Hundreds of clever tips, solutions, and easy ways to elevate every day, from America’s most trusted lifestyle authority, in one must-have handbook
Inside these pages Martha shares all her best good things—the original life hacks for the home—to make your life easier, more fun, more delicious, and more efficient. These practical tricks cover all areas of Martha’s domestic expertise, including decorating, organizing, homekeeping, cooking, entertaining, and celebrating. From clever ways to solve common problems (use file folder dividers to organize cutting boards and sheet pans in your cabinets) to time-saving tricks (keep a pail stocked with cleaning supplies for easy access and portability to stress reducers (color-code kids’ bathroom gear to make mornings less hectic), every one of these ideas will make you wonder, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Also included are ways to use what you have (a Parmesan cheese rind will add great flavor to soup), streamline your stuff (use certain kitchen tools for many different purposes), or just make life a little more luxurious (add elegance to your table with DIY place cards). Whether functional, delightful, or a little bit of both, these are the details that enliven and inspire every day—that’s a good thing!
Lifestyle doyenne Stewart (Martha Stewart's Organizing) returns with inspiring tips for domestic endeavors in this celebratory guide. Stewart's advice comes in six sections: a chapter on decorating includes such projects as upcycling dated furniture, updating cabinet handles, and planning a gallery wall. A section on homekeeping offers advice on tableware storage and care, and repairing garments. The organizing section will delight Stewart fans looking to save space, as she suggests adding built-in storage underneath stairs and shows how to use a spool rack to organize jewelry. The cooking section covers clever tips for repurposing kitchen gadgets (egg slicers can yield perfectly sliced strawberries, for example) and taking care of such tasks as deboning fish and prepping mussels. Stewart lays out plans for putting together the perfect party and creating crowd-pleasing appetizers, while readers with a crafty bent will appreciate projects such as corn husk wreaths. Stewart's advice is sensible and easy to implement, and gorgeous photos will further inspire readers to get to work. This sparkling collection of tricks is catnip for dedicated entertainers, crafters, and homemakers.