge. * Great, affordable gift to pair with knitting supplies, homemade hot chocolate mixes, a new blanket, or holiday cakes and pies.
Let It Go
By Walsh, Peter
Sorting through a lifetime's worth of accumulated possessions can be a daunting and stressful process that millions of Americans confront every year. The need to downsize often arises at a momentous life change, whether you're an empty nester or retiree selling your family home, a newlywed blending your households, or you're cleaning out your parents' property after they've moved into assisted living or passed away.
Decluttering guru Peter Walsh knows the difficulty of downsizing firsthand. Along with six of his siblings, he went through the process of downsizing his family home and dividing his late parents' possessions. He realized that making these decisions about mementos and heirlooms creates strong emotions and sometimes sibling rivalries. After this experience, he downsized his own home. Peter doesn't see downsizing as a difficult chore - rather, it's a freeing, rejuvenating process. Now, in Let It Go, you'll access Peter's many tips and practical takeaways, such as how to: Â· Understand the emotional challenges that accompany downsizing Â· Create strategies for working with your spouse, adult kids, or siblings without drama Â· Calculate the amount of stuff you can bring into your new life Â· Identify the objects that will bring you real happiness - and the rest that you should let go
Peter will walk you through every step of the process and show you how to use downsizing as a positive experience that sets you up to better enjoy the opportunities that the next phase in your life will offer.
Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century, Revised & Updated
By Strawbridge, Dick
Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century makes it easy to be green and helps you live a more simple, cleaner lifestyle.
Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century is a manual for the modern age to help anyone take the proper steps to live more sustainably. This informative, practical guide, written by BBC personalities Dick and James Strawbridge, combines traditional skills and crafts with modern technological advances to help you live eco-friendly.
Perfect for both urban and rural readers, Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century has detailed illustrations and step-by-step instructions for tried-and-tested projects, including foraging for wild plants, natural remedies, composting, green cleaners, and conserving energy at home. Learn how to can vegetables, garden in urban spaces, and the basics of animal husbandry.
Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century is the perfect book to show you just how easy and rewarding green living can be.
By Langan, Alana
Expert advice on how to make your home fashionably lush with greenery
Ferns are back in the bathroom, cacti are sitting on plant stands and hoyas are cascading from hangers. Indoor plants are the ultimate indoor accessory. Softening interiors and readily available, they are a stylist's best friend. However, it's their power to transform a sterile space into an urban sanctuary that makes them more than just an inanimate prop -all you need to know is how to use them. From the founders of coveted plant-wares studio, Ivy Muse, comes this charming guide on how to turn your home into a jungle- like retreat. With design- savvy tips and expert advice, you'll learn all there is to know about decorating with plants and botanical styling plus the necessities like light requirements and when to water and feed. From bathroom to boudoir to every room in between, create your very own green oasis with Plant Style. 120 illustrations in color
Thames & Hudson
Code Check Electrical
By Kardon, Redwood
Spiral bound, with durable laminated pages, the 8th edition of Code Check Electrical is the perfect on-the-job resource for electricians, builders, remodelers, and building inspectors dealing with electrical work. Completely updated to the 2017 National Electrical Code and the 2015 International Residential Code, this reliable resource can help builders and re-modelers avoid the most common electrical code violations for every type of residential electrical system. Whether you are dealing with grounding, bonding, service panels, branch circuits, GFCIs and AFCIs, switches, receptables, photovoltaics, or other systems, the more than 100 tables and figures in this guide guarantee expert, reliable guidance every step of the way. Easy to access and easy to use, Code Check Electrical will ensure that all jobs meet the highest safety standards while drastically reducing code violation call-backs.