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See below for a selection of the latest books from Household hints category. Presented with a red border are the Household hints books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Household hints books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

How To Clean Your House

How To Clean Your House

Author: Queen of Clean Lynsey Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/06/2020

'A cracker of a book packed with tips - you'll feel instantly organised.' Aggie MacKenzie Packed with simple tips and tricks, this is everything you need to know about household cleaning. Is your busy life conquering your home? Do you find the household chores getting on top of you? Lynsey Queen of Clean, Instagrammer, businesswoman and busy mum of three, has done all of the work so you don't have to. Featuring her make-at-home cleaning products, easy step-by-step guides and all her recommendations for toxic-free and eco-friendly products, this book is the ultimate guide to keeping on top of your house, and having fun while you do it. Lynsey shares her daily and seasonal routines, motivating and encouraging you along the way with so that you are left with the will, and the skill, to take on even the most seemingly insurmountable tasks and end up with a clean, calm and happy home.

The Easy Life Quick ways to clean and manage your home all year round

The Easy Life Quick ways to clean and manage your home all year round

Author: Lynsey Queen of Clean Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2020

Welcome to The Easy Life, where lunches are packed and ready for the school run, your kitchen always sparkles and your to-do list has an end. It sounds almost too good to be true, but TV's Queen of Clean, Lynsey Crombie - mother of three, pet owner, Instagrammer, This Morning cleaning expert and head of her own cleaning business - has all the tips, tricks and routines you need to create a happy and healthy home environment. In her latest book, Lynsey expands on her eco-friendly, tried-and-tested tips for cleaning, while also providing a series of seasonal and interactive to-do lists, quick cleaning challenges designed to fit your busy life and hacks to take the stress out of managing your home. Find out how to: * make your taps gleam; * become a meal-planning expert; * transform your home with a 30-Day Spring Cleaning Challenge. From your New Year declutter to summer holiday packing, Lynsey's got you covered.

An Almost Zero Waste Life Learning How to Embrace Less to Live More

An Almost Zero Waste Life Learning How to Embrace Less to Live More

Author: Megean Weldon Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/03/2020

Author Megean Weldon, aka The Zero Waste Nerd, gently guides you on an attainable, inspirational, mindful, and completely realistic journey to a sustainable living lifestyle with tips, strategies, recipes, and DIY projects for reducing waste-presented in one approachable, beautifully designed, and illustrated guide. What is zero waste living? Although the practice has been around for generations out of necessity, it is making a comeback as concerns grow about the fate of our environment. To put it simply: it is attempting to send no waste to landfills. Although you may have read or heard about zero waste, sustainable, or green living, the concept can sometimes seem too complicated, the author's tone a bit self-righteous, or riddled with advice geared for people with 5 acres of land in the country with dreams of raising livestock and homesteading. This is not that book. Can a regular person do this? Absolutely! Zero waste isn't necessarily about zero, but more about changing or altering the way we see the world around us, how we consume, and how we think about waste. It's about making better choices when we can, and working to reduce our overall impact by reducing the amount of packaging and single-use plastics we bring into our life. Focusing on the positive, An Almost Zero Waste Life presents simple ways to reduce waste in every aspect of your life: Cleaning: Recipes for natural cleaners and how to ditch paper towels for good. Meal plans: Weekly menus and recipes for zero waste meals that use bulk pantry staples. Shopping: How to shop zero waste at big chain stores and ways to reduce food packaging. Bathroom: Sustainable beauty routine. Recycling: Ingenious ways to repurpose old clothing and how to recycle small metals, like razor blades. Compost: The basics of composting. And much more! An Almost Zero Waste Life will change the way you see the world around you, how you consume, and how you think about waste for a healthier planet and happier you.

Sustain 50 Easy Tips for a Cleaner, Greener, Plastic-Free Home

Sustain 50 Easy Tips for a Cleaner, Greener, Plastic-Free Home

Author: Christina Strutt Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/03/2020

How to live a more sustainable life and create a calmer, healthier, eco-friendly home without using plastics. Making small lifestyle changes can make a big difference to our planet. Sustain is full of advice and information to help you take a more eco-friendly path. Recycling, reusing and shopping at farmers' markets are a good start, but cutting down on the use of poisonous chemicals is just as important - it's perfectly possible to clean a house using nothing more than lemons, bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and plain water. Old-fashioned tips passed down through generations are complemented by newer ideas and innovations. As you move toward greener alternatives, why not try growing some of your own vegetables, fruit and herbs, and use them to make jams, oils and chutneys using the handy tips. Make beauty preparations and bath oils, too, for soothing, effective treatments to enhance everyday health and wellbeing. There are lots of ways to make do and mend, and by taking care of your clothes and not participating in fast fashion you will contribute less to the environmental impact of the fashion industry. Becoming eco-friendly just takes some readjustment; and by following the advice in this invaluable guide you will find yourself living a calmer, greener life.

Living Off the Grid The Practical Guide to Sustainable Energy

Living Off the Grid The Practical Guide to Sustainable Energy

Author: Alan Bridgewater Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2020

Cut your energy bills, stop relying on fossil fuels, and reduce your carbon footprint. Living Off the Grid is the essential guide to making sustainable energy work for your home, with practical options that fit your house, lifestyle, and budget. Packed with straightforward explanations and clear color photographs, it provides valuable tips on sourcing, conserving, and storing energy. Alan and Gill Bridgewater offer expert advice on what will work for specific types of homes, with up-to-date information on the latest technology, codes, and standards. Seven types of off-grid energy are explored--including solar, wind, wood fuel, geothermal, water, gas, and bioenergy--and potential off-grid solutions are suggested for a variety of scenarios. Whether your dwelling is large or small, urban or rural, you'll find viable off-grid energy alternatives here to consider.

Mind Your Manors Tried-and-True British Household Cleaning Tips

Mind Your Manors Tried-and-True British Household Cleaning Tips

Author: Lucy Lethbridge Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2020

British estates were known to be the epitome of cleanliness with their white-glove perfection. Through her meticulous research on servants, Lucy Lethbridge gleaned much knowledge about how these homes were made to gleam over almost two centuries, from the Victorian through the Edwardian years and beyond. The majority of household tasks were done with basic ingredients like lemon juice, white vinegar, and bicarbonate of soda, which feel very modern in their display of frugality and ecological soundness. Tea leaves were used to freshen up rugs and stewed rhubarb to remove rust stains. Here, Lethbridge reveals these old-fashioned and almost-forgotten techniques that made British households sparkle before the use of complicated contraptions and a spray for every surface. A treasury of advice from servants' memoirs and housekeeping guides, and illustrated with charming art from period advertising and domestic classics, Mind Your Manors is the perfect book for all those who want to put time-tested cleaning methods to work.

Downsizing the Blended Home When Two Households Become One

Downsizing the Blended Home When Two Households Become One

Author: Marni Jameson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

A book to help those who are merging their hearts, lives, and homes. When merging households, one plus one needs to equal . . . one. The path toward that fundamental fact, however, is not so easy. Since something's got to give--and you don't want it to be the relationship--Downsizing the Blended Home is here to help you meet the challenge of figuring out what to keep, what to let go of, and what to create together. With the same warm, narrative tone that made Downsizing the Family Home such a success--and using her own story of marriage and merger in midlife as a backdrop--Marni Jameson guides you through the turf wars and transitions, so you understand what matters and what doesn't, and can discover a style that suits you both. Along the way she interviews psychologists, designers, and couples who've made it through the process, passing along tips, tricks, and marriage-bolstering advice. The wise advice includes If you want to transform a space from me to we, the fastest, cheapest way is with paint. Look around you for the five or so nonnegotiable items that ground you, items that tether you so you're not adrift. Give those a place in your remodeled space and build on them. The old marital bed is a charged item, as are family photos of the former spouse or partner. A new bed is ideal, and new bedding is a must. Injecting a contemporary rug or piece of art, or a modern lamp or sculpture is a safe way to start moving toward modern in a room full of traditional furnishings. A blend in the master bedroom is especially important. If her bedroom is pink and purple, and his is burgundy and tan, a new gender-neutral color scheme is in order. Buying furniture together is a great way to invest in your look and your future. Start with something big in your combined style.

Chat Magazine Blimey That's Clever

Chat Magazine Blimey That's Clever

Author: Chat Magazine, John Blake Publishing Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2019

Hot off the pages of Chat magazine, thousands of handy household hints and tips. They're easy, they're clever and most importantly, they work! Don't you just love it when you discover a simple solution to what is normally a tricky or time consuming task? This fantastic book is crammed with a selection of invaluable ideas which do just that. Every one is thought up by real and ordinary people who are just trying to make their life that little bit easier. Whatever problem is nagging at you, this book probably holds an easier, faster, cheaper or more effective alternative! Don't risk biting into a toast soldier dipped in a gone off egg! Before you cook your eggs, try out this foolproof test. Place them in a pan of cool, salted water. If they sink, they're fresh. If they float, they're off. Struggling to get your kids to eat their veg? Try making magic food! Serve up blue carrots, red peas, and purple potatoes. A few drops of food colouring will ensure empty plates every time! To remove stubborn dried on stains from tricky dishes such as Bolognese, rub a squirt of anti-dandruff shampoo into your clothes before you wash them. So have a browse through these handy hints - you never know you may even come up with some of your own along the way!

How To Clean Your House at Christmas

How To Clean Your House at Christmas

Author: Queen of Clean Lynsey Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

'A cracker of a book packed with tips - you'll feel instantly organised.' Aggie MacKenzie Revised edition of How to Clean Your House, updated with a new Christmas section. Do you find household chores getting on top of you, even more so in December? Want to get ahead in the run up to the festive season? Let the Queen of Clean show you how to take control of your house and your Christmas to-do list. Packed with eco-friendly cleaning products, and featuring her monthly routines and easy step-by-step guides, this festive edition includes a bumper Christmas section full of cleaning tips and home hacks to see you through the party season and take on even the most daunting tasks to leave you with a clean, calm and happy home. It's the ultimate guide that shows you how to stay on top of all the housework and leave you with time to put your feet up with a glass of mulled wine.