Spring Cleaning



Spring is here and with the new season, many people turn to their spring cleaning projects around their home.

But has your old routine gotten boring?  Are you looking for some new ideas to invigorate the way your clean around your home?  We’ve got some great book suggestions that can help you restore your home and clean your house.  All of these are available in print at our library.  Check some of them out now for some great ideas.





Clean Green:  Tips and Recipes For Naturally Clean, More Sustainable Home

Jen Chillingsworth


What is in my cleaning products? Are these chemicals bad for my health? How do I reduce the amount of plastic in my home? These are questions we should all be asking when it comes to cleaning.

Cleaning is something we all have to do, whether we enjoy it or not. In supermarkets we are bombarded with the sheer number of plastic products available that clean anything and everything. However, these products contain a cocktail of chemicals that can have a severe effect on our health and the environment we live in.

Clean Green will show you how to tackle each room and cleaning task in a natural way. Featuring a collection of eco-friendly recipes to make your own hand wash, dishwashing liquid, stain remover, toilet cleaner, air freshener, and more. Learn how to create your own products that are safer to use and keep your home sparkling clean.

Small steps. Big changes.






Minimalism Room by Room:  A Customized Plan to Declutter Your Home and Simplify Your Life

Elizabeth Enright Phillips


Minimalism minimized—the easy room-by-room guide

Imagine the life you’ve always wanted. Neat. Tidy. Free from unwanted clutter and surrounded by peace, calm, and serenity. Now you can learn how to love your space more by owning less and organizing the rest. Minimalism Room by Room is an essential guide for streamlining your life—one room (and one mess) at a time.

By cultivating minimalism, you can focus on what matters most like your loved ones, traveling, and making lasting memories together. Minimalism Room by Room delivers easy, actionable strategies so you can save time and money, and get on the path to living simpler. Take a deep breath. It’s time to start sorting.

This essential beginner’s guide to minimalism includes:

Make room: room-by-room—Learn how to tackle cleaning challenges in every part of your home—the kid’s room, the kitchen and dining room, the master suite, and more. Even small spaces like studio apartments are covered! Practical makes perfect—Get useful minimalism tips and tricks, including money-saving, sustainability, and attitude adjustments. Live with less (and love it!)—Powerful tools like checklists, sorting guides, and tracking sheets help you plan and stay focused along the way.

Discover how you can live your best life—with less—by embracing minimalism.






Practical Tidiness:  How to Clear Your Clutter and Make Space for the Important Things in Life, A Room by Room Guide

Martha Roberts


Do you yearn to be surrounded by tidiness? Do you wish you could spend your days enjoying your home rather than endlessly searching through boxes, drawers and cupboards for something you’d hope to find in an instant? If so, you’re not alone. Tidiness is both a physical entity and a frame of mind. It’s a global craze tapping into the human need for order, calm and sanctuary in a busy world. It takes time and effort to get organized through tidiness principles, but the results can be lifechanging. Tidiness isn’t just about the physical act of putting things where we feel they ought to be: it’s also about how order can help us be the very best version of ourselves.This inspired handbook gives practical pointers on how to start, working through your home room by room to find new systems and order in your life in a individual, personal way.






Food 52: Your Do-Anything Kitchen: The Trusty Guide to a Smarter, Tidier, Happier Space

Food 52


The ultimate guide to the kitchen from Food52–the award-winning kitchen and home destination–filled with ideas for creating, organizing, and enjoying everyone’s favorite room in the house.

The first step to better, happier cooking? Setting up a tip-top kitchen. We’re talking one that’s stocked with essential tools and ingredients, organized so everything you need is close at hand, and sparkling-clean from floor to ceiling. Food52 is here to make it happen. Your Do-Anything Kitchen gathers the smartest ideas and savviest tricks from the Food52 community and test kitchen to help you transform your space into its very best self.

If you’re ready for a top-to-bottom kitchen revamp, this handbook’s got you covered–but it’s packed with small-but-mighty upgrades, too. Stick with us, and you’ll get to know which cooking tools are must-haves, discover new pantry staples for on-a-whim meals, and learn tons of tips to make your fridge (freezer, too!) work even harder for you. You’ll find strategies for tidying storage-container clutter and arranging all your cooking gadgets–and while you’re at it, maximizing precious drawer and counter space. Once you’ve gotten your kitchen in order, you can start cooking with a new spring in your step, thanks to a handy how-to on knife skills and a mini-guide to mise en place. A chapter chock-full of cleaning advice will keep your kitchen at its spiffiest.

Throughout, you’ll get tours of real-life, super-functional home kitchens from cookbook authors, chefs, bakers, and more. Armed with a choose-your-own-adventure meal-prep planner, helpful charts on the art of speedy, streamlined dinners, and a game-changing cleaning checklist, you’ll whiz through your routine like the efficiency expert you now are. So whether you’re putting together your very first kitchen or looking to spruce up a well-loved space, Your Do-Anything Kitchen will turn it into the greatest-possible place to cook–and spend time.






Simply Living Well: A Guide to Creating a Natural, Low-Waste Home

Julia Watkins


Recipes, DIY projects, and inspiration for a beautiful and low-waste life, from the creator of @simply.living.well on Instagram

In this timely and motivational guide, author Julia Watkins shares rituals, recipes, and projects for living simply and sustainably at home. For every area of your household—kitchen, cleaning, wellness, bath, and garden—Julia shows you how to eliminate wasteful packaging, harmful ingredients, and disposable items. Practical checklists outline easy swaps (instead of disposable sponges, opt for biodegradable sponges or Swedish dishcloths; choose a bamboo toothbrush over a plastic one) and sustainable upgrades for common household tools and products. Projects include scrap apple cider vinegar, wool dryer balls, kitchen bowl covers and cloth produce bags, non-toxic dryer sheets, all-purpose citrus cleaner, herbal tinctures and balms, and more, plus recipes for package-free essentials like homemade nut milk, hummus, ketchup, salad dressings, and veggie stock






How to Clean Your House and Tidy Up Your Life

Lynsey Crombie


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.





Decluttering for Dummies

Jane Stoller


The book that cuts through the clutter of decluttering

Modern life has produced so much clutter that the thought of packed closets, attics filled with storage bins, and rental units specifically used to store odds and ends produces its own stress. The decluttering movement offers solutions for those interested in reducing the amount of stuff in their life and embrace a more minimalist, tidier lifestyle.

Professional organizer Jane Stoller helps you bypass the stress of a tidying project by offering simple, proven methods for organizing every space in your life—even your mind!

Build a new mindset for minimalist living Declutter your home, office, and digital life Develop new routines for a tidier life Establish minimalist practices

From adopting a decluttering mindset to finding new homes for unwanted items, this is the book you’ll need to keep handy after the big cleanup!



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