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Save : Your Money, Your Time, Your Planet : Inspired Uses For Common Household Items - Shannon Lush

Save : Your Money, Your Time, Your Planet

Inspired Uses For Common Household Items

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Published: 1st November 2008
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The Queens of Clean show you how to save money, time and the planet by finding new and inspired uses for common household items.

Save : Your Money, Your Time, Your Planet is full of clever ideas to help you get the most from everyday household items. In the process you'll save money, save time and save the planet!

These days, once we've finished with something, we tend to throw it away rather than consider if it has another use. In Save : Your Money, Your Time, Your Planet you'll find out how to turn a lampshade into a wastepaper bin, create a mosaic from broken crockery, and make lip gloss from the last bit of your favourite lipstick. Learn how to revamp your tired-looking couch, how to tenderise meat using paw paw pips, and what to do with old ladders.

There are tips on how to get the very last bit out of bottles and the many uses for old corks. Read advice on how to be a smart shopper, and find out how to make a leg of lamb last all week! You'll rediscover the lost arts of frugality and invention and have fun in the process.

Save : Your Money, Your Time, Your Planet takes you through your house room-by-room with a raft of ideas for finding an uncommon use for things you commonly use. Remove the burden of living on a tight budget. Find out how to spend your time creating rather than consuming. And help the planet in the process.

About the Authors

Shannon Lush is a fine arts restorer with a passion for handy household hints. The massive success of Spotless, Speedcleaning and How to be Comfy have made her and co-author Jennifer Fleming a publishing phenomenon. Shannon writes for magazines and newspapers and is regularly heard on ABC Local Radio across the country.

Jennifer Fleming is a writer, media consultant and ABC Radio producer and broadcaster.

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Some good thoughts about recycling

By Tricia

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  • Helps With Recycling Idea
  • Recycling ideas

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    Best Uses

    • Household Hints

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    Some useful ideas for recycling and re-using everyday items.

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    Lifestyle

    Who We Are
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    Kitchen
    Food
    Lounge, Family, Dining Rooms And Study
    Bedroom
    Bathroom
    Kids
    Laundry
    Outside
    Index

    ISBN: 9780733324444
    ISBN-10: 0733324444
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 299
    Published: 1st November 2008
    Publisher: ABC Books
    Dimensions (cm): 17.800 x 12.800  x 2.100
    Weight (kg): 0.27

    Shannon Lush

    It all began back on ABC local radio. Shannon Lush the listener used to call in regularly with advice for other listeners who had nasty stains or spills or broken bits or bobs in their homes. She was so informative that she eventually became a regular expert guest on the show.

    Shannon knows how to clean or fix virtually anything. She can clearly explain how to unshrink a woollen jumper or rescue the black charred frying pan you were about to throw away. She can identify mysterious moulds and marks, bizarre blots and spots. This led to her first book, Spotless, co-written with Jennifer Fleming, which sold over 650,000 copies and is now a household bible.

    Shannon is an artist and fine arts restorer who works in 27 different mediums. She has a passion for old-fashioned chemistry and loves testing handy hints, always avoiding chemical laden products in favour of more traditional ingredients such as bi-carb soda, vinegar and lavender oil.

    She has the ability to turn stain removal into fascinating science experiments: ink on your shirt? You need rotting milk. Toddler’s banana on your dress? A pair of wet pantyhose will work wonders. Her tips on everything, from how to organise your fridge to cleaning your house in 15 minutes come like an epiphany, opening up the possibility of a world with less stress and dysfunction and more harmony and calm. Shannon says that a properly organised home will make for a more harmonious life.

    Her expertise on stain removal has turned her into an extraordinary phenomenon appealing equally to a male and female audience. Four more bestsellers followed Spotless, all co-written with her partner in grime, Jennifer Fleming: Speedcleaning, How to be Comfy, Save and Spotless 2.

    If you think these publications are only about cleaning and stain removal – you’re wrong. They’re about teaching people new systems so they can run an efficient household themselves. Disorder and mess waste time and cause frustration and stress.

    Shannon’s methods promise to free you up. Thanks to Shannon, you can stop dreaming of escaping to boutique hotels and tropical-island resorts… and make your own home a haven of domestic bliss. And you’ll be surprised how simple and fun it can be.

    Shannon launches her television career with Lush House for The LifeStyle Channel. The 10-part series visits families in their homes to help them clean up and get organised.

    Visit Shannon Lush's Booktopia Author Page