Clean It Up, Clear It Out, and Keep Your Life Clutter-Free
Author: Rita Emmett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: House & Home
The Clutter Busting Handbook is a streamlined guide to uncluttering your life from the best-selling author of The Procrastinator's Handbook.We are the clutter generation, inundated by a seemingly daily or weekly influx of clothes, accessories, gadgets, catalogs, mail, and e-mail. Clutter crowds our lives, is a chief source of stress, contributes to sidetracked dreams and opportunities, and can cause guilt and anxiety. If clutter is a problem in your life, then Rita Emmett-herself a reformed clutterer-can help you tame it. The Clutter-Busting Handbook is a concise, energizing guide giving readers insight and direction as well as proven tips, methods, and strategies that will change lives for the better. Emmett reveals: - the four primary causes of clutter - that cluttering is a habit that can be broken - the powerful connection between clutter and procrastination - how to help a pack rat part with unneeded objects - how to prevent clutter from returning, forever. As entertaining as she is helpful, Emmett offers practical advice on separating what you need or truly want from what you have been hanging onto for the wrong reasons. Her combination of experience and good humor-based on her hundreds of seminars and advice received from people all over the country-will win over the most reluctant convert.
A Handbook for the Overworked, Overscheduled, and Overwhelmed
Author: Rita Emmett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
How often do you think to yourself "So much to do and so little time"? Rita Emmett can not give you more minutes in an hour or more hours in a day, but she does offer help with the "so much to do" part. The key is not time management but "stuff" management--all those things to do, people to see, commitments and obligations to fulfill. And mismanaging all that to-do stuff is what leads to stress. We often have little control over the demands made upon us, yet we can control our reaction or response. That's where the management of stress must start. Stress is neither good nor bad: your response to it is what can be harmful. In Rita Emmett's signature style that combines quick, easy-to-digest tips and infectious good humor, Manage Your Time to Reduce Your Stress gives readers positive ways to handle stress; examines how stress impacts our physical, mental, and emotional health; how to clarify your values and prioritize activities based on what is important. Spending time doing things that are incongruent with your values makes you feel frustrated and stressed out. Striving for perfection, being overly competitive, and job insecurity are some of the other reasons you feel overburdened and overwhelmed. Rita Emmett draws on the stories of many people who have e-mailed or written her or spoken to her after her seminars; readers will identify not only with their problems but can find common ground in Rita's strategies that have worked for them.
Banish the mess at home with this unique room-by-room, zone-by-zone, clutter-busting guide! A full-color illustrated reference--with a hidden spiral and tabs for easy access to each subject--the book contains invaluable advice on making real changes to transform the way one uses space forever.
Best-selling parenting guru Michele Borba, the mother of three, has surveyed 5,000 mothers for their experience and wisdom in raising happier, more confident kids by returning to a more natural, authentic kind of mothering. She shares 12 top secrets of successful moms culled from her research and shows how to apply them to your family. You’ll learn how to... Apply the 12 essential principles that child experts and 5,000 parents say matter most in good mothering Raise children with confidence, resilience, and character Create a customized mothering plan and use it so it leads to success with your child Cut the guilt and reduce the stress by sticking to what really counts in parenting good kids today Discover simple ways to make big differences in your family’s life
New Technologies and Emerging Spaces of Care provides the latest practice-oriented qualitative research and innovative conceptual discussions of how health and health care systems are currently dealing with complex transformations and varied reforms. Exploring and analysing the social and cultural impact of new technologies, this book examines the societal relevance of new technologies of care and the manner in which technological innovations configure and reconfigure institutionalized spaces of care. It addresses issues of social control, accountability, surveillance and disciplining; diverging patterns of inclusion and exclusion; new relations and subjectivities of patients and care givers; the relation between private and public forms of care and the practices and concerns generated by new technologies at the individual as well as the societal level. Presenting sophisticated theoretical discussions and detailed empirical case studies, New Technologies and Emerging Spaces of Care analyses, compares and evaluates on a transnational level the role and impact of (assistive) technologies for elderly and disabled people on the concepts and practices of spaces of care. A critical understanding of contemporary practices of care, that cuts through the growing conceptual barriers between social and medical models of care studies, this book will be of interest to those interested in new technologies, health care and social space of care. Specifically, it will appeal to scholars of science and technology studies, medical sociology and the sociology of the body, social inequality and exclusion, health and care studies, gerontology and disability studies.
Rein in the chaos and regain control of your space. Whether you live in a small space or a large one, Real Simple has the best why-didn't-I-think-of-that advice for creatingãand keepingãan easy, stylish, organized home. This practical and inspiring handbook covers everything from how to pare down to cleaning in way less time; from savvy storage solutions to apps that make organizing a snap; from handy checklists and cheat sheets to the most useful products. Organize Every Room is a clutter-busting, timesaving, space-maximizing road map to simplifying your life and creating a happier home.
"Everyone is a genius. But if a fish is judged by how well it climbs trees, it will live its entire life feeling stupid". This quote, attributed to Albert Einstein, is the theme of Farkle Shark, You Are Not Stupid. Farkle Shark was feeling blue. His big sister Sparkle criticized the way he talked. But when Big Bully Boy called him stupid because he can't climb trees, Sparkle jumped to her brother's defense. Her advice, followed by a wild adventure, changed his attitude ... and his life. This fun and funny book will bring on laughs, cheers and an understanding of important life lessons about bullies and feeling stupid. (Haven't we all felt that way some time in our lives?) Four to eight-year-olds and beginning readers will love Farkle's story. Don't put off scrolling to the top and clicking the "Buy" button. You and your child will delight in reading it over and over.
Available in a handy flexibind edition, a time-saving stress-busting manual featuring 100 simple, ingenious ways to clear the clutter in your house and your life from the author of Life Hacks and Dad Hacks. We like our stuff, but sometimes things can get messy. We want a neat, inviting home, but time isn’t always on our side—and the effort can be overwhelming. Now, the master of hacks, Dan Marshall provides tricks, shortcuts, and ideas to help de-clutter and solve everyday annoyances. "Life hacking refers to any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency," he explains. "In other words, anything that solves an everyday problem in an inspired, ingenious matter." In Tidy Hacks he shares inventive ways to reuse, recycle, and reclaim your tidy home. Don’t throw away those breakfast grapefruit halves—add a little salt and use them to clean your oven. Is space tight in the bathroom? Use hanging tiered fruit and vegetable baskets from the shower rod to stow shower toys and shampoo. Are your shoes looking a little dull and scuffed? Rub the pithy side of a banana skin over the scuffed leather. Instead of tossing that elastic band into a drawer, wrap it from shoulder to shoulder around a hanger to keep your clothes from slipping to the closet floor. Written with a special focus on simplifying, organizing and storing, Tidy Hacks includes dozens and dozens of inspired ideas for every area of your home (and more), including: Kitchen Hacks Bathroom Hacks Bedroom Hacks Laundry Hacks Garden Hacks Home Office Hacks Multiple Use Hacks Arts and Craft Hacks DIY Hacks An appealing, portable flexibind paperback with rounded corners—in a handy trim size—Tidy Hacks contains simple advice for tackling life’s everyday annoyances. Each tip is fully illustrated and easy to follow, using materials and techniques that are either already on hand or easily attainable. With this invaluable little guide, tidying up is a snap!