Practical storage solutions for reducing annoying clutter throughout the home.
Calgary Herald - Lisa KadaneGet inspired with gorgeous ideas for your living spaces while becoming more organized in the process. That's the idea behind a new book by Daniela Santos Quartino: 200 Tips For De-cluttering Room by Room, including Outdoor Spaces and Eco Tips (Firefly Books Ltd., 799 pages, $39.95 hardcover). The thick tome features bullet-sized tips for all rooms in the house with gorgeous colour photographs that illustrate each decluttering idea. But be forewarned: not only will the book motivate you to pare down and clean up, you'll find yourself coveting new bathroom fixtures, living room furniture and maybe even a brand new kitchen configuration.
Canadian House and Home - Catherine MacintoshIf you can't get enough of clever design, this hefty book packs a punch in terms of volume. With nearly 800 image-heavy pages of ingenious rooms and furniture, it could help even hopeless pack rats overcome storage issues in style. Best section: Nearly 100 pages of gorgeous and unique bathroom designs.
Escarpment ViewsIt's a beautiful book, very thick at 799 pages, with gorgeous, full-colour photos on every page. It's organized in useful sections on kitchens, home offices, bedrooms, hallways and more.
Family ChronicleWhether you have some idea of how and where your ancestors lived or at a total loss about how to start your research, renowned genealogist Anthony Adolph shows you how to unravel your family history generation by generation and how to unlock your search when the trail goes cold. Tracing Your Irish Family History gives you an expert helping hand in retracing your family's past. Also includes Irish names, Milesius and pedigrees, heraldry and more; hundreds of archival photographs and documents; Irish resources, documents, terms and archives.
Homes and CottagesAlmost every household suffers from some degree of clutter and lack of organization or storage. Daniela Santos Quartino provides solutions (200 of them) to tackle typical storage problems, in an easy-to-navigate, room by room basis. From clothing in the bedroom to toys, remotes and books in the family room, Quartino seeks to combat each problem with a practical design feature that can be put to immediate use. Eco-friendly tips are also included, with green materials suggested, and directions for establishing ecologically sound household routines given. Full-colour photographs are used throughout to show the beautiful and orderly results of de-cluttering.
La Maison Anglaise (Quebec City)For those of you who are Irish, here is a gem of a book. Not only does it actually help you to know where and how to find information on your ancestors around the world, it is in itself a mini history of the Irish people's migrations. It explains how and why they moved, and more importantly, where to find the records. It is a must-have for anyone looking for their Irish roots.
Style at HomeIs your small space overflowing? Discover clutter-busting strategies and clever storage ideas (exposed storage creates the illusion of more space, and also forces you to keep it neat) so everything has its place. Get room --by-room, outdoor and eco organizing tips.
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