Life Skills: Home

Photographs of home scenes

Cockburn Libraries’ Life Skills program is an opportunity for young adults aged 14+ to get advice and ask questions on various aspects of adulting.

Our first informal discussion was all about home life – renting, cooking, housework, gardening and more. 

Recommended books

Book cover for Dinner like a boss
Book cover for The cleaning ninja
Book cover for Being an adult
Book cover for How your house works

The book of home how-to: complete photo guide to home repair & improvement
How your house works: a visual guide to understanding and maintaining your home by Charlie Wing
The life-changing magic of tidying up by Marie Kondo
Simple cleaning wisdom: 450 easy shortcuts for a fresh & tidy home edited by Carolyn Forte
The cleaning ninja: how to clean your home in 8 minutes flat and other clever housekeeping techniques by Courtenay Hartford
The balcony gardener: creative ideas for small spaces by Isabelle Palmer
Composting by Bob Flowerdew
Gardening hacks: handy hints to make gardening easier by Dan Marshall
No-waste kitchen gardening: regrow your leftover greens, stalks, seeds, and more by Kate Elzer-Peters
The sewing book by Alison Smith
Anyone can sew: a step-by-step guide to essential sewing skills by Charlotte Gerlings
Food hacker: clever cooking for busy people by Rosie Mansfield
The hungry healthy student cookbook : more than 200 recipes that are delicious and good for you too
4 ingredients one pot one bowl by Kim McCosker
Arabella’s guide to… nutrient-dense food on a shoestring by Arabella Forge
Eat well for less by Jo Scarratt-Jones
Save with Jamie by Jamie Oliver
Dinner like a boss by Katy Holder
Zero f*cks cookbook: best food least effort by Yumi Stynes
One step ahead: over 100 simple make-ahead recipes and tips to save you time and effort by Mary Berry
Fresh from the freezer by Betty Crocker
Being an adult: the ultimate guide to moving out, getting a job, and getting your act together by Lucy Tobin and Kat Poole
Being an adult: the ultimate guide to moving out, getting a job, and getting your act together [eaudiobook] by Lucy Tobin and Kat Poole
Life skills: stuff you really should know by now by Julia Laflin

Have you heard about the ‘Our Kitchen Rulz’ program at Cockburn Youth Centre? Check out their website or Facebook page for more details!

Flyer for Our Kitchen Rulz program