"Martha Stewart is America's go-to source for organizing, celebrating, cleaning, decorating, and any number of other life skills. Whether it's setting the table, carving a pumpkin, or fixing a leaky faucet, these are the time-tested, Martha-approved strategies for frequent challenges and basic how-to knowledge that everyone should have at the ready. Also included are plenty of solutions for not-so-common conundrums, such as how to reupholster a chair or even groom a cat. With hundreds of expert tips and useful insights, this manual will show you how to do (almost) everything--the Martha way."--Back cover.
An authoritative handbook by the domestic-lifestyle expert shares hundreds of ideas and instructions for homemaker skills, from transporting a decorated cake and folding an American flag to playing a classic lawn game and bathing a cat.
The time-tested, Martha-approved strategies in this book will help you organize, celebrate, clean, decorate... and any number of other life skills. -- adapted from back cover
ORGANIZE. The golden rules of organizing ; How to organize ... Entryways ; Closets ; Bathrooms ; Kitchens ; Laundry rooms ; Home offices ; Kids' rooms ; Garages ; Tag sales -- FIX AND MAINTAIN. The all-purpose toolbox ; How to fix and maintain ... Faucets ; Drains ; Toilets ; Tile grout ; Shower heads ; Drafts ; Window screens ; Walls ; Doorknobs ; Wood floors ; Floorboards ; Wood furniture ; Fireplaces ; Windowpanes ; Gutters -- REFRESH AND EMBELLISH. Size up your spaces ; How to ... Hang anything ; Arrange art ; Create a gallery wall ; Install shelves ; Display a collection ; Paint walls and ceilings ; Paint floors ; Apply wallpaper ; Paint furniture ; Re-cover a chair ; Choose the right rug ; Position lighting ; Hang curtains ; Mount shades and blinds -- CLEAN. Establish good habits ; How to clean ... Kitchens ; Bathrooms ; Floors, rugs, and carpets ; Walls ; Windows ; Upholstery ; Electronics -- LAUNDER. Stain removal ; How to ... Wash clothes ; Line-dry laundry ; Handwash woolens ; Iron ; Mend ; Care for bedding -- CRAFT AND CREATE. Create a craft space ; Sew: how-to. Sew three garments from one pattern ; Sew girls' sundresses ; Sew an apron with hidden seams ; Sew tassels ; Sew pom-poms ; Sew hat embellishments ; Sew tote bags ; Sew fabric flowers ; Sew a duvet cover -- Knit: how-to. Knit mittens ; Knit hats and scarves ; Knit a blanket -- Embroider: how-to. Embroider a pillow ; Embroider a blouse ; Embroider samplers ; Embroider friendship bracelets -- Quilt: how-to -- GARDEN AND GROW. The garden toolkit ; How to ... Get the most out of your yard ; Compost in (and for) the garden ; Plant flowers ; Grow roses ; Winterize your plants ; Attract birds, bees, and butterflies ; Grow trees ; Grow a vegetable garden ; Grow container plants ; Grow houseplants ; Grow succulents ; Care for a lawn -- HOST AND ENTERTAIN. Set up a home bar ; How to ... Serve wine ; Create a cheese board ; Host a weekend brunch ; Throw a cocktail party ; Plan a dinner party ; Set a table ; Host house guests -- ENJOY. Pack for a picnic ; How to ... Hang a hammock ; Practice meditation and yoga ; Play lawn games ; Hang a tire swing ; Ride a bike ; Build a fire (inside and out) -- COOK. Put old tools to new uses ; How to ... Buy and store fresh produce ; Make the most of your freezer ; Save the scraps ; Prep ingredients ; Master the methods ; Solve kitchen conundrums ; Brush up on baking skills ; Frost a cake -- CELEBRATE. Create festive tags, ties, and toppers ; How to celebrate ... A kid's birthday ; Valentine's day ; Passover ; Easter ; Independence Day ; Halloween ; Thanksgiving ; Christmas ; Hanukkah ; New Year's Eve -- CARE FOR PETS. Welcome a new pet ; How to ... Make your home pet-proof ; Keep your pet healthy ; Nurture pets ; Tackle problem behaviors ; Provide seasonal care ; Groom your pet ; Keep a clean house with pets ; Travel with pets
Organize -- Fix and maintain -- Refresh and embellish -- Clean -- Launder -- Craft and create -- Grow and garden -- Host and entertain -- Enjoy -- Cook -- Celebrate -- Care for pets
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