Best Home Cleaning, Caretaking & Relocating Books
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1. The Home Edit Workbook: Prompts, Activities, and Gold Stars to Help You Contain the Chaos
Author: by Clea Shearer
Published at: Clarkson Potter; Workbook edition (March 2, 2021)
The New York Times bestselling authors of The Home Edit and stars of the Netflix series Get Organized with The Home Edit present 52 home-editing challenges and activities to get you motivated and organizing every room of your house. Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin are back with a fun, practical workbook to jumpstart your home organization.
Here are 52 challenges for every roomfrom clearing out a junk drawer to measuring your cabinet for storage bins to arranging the apps on your phone by color. The workbook is structured so you can tackle one challenge a week or breeze through your whole home in a few months, featuring: Space for writing checklists, shopping lists, and to-do lists Activities that help you accomplish your goals at your own pace Writing prompts for capturing memories connected to the things you own and love Helpful organization tips and tricks Plus, gold star stickers for rewarding yourself along the way!
2. The Home Edit Life: The No-Guilt Guide to Owning What You Want and Organizing Everything
Author: by Clea Shearer
Published at: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (September 15, 2020)
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The authors of The Home Edit and stars of the Netflix series Get Organized with The Home Edit teach you how to apply their genius, holistic approach to your work life, on-the-go necessities, and technology. At home or on the go, you don’t have to live like a minimalist to feel happy and calm.
The Home Edit mentality is all about embracing your lifewhether you’re a busy mom, a roommate living with three, or someone who’s always traveling for work. You just need to know how to set up a system that works for you.
In the next phase of the home organizing craze, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin go beyond the pantry and bookshelf to show you how to contain the chaos in all aspects of your life, from office space and holiday storage to luggage and pet supplies.
Get to know your organizing style, tailor it to your family’s lifestyle, and lead the low-guilt life as you apply more genius ideas to every aspect of your life. Clea and Joanna are here to remind you that it’s okay to own things in the quest for pretty and smart spaces.
3. Beautifully Organized: A Guide to Function and Style in Your Home
Author: by Nikki Boyd
Published at: Paige Tate & Co; Illustrated edition (April 2, 2019)
Professional organizer Nikki Boyd has a gift of transforming a space into a captivating work of art. She sprinkles a little bit of glam and a whole lot of functionality into every space she touches. Toni Hammersley, A Bowl Full of Lemons, Author of The Complete Book of Home Organization In Beautifully Organized: A Guide to Function and Style in Your Home, Nikki Boyd shares her best advice for how to create an organized, beautiful, and welcoming home.
Nikki developed and honed her five essential steps to an organized home through her experience working as a professional organizer. In Beautifully Organized, Nikki teaches you to: Assess your home to transform the spaces within to enhance your lifestyleDeclutter and curate your possessions to keep what is useful and meaningfulClean with efficiency, adding an element of pleasure to everyday tasksOrganize so you can find what you need, when you need itBeautify and decorate to create a welcoming atmosphere for family and friendsIt is my belief that an organized home guarantees a beautiful and fulfilling life.
4. The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals
Author: by Clea Shearer
Published at: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (March 19, 2019)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the stars of the Netflix series Get Organized with The Home Edit (with a serious fan club that includes Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Mindy Kaling), here is an accessible, room-by-room guide to establishing new order in your home.
A master class on how to arrange even your most unattractive belongingsand spacesin an aesthetically pleasing and easy-to-navigate way. Glamour (10 Books to Help You Live Your Best Life)Believe this: every single space in your house has the potential to function efficiently and look great.
The mishmash of summer and winter clothes in the closet?Yep. Even the dreaded junk drawer?Consider it done. And the best news: it’s not hard to doin fact, it’s a lot of fun. From the home organizers who made their orderly eye candy the method that everyone swears by comes Joanna and Clea’s signature approach to decluttering.
The Home Edit walks you through paring down your belongings in every room, arranging them in a stunning and easy-to-find way (hello, labels!, and maintaining the system so you don’t need another do-over in six months. When you’re done, you’ll not only know exactly where to find things, but you’ll also love the way it looks.
5. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
Author: by Marie Kondō
Published at: Ten Speed Press; 1st edition (October 14, 2014)
IntroductionIn this book, I have summed up how to put your space in order in a way that will change your life forever.Impossible? A common response and not surprising, considering that almost everyone has experienced a rebound effect at least once, if not multiple times, after tidying.
Have you ever tidied madly, only to find that all too soon your home or workspace is cluttered again? If so, let me share with you the secret of success. Start by discarding. Then organize your space, thoroughly, completely, in one go.
If you adopt this approachthe KonMari Methodyou’ll never revert to clutter again. Although this approach contradicts conventional wisdom, everyone who completes my private course has successfully kept their house in orderwith unexpected results. Putting their house in order positively affects all other aspects of their lives, including work and family.
Having devoted more than 80 percent of my life to this subject, I know that tidying can transform your life. Does it still sound too good to be true? If your idea of tidying is getting rid of one unnecessary item a day or cleaning up your room a little at a time, then you are right.
6. Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills (Back to Basics Guides)
Author: by Abigail Gehring
Published at: Skyhorse; 4th edition (October 14, 2014)
Over 200,000 copies soldfully updated! Dye your own wool, raise chickens, make your own cheddar cheese, build a log cabin, and much much more. Anyone who wants to learn basic living skillsthe kind employed by our forefathersand adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide.
Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast-food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle. Now newly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations in Back to Basics will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese.
The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead. More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamerseven if you live in a city apartment, you will find your imagination sparked, and there’s no reason why you can’t, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug.
7. In Case You Get Hit by a Bus: How to Organize Your Life Now for When You're Not Around Later
Author: by Abby Schneiderman
Published at: Workman Publishing Company (December 22, 2020)
A step-by-step program for getting your life in order, so you’re prepared for the unexpected. The odds of getting hit by a bus are 495,000 to 1. But the odds that you’re going to die some day?Exactly. Even the most disorganized among us can take control of our on- and off-line details so our loved ones won’t have to scramble later.
The experts at Everplans, a leading company in digital life planning, make it possible in this essential and easy-to-follow book. Breaking the task down into three levels, from the most urgent (like granting access to passwords), to the technical (creating a manual for the systems in your home), to the nostalgic (assembling a living memory), this clear, step-by-step program not only removes the anxiety and stress from getting your life in order, it’s actually liberating.
And deeply satisfying, knowing that you’re leaving the best parting gift imaginable. When you finish this book, you will have:A system for managing all your passwords and secret codesOrganized your money and assets, bills and debtsA complete understanding of all the medical directives and legal documents you needincluding Wills, Powers of Attorney, and TrustsA plan for meaningful photos, recipes, and family heirloomsRecords of your personal history, interests, beliefs, and life lessonsAn instruction manual for your home and vehiclesYour funeral planned and obituary written (if you’re up for it)
8. Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre
Author: by Brett L. Markham
Published at: Skyhorse; Illustrated edition (April 1, 2010)
Start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less, provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income. Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acreand earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require.
Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything you need to know to get started: buying and saving seeds, starting seedlings, establishing raised beds, soil fertility practices, composting, dealing with pest and disease problems, crop rotation, farm planning, and much more.
Because self-sufciency is the objective, subjects such as raising backyard chickens and home canning are also covered along with numerous methods for keeping costs down and production high. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with photographs, tables, diagrams, and illustrations.
9. Martha Stewart's Very Good Things: Clever Tips & Genius Ideas for an Easier, More Enjoyable Life
Author: by Martha Stewart
Published at: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (January 5, 2021)
Hundreds of clever tips, solutions, and easy ways to elevate every day, from America’s most trusted lifestyle authority, in one must-have handbook Inside these pages Martha shares all her best good thingsthe original life hacks for the hometo make your life easier, more fun, more delicious, and more efficient.
These practical tricks cover all areas of Martha’s domestic expertise, including decorating, organizing, homekeeping, cooking, entertaining, and celebrating. From clever ways to solve common problems (use file folder dividers to organize cutting boards and sheet pans in your cabinets) to time-saving tricks (keep a pail stocked with cleaning supplies for easy access and portability to stress reducers (color-code kids’ bathroom gear to make mornings less hectic), every one of these ideas will make you wonder, Why didn’t I think of that?
Also included are ways to use what you have (a Parmesan cheese rind will add great flavor to soup), streamline your stuff (use certain kitchen tools for many different purposes), or just make life a little more luxurious (add elegance to your table with DIY place cards).
10. Deluxe Recipe Binder – Favorite Recipes (Chalkboard)
Author: by New Seasons
Published at: New Seasons (September 1, 2017)
Keep your recipes in one place and cook in style with this all-inclusive recipe binder! 50 pre-formatted recipe pages (recipes not included)2 splash guards6 tabbed dividers1 matching notepad3 matching magnetsCooking hints and tips10-1/4 x 11-1/2 inches Makes a great gift!
Extra recipe sheets available for purchase: Deluxe Recipe Binder Refill Pack – Favorite Recipes (Chalkboard) – ISBN-13: 978-1645585268 *
11. Inspire Your Home: Easy Affordable Ideas to Make Every Room Glamorous
Author: by Farah Merhi
Published at: Tiller Press; Illustrated edition (October 22, 2019)
Instagram star and founder of Inspire Me! Home Dcor shares her creative and elegant interior design secrets so you can create a glamorous yet cozy home without spending a fortune. Farah Merhi launched Inspire Me! Home Decor in 2012 as a creative outlet during a transitional time in her life.
Farah was about to graduate college and planned to attend law school. Going through the motions and feeling unfulfilled in her career choice, she built up the courage to face her truth. Taking time off to figure herself out, Farah, through a remodel project in her home, had her ah-ha moment.
The importance of taking care of your home, specifically in the way you clean, organize, and design, was instilled in her at a young age, but she didn’t realize how much of an impact her upbringing had until she owned her own home.
Farah knew she had found her passion and calling, and was determined to inspire home owners to live their best lives in their homes. Farah believes that taking care of your home is essential to your peace of mind. Her design style is elegant and glamorous but infused with warmth and coziness, creating a welcoming feel with neutral color palletes, soft and inviting fabrics, and exquisite design details that can work in any room.
12. Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook: Declutter and Organize your Home and Life with over 100 Checklists and Worksheets (Plus Free Full Downloads) (Home Decorating Journal) (Clutterbug)
Author: by Cassandra Aarssen
Published at: Mango; Workbook edition (January 2, 2018)
Host of HGTV’s HOT MESS HOUSE# 1 Best Seller in Home Improvements ReferenceDeclutter Your Home, Declutter Your LifeOrganize your life. Do you dream of getting organized, but have no idea where to start? Cluttered Mess to Organized Success: Declutter and Organize your Home and Life with over 100 Checklists and Worksheets offers you everything you need to organize your home, family and your time.
This book not only provides helpful tips and advice, but it is jam packed with over 100 worksheets, forms, labels, schedules and everything else you need to organize your life. Declutter your way to happiness. Cassandra Aarssen is a Professional Organizer and creator of the successful blog and YouTube channel, ClutterBug.
After struggling for years with chaos and clutter, Cassandra transformed her home and her life through organization. She now shares her favorite organizing tips, tricks and secrets in order to help others declutter their way to happiness. Cassandra’s debut book, Real Life Organizing has been inspiring families from all over the world to get control of their clutter and fall in love with their home all over again.
13. Busy Family Bill Organizer
Author: by New Seasons
Published at: New Seasons (July 1, 2008)
Keep your bills organized! Includes 12 pockets with charts. Each chart includes a blank title space to fill in the month or label you chose. Charts columns are labeled: Bill, Amount, Due Date, and Date Paid.Spiral bound.
14. Martha Stewart's Organizing: The Manual for Bringing Order to Your Life, Home & Routines
Author: by Martha Stewart
Published at: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Illustrated edition (January 7, 2020)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The star of the hit Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up helps you visualize your ideal lifestyle. Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo has revolutionized homesand livesacross the world.
Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to usingher acclaimed KonMari Method to create a joy-filled home that works the way you need it to. Spark Joy features step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks, plus drawings of perfectly organized drawers and closets.
Kondo also answers frequently asked questions, such as whether to keep necessary items that may not bring you joy. With guidance on specific categories including kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, hobby goods, digital photos, and even building your own personal power spot in your home, this comprehensive companion is sure to spark joy in anyone who wants to simplify their life.
16. The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter
Author: by Margareta Magnusson
Published at: Scribner (January 2, 2018)
A charming, practical, and unsentimental approach to putting a home in order while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a long life. In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called dstdning, d meaning death and stdning meaning cleaning.
This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner than later, before others have to do it for you. In The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs readers to embrace minimalism.
Her radical and joyous method for putting things in order helps families broach sensitive conversations, and makes the process uplifting rather than overwhelming. Margareta suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of (unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you’d ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children’s art projects).