Debora Robertson - Declutter - Octopus

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • E-Book £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9780857835741
    • Publication date:18 Oct 2018

Declutter

The get-real guide to creating calm from chaos

By Debora Robertson

  • Paperback
  • £12.99

A guide to decluttering for real people, with real, busy lives.

'I need this book.' - Nigella Lawson


'A chummy guide to clearing your home and head.' - Jack Monroe

Bursting with practical and relatable advice, this book injects enthusiasm, energy and some much-needed humour into the essential task of de-cluttering. Forget the holier-than-thou approach promising a whole new you if you alphabetise your sock drawer - this is decluttering for real people, with real lives. With a refreshingly honest approach, Debora tackles the best ways to deal with domestic dilemmas, cluttered kitchens and crowded cupboards. She includes handy tips and tricks for the average time-poor person. Tasks are broken down into achievable goals and 'quick fixes', allowing even the busiest of people to create, maintain and achieve a tidy home. And it's not just the home she tackles.

Debora helps you banish anxiety and kick-start productivity with '10 de-cluttering commandments' and includes honest advice on how to conquer the fear of change. The busy writer, who has transformed her own cluttered home and mind using these techniques, also explores how best to unclutter your virtual world, from managing social media accounts to balancing email mailing lists.

Biographical Notes

With a background in cookery and gardening, Debora has written guest articles for major publications including the Guardian, the Independent and the Telegraph. Debora also runs her own blog, Licked Spoon, which covers all things food, drink, gardening and home.

Twitter: @lickedspoon
Instagram: @lickedspoon

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780857834843
  • Publication date: 18 Oct 2018
  • Page count: 176
  • Imprint: Kyle Books
Gaia

The Little Book of Resilience

Cheryl Rickman
Authors:
Cheryl Rickman
Mitchell Beazley

Sipsmith: Sip: 100 gin cocktails with only three ingredients

Sipsmith
Authors:
Sipsmith

Cocktails don't need to be complex. In fact, the experts at leading craft distiller Sipsmith firmly believe that a good gin drink needs just three key ingredients - a quality gin; something sweet; and something sour. Abide by that one simple rule and the world is your oyster.Containing 100 recipes for gin cocktails of all kinds, each made of just three basic ingredients - ranging from the classic Negroni and Tom Collins, to some of the many takes on the Martini, and unexpected flavours to suit any occasion.Long or short, bitter or sweet, fruity or sharp and anything in between - Sip contains a wealth of options, with minimum fuss standing between you and the perfect gin cocktail.

Kyle Books

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living

Jane Alexander
Authors:
Jane Alexander
Kyle Books

Take One Tin

Lola Milne
Authors:
Lola Milne
Mitchell Beazley

Higgidy – The Veggie Cookbook

Camilla Stephens
Authors:
Camilla Stephens

In Higgidy: The Veggie Cookbook, the focus is on food for every day - whether that's a comforting pie to plonk on the kitchen table after work and school or a lunchbox-friendly frittata. Alongside Higgidy classics such as Garden Pea and Potato Quiche and Squash Mac and Cheese Pie, you will find ingenious ideas such as a 10-minute Fridge to Frittata. Going beyond the pie and tart, recipes for everything from a One-pan Roast Carrot and Chickpea Traybake to an Artichoke and Butter Bean Salad make this a cookbook you will turn to again and again. With her bold flavour combinations and clever use of everyday ingredients, Camilla shows how to create exciting vegetarian dishes that will have even the most dedicated of meat eaters calling for seconds.

Aster

You Are Enough

Harri Rose
Authors:
Harri Rose

This is not a diet book. Oh hell no. Quite the opposite.Have you ever told yourself that happiness will come after the next diet? That life will be better once you've lost the last few pounds?What if you stopped relentlessly trying to change yourself, and started to accept your body as it is? Inside this book are the tools that you need to stop waging war on your body, including activities and practices to help you on your journey to unapologetic body acceptance.

Mitchell Beazley

Home Sweet (Rented) Home

Medina Grillo
Authors:
Medina Grillo

You've got the keys from your landlord, moved into your new home, and the boxes are unpacked. Now you want to put your stamp on the place, but how do you do this when you can't paint the walls, refurbish the kitchen or replace the old, tired flooring?And can you really live with magnolia walls? What about those outdated kitchen cupboards? Not to mention the tattered lampshades, old sofa and sparse furniture...In this invaluable book, award-winning interiors blogger Medina Grillo shares her favourite tips, tricks and DIY projects for transforming a rented space. Discover ways to add a splash of colour with removable wallpaper, learn how to hang artworks without damaging the walls, and turn your hand to upcycling those furniture bargains you picked up at the flea market. With chapters covering all aspects of the home, from walls, flooring and lighting to storage and accessories, Home Sweet (Rented) Home will enable every reader to make their house feel like home, whether they are a DIY expert or have never before lifted a paintbrush. Filled with photography and illustrations, it is the perfect read for any renter looking to live in a beautiful and stylish home.

Aster

You've Got This

Dr Jessamy Hibberd
Authors:
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

Imposter syndrome is a phenomenon in which people believe they are not worthy of success. They convince themselves that they have done well due to luck and are terrified their shortcomings will eventually be exposed, making it impossible to enjoy their accomplishments.You've Got This explores the psychological impact of imposter syndrome and exposes the secrets fears and insecurities felt by millions of men and women. Dr Jessamy Hibberd provides sound expert advice to help the reader better understand the problem and overcome it, so they think differently, gain self-belief and learn to see themselves as others do. Filled with case studies to bring the concepts alive and packed with strategies to increase confidence, this book is a must-read for anyone who has struggled with their achievements."I still have a little imposter syndrome, it never goes away, that you're actually listening to me... I share that with you because we all have doubts in our abilities, about our power and what that power is." Michelle Obama"There are still days when I wake up feeling like a fraud, not sure I should be where I am." Sheryl Sandberg"When I receive recognition for my acting, I feel incredibly uncomfortable. I tend ot turn in on myself. I feel like an imposter." Emma Watson

Cassell

The Dark Side of the Mind

Kerry Daynes
Authors:
Kerry Daynes

'Enthralling and terrifying in equal amounts. A chilling glimpse into a world unseen by so many and perhaps for very good reasons. Kerry guides us gently, but firmly, through her incredible world of miscreants, monsters and the misunderstood. Both unforgettable and unputdownable.' PROFESSOR DAME SUE BLACK, Britain's leading forensic anthropologist and author of the Sunday Times bestseller All That Remains For those of us who play by the rule book, few things are more fascinating and rankling than those who choose to tear it apart. Some of the stories I tell here are heart-breaking, others enraging and some plain weird but what connects them is the insight they give us into the human condition.Kerry Daynes has worked with some of the most complex and challenging criminals in prisons and secure hospitals as well as the victims of crime. A large part of her day job is spent delving into the psyche of convicted men and women to try to understand what lies behind their actions and how to set them on the path to becoming law-abiding citizens. Welcome to the life of a forensic psychologist. No two days are the same. The people you work with are wildly unpredictable, sometimes frightening and often deeply frustrating. Drawing on her case files from the frontline, The Dark Side of the Mind offers readers an unforgettable insight into the psychological causes of some of the most extreme forms of human behaviour, and what the treatment and incarceration of those who transgress says about society.(p) 2017 Octopus Publishing Group

Kyle Books

Everything Begins with Asking for Help

Kevin Braddock
Authors:
Kevin Braddock

An honest guide to depression and anxiety, from rock bottom to recovery, from someone who has been through it and come out the other side. Everything Begins with Asking for Help is a frank, insightful and thought-provoking book on mental health, drawing on the author's own experience of a severe mental breakdown and sharing the recovery tools he has developed in partnership with various medical professionals and mental health experts. Kevin shares his own story to give the book a vital human element, explaining how his fast-paced life in Berlin as a successful magazine journalist was brought to a sudden halt by a major depressive episode. In this dark time, Kevin reached out to friends for help, and it was that act - asking for help - that set him on the long road to recovery. Building on this narrative, Kevin leads the reader through the stages of asking for help, learning to listen, the physical, emotional and mental elements of recovery, and how to maintain stable mental health at home and at work. Written with warmth, honesty and compassion, this is is a valuable resource for anyone who needs help and doesn't know where to begin.2019 Octopus Publishing Group

Gaia

Good Mornings

Linnea Dunne
Authors:
Linnea Dunne

In this inspirational guide, Linnea Dunne, bestselling author of Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living, shows how building a life-affirming ritual into your morning routine is an act of self-care that can benefit both your physical and mental health, enhance your productivity and positively influence your day. Whether it's a dedicated yoga practice at sunrise, mindfulness meditation just after waking, journalling while you sip your morning coffee, or listening to birdsong in the back garden before you tackle your daily commute, a morning ritual can enhance your health and wellbeing, and bring increased contentment, clarity and purpose to your day. With countless ideas for nourishing morning practices and invaluable advice on how to create a morning ritual that is unique to you and takes your individual needs, circumstances and time constraints into account, this book will help you to make the most of the peace and promise of the first moments of every day.

Hamlyn

Baby Massage

Peter Walker
Authors:
Peter Walker

Being massaged makes babies relax and cope better with stress, improves their muscular coordination and flexibility and helps them straighten tightly flexed hands and legs. And who better to teach parents how to acquire these essential skills than Peter Walker, the world's best-known baby massage teacher. In this fully revised edition of his bestselling guide, he demonstrates vital new sequences essential for very young babies, which can be done while a baby is clothed.

Aster

Sacred Self-care

Chloe Isidora
Authors:
Chloe Isidora
Aster

Stand Tall Like a Mountain

Suzy Reading
Authors:
Suzy Reading

Stand Tall Like a Mountain is specifically designed to help parents empower their children to:- Learn tools for dealing with everyday emotions- Express how they are feeling- Learn about their bodies and minds in easy-to-read and understandable language - Develop tools for nourishment and coping with challenges- Use easy and fun yoga poses to promote positive feelingsWe teach our children how to brush their teeth and cross the road safely; this book is about broadening their toolkit to include emotional first aid. Suzy Reading introduces practices to encourage noticing emotions, feeling calm, expressing feelings, falling asleep more easily, coping with anger and feelings of anxiety and nurturing confidence and kindness. Children are natural masters of curiosity and mindfulness, so the learning is not a one-way street. The book encourages parents to observe and seek opportunities to learn from their children too.

Gaia

The Little Book of Breathing

Una L. Tudor
Authors:
Una L. Tudor

This little guide is the answer to a single radical question: what if changing the way we breathe can change the way we live?In approachable, friendly prose, each chapter gently tackles aspects of the world that can be overwhelming - and suggests exercises, hints and tips to make it better. Are you using your phone too much? Are you having too much coffee? Are really getting the most out of your day? Questions such as these form the unspoken basis of each chapter: is your life the best it could be? And how can you get there through the simple magic of breathing?The Little Book of Breathing is a collection of techniques, exercises and helpful thoughts from life coach and counsellor Una L Tudor. She draws upon rigorous research combined with lessons from her own daily practice to guide you through the day. Structured loosely around the clock, the book takes you from "Rise and Shine", all the way to bed-time, making the book accessible and open to everyone.(p): 2019 Octopus Publishing Group

Aster

By the Sea

Dr Deborah Cracknell
Authors:
Dr Deborah Cracknell

In this stunning book, intuition and instinct meet modern science as the therapeutic benefits of being in, on or by the sea are explained and explored, and how, if we look after the oceans they will, in turn, look after us. There is something about the vastness of the oceans, which are significantly larger than the continents combined, that has drawn humans in a significant way since the beginning of coastal communities. Throughout history, people have gravitated to live near the sea, it is part of the survival instinct. Water also has huge cultural and spiritual significance for people through the ages and for centuries we looked to the sand and surf as a fully-stocked medicine cabinet. Despite the widespread intuitive feeling that being by the water makes us happier and healthier, there hasn't been much scientific evidence to quantify this connection. Until now. Environmental psychology is the study of how the natural environment makes us feel, think and behave, and scientists in this area are discovering the tangible benefits of breathing in the fresh sea air.Reasons to spend time by the sea:1. Just looking at the sea can promote reductions in heart rate and improvements in mood.2. The negative ions in sea air accelerate your ability to absorb oxygen, and balance your seratonin levels.3. The bracing climate is especially beneficial to the respiratory organs and the skin, and also improves circulation and strengthens the body's defences.4. Spending time by the sea promotes better mental health.5. When you are by the sea you are more likely to exercise.

Mitchell Beazley

The Home Edit

Clea Shearer, Joanna Teplin
Authors:
Clea Shearer, Joanna Teplin

What if you could conquer the clutter, make your home pretty and keep it that way?'Move over, Marie Kondo - Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin are the professional organisers the A-list now let rifle through their drawers.' - Sunday Times Style'Professional organizers Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin are in high demand in Hollywood, having organized everything from pantries to play rooms for stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Rachel Zoe, Lauren Conrad and Mandy Moore.While the Nashville-based founders of The Home Edit (and its celeb-followed Instagram) may not be able to give you Rachel Zoe's enviable shoe collection, they can give you the tools to get your own into similarly immaculate order - and hey, that's a step in the right direction.' - People 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 do-in fact, it's a lot of fun.From Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, the Instagram-famous home organizers who made their orderly eye candy the method that everyone swears by, comes a 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.A master class and lookbook in one, The Home Edit is filled with bright photographs and detailed tips, from placing plastic dishware in a drawer where little hands can reach to categorizing pantry items by color (there's nothing like a little ROYGBIV to soothe the soul). Above all, it's like having your best friends at your side to help you turn the chaos into calm.

Ilex Press

Tate: Colour: A Visual History

Alexandra Loske
Authors:
Alexandra Loske

Discover the story of colour through the significant scientific discoveries and key artist's works over 400 years. From Isaac Newton's investigations through to Olafur Eliasson's experiential creations, this stunning book documents the fascinating story of colour with an extraordinary collection of original colour material that includes charts, wheels, artists' palettes, swatches and schemes."In 1704, the scientist Isaac Newton published Opticks, the result of many years of researching light and colour. By splitting white light, Newton identified the visible range of colours, or the rainbow spectrum. In Opticks, he built a colour system around his findings, and he visualised this system in a circular shape, making it one of the first printed colour wheels.The influence of Newton and his followers, combined with the invention of many new pigments as well as watercolours in moist cake form, had made painting with colour an exciting occupation not just for serious artists but also for a much wider audience. The colour revolution had begun."ContentsIntroduction1. Unravelling the Rainbow: The Eighteenth-Century Colour Revolution2. Romantic Ideas & New Technologies: The Early Nineteenth Century3. Industrialism to Impressionism: The Later Nineteenth Century4. Colour for Colour's Sake: Colour into the Future:GlossaryBibliographyIndex

Mitchell Beazley

10-a-Day the Easy Way

James Wong
Authors:
James Wong
Ilex Press

Project Collage

Bev Speight
Authors:
Bev Speight