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What causes the clutter in your home? Too little time and not enough space are common enough culprits, but are they actually the root sources? In the follow-up to her Wall Street Journal bestselling book What Your Clutter Is Trying to Tell You, decluttering expert, lifestyle designer and coach Kerri Richardson helps you to: * address limiting beliefs and behaviours that can manifest into specific types of clutter * clear out your emotional obstacles in order to reclaim your personal space * manifest your newfound mental clarity into physical reality through practical, actionable exercises. From tackling perfectionism to procrastination to toxic relationships, Kerri's straightforward advice will help you to finally clear those stubborn stacks and piles, providing a clean start for you to transform both your home and your life.
In the 1960s, socialist and capitalist urban planners, architects, and city officials chose the urban periphery as the site to test out new ideas in modernist architecture and planning: the outskirts of Prague and a bedroom suburb of Toronto would be the sites for experimental urban development. In the Suburbs of History overcomes the divisions between East and West to reassemble the shared histories of modern architecture and urbanism as it shaped and re-shaped the periphery. Drawing on archives, interviews, architectural journals, and site visits to the peripheries of Prague and Toronto, Steven Logan reveals the intertwined histories of capitalist and socialist urban planning. From socialist utopias to the capitalist visions of the edge city, the history of the suburbs is not simply a history of competing urban forms; rather, it is a history of alternatives that advocated collective solutions over the dominant model of single-family home ownership and car-dominated spaces.
In recent years, heat pumps have emerged as a promising new form of technology with a relatively low environmental impact. Moreover, they have presented householders with an opportunity to reduce their heating bills. Heat pumps can heat a building by 'pumping' heat from either the ground or the air outside: an intriguing process which utilizes principles that are somewhat analogous to those employed in the domestic refrigerator. Armed with the practical information contained in these pages, homeowners will have the necessary knowledge to take advantage of this potentially low-carbon technology to heat their properties. Now in an updated new edition, Heat Pumps for the Home describes what a heat pump is, how it works, the different methods of pumping heat and the importance of an appropriate and well-planned installation. It also provides you with the information that you need in order to make up your own mind about whether a heat pump might be appropriate to your own circumstances, and also demonstrates what you need to do to in order to make the system work efficiently.
Everybody has something that means too much to be thrown away. That's where we come in. We all have treasures hidden away in the attic, well-loved and well-worn belongings that have been passed down from generation to generation. They may be damaged or no longer working, but we can't bear to part with them. The expert craftspeople of hit BBC series The Repair Shop are dedicated to restoring and conserving these heirlooms. They know that the true worth of these possessions doesn't lie in their monetary value, but in the memories they hold and the stories they tell. With this remarkable new book, Jay Blades takes you inside the workshop of dreams to discover some of the most moving stories from the series, including some previously unseen restorations. From a grandmother's music box lovingly restored so that it once again plays the tunes remembered from childhood, to the leather armchair saved from the Nazis and damaged in a bombing raid, these restorations offer a fascinating and emotional glimpse into the personal histories of people from across the UK. A much-needed antidote to today's throwaway culture, Stories from the Workshop of Dreams reveals the hidden life of our favourite things.
Tired of spending money on contractors? Does home repair seem beyond you? Matt Weber and the team at Extreme How-To share over 300 guides to help you save money while improving your home. Whether a first time home owner or an experienced amateur fixer, everyone can learn something from this comprehensive guide to home repair. Written by Matt Weber and his team of home repair experts from Extremehowto.com, this new 2020 paperback edition is guaranteed to help you become your own contractor.
Educate your customers and set realistic expectations from the beginning by giving your customers Building Your New Home at contract signing. From giving an overview of the construction process to explaining why requesting slight changes can affect the schedule and budget, this booklet will answer your customer's questions. (Pack of 10) You will also want to give your customers Your New Home and How to Take Care of It at closing, to orient customers about the ins and outs of their new home!
A Netflix Original Series. 'Move over, Marie Kondo - Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin are the professional organisers the A-list now let rifle through their drawers.' - Sunday Times Style Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin are back again to bring both function and beauty to your everyday life. In The Home Edit Life they show you how to contain the chaos when it comes to absolutely everything: your work, travel, kids, pets and more. Because the truth is, you don't have to live like a minimalist to feel happy and calm. The Home Edit mentality is all about embracing your life, whether you're a busy mum, a jetsetter - or both! You simply need to know how to set up a system that works for you so you'll maintain it for the long run. Get to know your organizing style, learn how to tailor it to your habits and, best of all, leave the guilt behind when it comes to owning things. With The Home Edit Life, you'll be corralling cords, archiving photos, packing your suitcase like a pro, and arranging your phone apps by colour in no time. 'While the Nashville-based founders of The Home Edit (and its celeb-followed Instagram) may not be able to give you Rachel Zoe's enviable shoe collection, they can give you the tools to get your own into similarly immaculate order - and hey, that's a step in the right direction.' - People
In seven simple steps... Lean removes waste: wasted money, energy, resources. Lean will give you the gift of time. Lean is a set of principles embraced by the most creative and dynamic organisations around the world, and now for the first time, Swedish social entrepreneur Eva Jarlsdotter applies them to family life. Embracing the Japanese 'stream' technique, Eva's seven steps show you how to systematically create and maintain order. From kaizen (continuous improvement) to kanban (visual planning), these principles will bring harmony and a sense of flow to your home. No more time wasted searching for your keys, important paperwork or your internet banking password; no more throwing away food past its sell-by date or arguing about the mess; no more feeling on the back foot all the time. This transformative book will also empower children in the household to take responsibility for their belongings and their schedules, meaning a lot less parental nagging. This modern guide will transform family life from the inside out. The time you save can be channelled into doing things you actually want to do. Be inspired by Eva's own story, understand how Lean works and start to apply her small changes to your everyday life - you will be delighted with the results.
The classic illustrated guide to living a clutter-free life, from tidying expert and Netflix show host Marie Kondo. Marie Kondo's first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, transformed the homes and lives of millions of people around the world. Spark Joy is her in-depth tidying masterclass, a line-illustrated, room-by-room guide to decluttering and organising your home. It covers every room in the house - from the bedroom and kitchen to the bathroom and living room - as well as all the items that occupy their spaces. Charming line drawings explain how to organise your house and apply Marie Kondo's unique folding method to all your clothes, including shirts, trousers, jackets, skirts, socks and bras. The secret to Marie Kondo's unique and simple KonMari tidying method is to tidy by category and to focus on what you want to keep, not what you want to get rid of. Ask yourself if something 'sparks joy' and suddenly it becomes so much easier to understand if you really need it in your home and your life. Except tidying up is not just about transforming your home: when you surround yourself with things you love, you will find that your whole life begins to change.