Mary's Household Tips and Tricks

Your Guide to Happiness in the Home
Author: Mary Berry
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0718185455
Category: House & Home
Page: 368
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One of the Guardian's TOP TEN READS for Christmas 'It's practical AND beautiful . . . almost like it's an ideal gift . . .' Graham Norton, BBC Radio 2 Britain's best-loved cook and national treasure Mary Berry lets readers in on her very own household secrets . . . A comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide that shares her greatest tips on how to care for your home. 'This book is a collection of skills I've learned for running a home. Gleaned from years of practical experience, along with all the hints that friends and family have imparted to me, I hope it will be a helping hand' - Mary Berry Inside you'll find . . . A KITCHEN KNOW-HOW for the heart of your home - Freezer tips - Organize your food - CLEANING & CONFIGURING YOUR HOME - Create cleaning products from store cupboard items - LAUNDRY & WARDROBE WISDOM - Banish moths from your home for good - Remove stains from every kind of fabric - get green fingered with GARDENING & FLOWERS - Bring greenery into your home even without a garden - Create beautiful flower arrangements - And finally master the art of HOSTING & ADDING THE EXTRA TOUCHES for sparkling parties at home. Easy to use, practical and gorgeously illustrated, Mary's Household Tips & Tricks covers everything from Mary's golden rules for baking to her favourite flowers for each season, from how to polish silver to whether tea should be poured before or after milk. With secrets for accomplishing the most challenging home-keeping tasks with ease, Mary's wonderfully simple book will help turn any house into a home. 'The Queen of British baking has whipped up a recipe for home happiness' The Independent 'A domestic goddess' The Daily Telegraph

Cut the Clutter


Author: Cynthia Ewer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465454993
Category: House & Home
Page: 240
View: 3873
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A guide to conquering clutter and cleaning your home from one of America's leading housekeeping experts. Drowning in clutter, but don't know where to begin? Feeling overwhelmed by a home that is out of control? It's time to take back your space, and Cut the Clutter can help. From how to combat and stay on top of the clutter tide to the most effective tools and methods for cleaning, expert Cynthia Townley Ewer guides you through solving the many obstacles of running an orderly home. Step-by-step instructions, household routines, and quick tips make these daunting tasks easier to tackle, and will leave you with more time and energy for the good things in life. Whether you want to organize your closet, tame your fridge, or conquer the whole house one room at a time, Cut the Clutter will inform you, entertain you, and save your sanity along the way.

Household Hints For Dummies, Pocket Edition


Author: Janet Sobesky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118042859
Category: House & Home
Page: 144
View: 8000
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Clean your homethe easy way! The best ways to clean today are different from what they were even a few years ago. It's not just that you have to know how to use new products and new equipment. The surfaces in your home and the fibers used to make clothes and furniture have improved. Plus, the time you have to clean has shrunk. Inside you'll find easy-to-follow information on stain removal and a room-by-room guide to cleaning up everything from counters to carpets. You'll cut down on expensive cleaning bills and still maintain your home. Open the book and find: The basics of having a clean house The right tools for the job Methods for busting dust Tips on cleaning floors and carpets Guidance on caring for your kitchen and bathroom Hints on doing your laundry

The Home Decluttering Diet

Organize Your Way to a Clean and Lean House
Author: Jennifer Lifford
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1624143261
Category: House & Home
Page: 208
View: 3367
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Like losing weight for your body, Clean & Lean House helps readers to clean their entire home month-by-month to create long-term results. The process begins with a 30-day detox and makes progress each month by cleaning and organizing the entire house, as well as maintaining the clutter-free lifestyle. Perfect for starting at the new year, but suitable for use year-round. Tested in her own home, Jennifer Lifford brings her specific techniques to life to more than just declutter and throw stuff away. Jennifer shows readers how to change their habits and create long-term results over the course of each month. Her tips and tricks include creating zones for each room, utilizing checklists, getting the whole family involved and the option to pick and choose projects based on your goals. With time, readers can see how these projects add up to create clutter loss and a forever organized home.

Mary Berry at Home


Author: Lucy Young,Mary Berry
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446417794
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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This is Mary Berry's collection of her favourite dishes that she cooks everyday for her family and friends. Mary and her close friend and assistant, Lucy Young, provide over 150 simply prepared, delicious, reliable recipes for lunch, dinner and parties. Whether you need food for two or twenty, Mary and Lucy have included plenty of starters, mains, sides and puds, together with invaluable advice on cooking for all occasions. And no book from the Queen of Cakes would be complete without some mouth-watering, foolproof bakes. Mary invites you to enjoy afternoon tea, with an array of delicious cakes, traybakes and dainty treats. It has been nearly twenty years since Mary Berry first wrote At Home, and in this new edition she has extensively revised and updated many of her classic dishes as well as adding 60 brand new recipes. Mary Berry’s Baking Bible is the only baking book you’ll ever need, and Mary Berry & Lucy Young At Home takes care of every other mealtime.

Francis Brennan's Book of Household Management

How to Create a Happy Home
Author: Francis Brennan
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN: 0717179974
Category: House & Home
Page: 240
View: 7342
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Sharing all he has learned from running the famously warm and welcoming five-star Park Hotel in Kenmare, Francis Brennan’s third book contains everything you need to know to create a happy home. While modern life can be busy and stressful, a tidy, orderly place for you and your family to come home to can be the perfect antidote to a chaotic world. From decluttering and storage tips, to the art of folding and arranging cushions, to making your own home-made cleaning products and other simple home hacks, with Francis’ tips and tricks you can truly relax, knowing that the silver is polished, the napkins are laundered and the sofas are cosy and clean!

A Spotless Home

Change your life with time-saving tidying tips & cleaning cheats
Author: Bridget Bodano
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 1849498172
Category: House cleaning
Page: 304
View: 2700
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A Spotless Home makes light work of domestic chores with a wealth of time-saving tips and cheats. Learn how to keep on top of your domestic chores with a regular, lighter cleaning routine, from small daily jobs to the monthly deep cleanse. With cleaning jobs tackled on a room-by-room basis, A Spotless Home shines the spotlight on everything from flawless floors to gleaming windows, as well as stubborn stains, pesky bug invasions and dreaded signs of mildew. Keep your home tidy with handy storage tips and learn how to save money and improve the environment by concocting your own simple and eco-friendly cleansers from lemon juice, bicarbonate of soda and vinegar. Whether you are a desperate housewife or a domestic goddess, this nifty, pocket-sized book will free you up to spend more time on the things that matter.

Ask Aggie

For All Your Cleaning Solutions
Author: Aggie MacKenzie
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141926503
Category: House & Home
Page: 240
View: 7659
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Hundreds of solutions to all your housekeeping needs! Banish those stains and transform your home into a palace of sparkling surfaces, clutter-free cupboards and carpets to be proud of. From ovens to fridges to bathrooms, red wine rings, and foul smelling microwaves - Aggie has all the answers to any cleaning question you can think of. From top to bottom, inside and outside, you'll find oodles of nifty ideas to take the drudgery out of cleaning. Erase each and every one of your domestic nightmares - after all, nobody knows housekeeping quite like Aggie!

America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money

Your Guide to Living Better, Spending Less, and Cashing in on Your Dreams
Author: Steve Economides,Annette Economides
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 030738196X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 9290
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Do you have too much month at the end of your money? Is your credit card screaming for relief? Are you tired of robbing Peter to pay Paul . . . whoever they are? Meet Steve and Annette Economides. They’ve been called cheapskates, thriftaholics, and tightwads, but in these tough economic times, Steve and Annette have managed to feed their family of seven on just $350 per month, pay off their first house in nine years and purchase a second, larger home, buy cars with cash, take wonderful vacations, and put money in savings. Without degrees in finance or six-figure salaries, Steve and Annette have created a comfortable, debt-free life for themselves and their children. In America’s Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money, they show you how they did it- and how you can do it too. Steve and Annette share many down-to-earth principles and the simple spending plan that they have used since 1982. They have taught this economizing lifestyle to thousands of people worldwide through seminars and their newsletter, and they include lots of real-life stories to make you feel as if you’re having your own private coaching session. Not only will you find solutions to your financial dilemmas, you’ll also discover a whole new way of life. You don’t need to be a CPA or a math wizard to learn their revolutionary system, which will teach you: - hundreds of ways to save money on everyday household expenses, including groceries, clothing, and health care - how to save in advance for major purchases such as homes, cars, and vacations - how to stop living paycheck to paycheck - how to eliminate debt . . . forever! America’s Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money puts meeting your financial goals- and living well at the same time- in reach for every family. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Art of Good Housekeeping

1001 things you need to know to run the perfect home
Author: Good Housekeeping Institute
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1910231886
Category: House & Home
Page: 464
View: 3750
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The Art of Good Housekeeping is packed with tried and tested answers to every household query, from how often you should clean your duvet, to how to maintain the exterior of your house.

The EveryGirl’s Guide to Life


Author: Maria Menounos
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062079046
Category: Self-Help
Page: 320
View: 8312
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Raised by working-class immigrant parents and later exposed to Hollywood's most elite experts in every field, Access Hollywood's, Today's, and Nightly News's reporter Maria Menounos reveals her EveryGirl secrets on everything: her systems to organize life, manage time, and ascend the ladder of success; her lazy woman's workout; her weight-loss tips (how she lost forty pounds and kept it off); and her guide to styling yourself like the stars—a self-proclaimed EveryGirl, Maria often does her own hair and makeup for celebrity events. In The EveryGirl's Guide to Life, Maria shares personal experiences and photos from her life and professional journey as well as the various mantras, mottos, and philosophies she's adopted from the world's most impressive women. She gives advice on health, career, relationships, renovations, recreation, and more. From your carpet to the red carpet, Maria teaches the EveryGirl on a budget how to do it all, while living a healthier and happier life.

Kirstie's Real Kitchen

Simple recipes for modern families
Author: Kirstie Allsopp
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 1473643376
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 6536
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Britain's favourite homemaker presents her debut cookbook, featuring family meals that everyone will enjoy. 'Most of the dishes I cook are big dishes as we are a family of six, my partner Ben and myself, my stepsons, Hal and Orion, and our sons Bay and Oscar,' and so starts Kirstie Allsopp's very first cookbook. As someone who didn't learn to cook at her mother's apron strings, Kirstie has had to learn as she's gone along. Luckily she's been blessed with great advice from the cooks, bakers and chefs she's worked with and recipes inherited from friends and families over the years. In Kirstie's Real Kitchen she brings together her favourite recipes - the ones she relies on to feed her family, and whoever else happens to be around. From weekday suppers and entertaining a crowd, to dealing with fussy eaters and outdoor eating (essential for families with lots of boys), the book is full of the recipes that are at the centre of Kirstie's family life. Whether it's a quick supper that has to be expanded to cater for last minute arrivals, a breakfast fry-up to lure a recalcitrant teenager out of bed, or a school gate bake to impress the most competitive mum, Kirstie's instinctive warmth and style shows how to make something special out of the everyday. Packed with delicious recipes and stories from family life, the book gives a unique glimpse into the kitchen of the Queen of home-making, Kirstie Allsopp. "As much about family as it is about food, with a good mix of trendy, comforting and indulgent." - The Lady

The Complete Book of Clean

Tips & Techniques for Your Home
Author: Toni Hammersley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1681881748
Category: House & Home
Page: 224
View: 4100
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"The follow-up to the bestselling Complete Book of Home Organization, the Complete Book of Clean is a foolproof, eco-friendly guide to cleaning your home... Learn the best seasons to tackle home projects, storage solutions to simplify the process and teach even the messiest kids to clean up after themselves. This book will help you tackle every mess, stain and dust-magnet, and keep things from getting out of hand in the future--all while being friendly to the environment and keeping toxic chemicals out of your home. Whether you're a neat freak or new to the world of homekeeping, let Toni Hammersley be your guide to establishing routines, learning techniques and mastering the best home cleaning hacks out there."--

The Home Handbook

Quick and Easy Ways to Keep Your Home Tidy, Clean and Beautiful
Author: Rachel Simhon
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 9781408825570
Category: House & Home
Page: 368
View: 1088
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When did we lose the knack of looking after our own homes? We have become dependent on 5-in-1 chemical cleaners; we can't seem to wield a Hoover anymore; and descaling the kettle is a task to be indefinitely delayed. Somewhere along the way we have lost the domestic tradition that was simple, quick and effective. The Home Handbook seeks to redress the balance and celebrates the art of caring for your home in the most environmentally-friendly, fuss-free way. Learn how to ... fold a fitted sheet, wash a wallpapered wall, clean shower curtains, unblock a toilet, make your own home-made window cleaner, care for duvets, clean pearls, remove scratches from a wooden table, spot-remove a stain, clean and defrost a freezer, remove heel marks from stone floors, use lemon juice around the house, use bicarb on pots and pans, get red wine out of a carpet, polish wooden furniture, clean really filthy brass, clean a really filthy oven, make cut flowers last longer ... run the modern home

Time to Parent

Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You
Author: Julie Morgenstern
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1627797440
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
View: 2070
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The bestselling organizational guru takes on the ultimate time-management challenge— parenting, from toddlers to teens—with concrete ways to structure and spend true quality time with your kids. Would you ever take a job without a job description, let alone one that requires a lifetime contract? Parents do this every day, and yet there is no instruction manual that offers achievable methods for containing and organizing the seemingly endless job of parenting. Finding a healthy balance between raising a human and being a human often feels impossible, but Julie Morgenstern shows you how to harness your own strengths and weaknesses to make the job your own. This revolutionary roadmap includes: A unique framework with eight quadrants that separates parenting responsibilities into actionable, manageable tasks—for the whole bumpy ride from cradle to college. Simple strategies to stay truly present and focused, whether you’re playing with your kids, enjoying a meal with your significant other, or getting ahead on that big proposal for work. Clever tips to make the most of in-between time—Just 5-15 minutes of your undivided attention has a huge impact on kids. Permission to take personal time without feeling guilty, and the science and case studies that show how important self-care is and how to make time for it.

Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook


Author: Mary Berry,Ann Body,Audrey Ellis
Publisher: Hamlyn
ISBN: 9780600575290
Category:
Page: 128
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Clear the Clutter, Find Happiness

One-Minute Tips for Decluttering and Refreshing Your Home and Your Life
Author: Donna Smallin
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 161212352X
Category: House & Home
Page: 288
View: 988
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Get rid of the clutter — and keep it away! Organizing expert Donna Smallin shows you how to enjoy the happy, healthy, and inviting home you long for with hundreds of time-saving, clutter-busting tips. Smallin’s simple and manageable approach helps you focus on the things that will make the biggest difference in the least amount of time. Clear away the clutter once and for all, and discover the peace of mind that has been hiding underneath.

Home Economics

Vintage Advice and Practical Science for the 21st-Century Household
Author: Jennifer Mcknight Trontz
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1594747504
Category: House & Home
Page: 176
View: 2140
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“Housekeeping is becoming more and more a matter of science, and the laurels are bound to fall to the woman who conducts her household in a business-like way.” Let the thrifty sensibility of yesteryear be your guide as you shop for the most economical foods, choose wall colors scientifically, clean with natural products, look your best without breaking the bank, and budget your way to frugal efficiency. In this amazing collection of clever wisdom and practical advice drawn from vintage home-economics textbooks, you’ll find everything you need to get back to basics and run a healthy and happy household. Home Economics covers all the categories of delightful domesticity: • Health & Hygiene • Cookery & Recipes • Manners & Etiquette • Design & Decoration • Cleaning & Safety • Gardening & Crafts Rediscover the art and science of keeping house—economically!

The House That Cleans Itself


Author: Mindy Starns Clark
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736949879
Category: Religion
Page: 239
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Presents tips and strategies for effective house cleaning and organization.