Home Improvement - Household Hints Book Review:
1001 Do-It-Yourself Hints & Tips : Tricks, Shortcuts, How-Tos, and Other Great Ideas for Inside, Outside, and All Around Your House
by Readers Digest
Hardcover: 352 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.13 x 10.30 x 8.10
Publisher: Reader's Digest Adult; (April 1998)
Now you can work like a pro--and accomplish all your maintenance, repair, and decorating projects more easily, at less cost, and with better results than ever before. 1001 DO-IT-YOURSELF HINTS & TIPS takes you through every task you'll ever face as a homeowner, presenting handy hints and savvy shortcuts gathered from a host of experts and tested by people in their own homes, yards, and workshops.
A Well-Kept Home : Household Traditions and Simple Secrets from a French Grandmother
by Laura Fronty, Yves Duronsoy (Photographer)
Hardcover: 160 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.72 x 11.34 x 8.76
Publisher: Universe Books; (April 2001)
The frantic quality of modern life and our increasing reliance on technology and on manufactured goods to ensure the smooth running of our homes has submerged our awareness of the inherited and seasonal patterns of effective domestic household management. A Well-Kept Home revives the more natural methods used by our forebears to run their homes, reflecting on the traditional way that earlier generations cooked, cleaned, decorated, groomed and gardened.
Baking Soda: Over 500 Fabulous, Fun and Frugal Uses You'Ve Probably Never Thought of
by Vicki Lansky, Martha Campbell (Illustrator)
Paperback: 120 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.37 x 7.39 x 6.12
Publisher: Book Peddlers; (April 1995)
You might wearily expect that a book with a title like this one is just another Hints from Heloise clone (which is not necessarily a bad thing), but in this case it's far better than that. For, besides an incredible accumulation of recipes and other uses for baking soda, this book contains an entertaining history of the baking soda industry and the story of how and why this wonderful substance came to be invented. Baking soda, Lansky says, is a wildly successful instance of a product developed to fill one specific need (i.e., "for an affordable, clean, consistent leavening agent") being found to have myriad other uses. Charming as this background is, the promised 500-plus uses of baking soda constitute the book's raison d'etre. Lansky easily fulfills the promise without resorting to list extenders of any kind, in the end producing a thoroughly enjoyable, useful little volume.
Better Basics for the Home: Simple Solutions for Less Toxic Living
by Annie Berthold-Bond
Paperback: 400 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.02 x 9.14 x 7.43
Publisher: Three Rivers Press; (June 1999)
This book represents the culmination of her search for a more sustainable lifestyle. Taking her cue from an earlier time, Berthold-Bond, former editor in chief of Green Alternatives for Health and Environment, offers more than 800 simple and practical alternatives to common household toxins, covering everything from skin care to gardening. And the good news is that adopting her suggestions and formulas isn't hard at all. "Mixing up face creams or wood stain isn't much different than cleaning the windows with vinegar, soap, and water instead of using Brand Name X, or making a cake with flour, eggs and milk instead of buying a mix," see asserts. "With a few simple staples we can clean our houses, wash our hair, rid the dog's bed of fleas, and do many other things as well."
Clutter Control: Putting Your Home on a Diet
by Jeff Campbell, Clean Team, The Clean Team Staff
Paperback: 159 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.46 x 5.31 x 8.01
Publisher: DTP; (May 1992)
A guide to organizing the home offers tips on keeping countertops free of debris, getting dirty dishes out of the way quickly, daily touch-up cleaning, and how to eliminate clutter entirely.
Field Guide to Stains: How to Identify and Remove Virtually Every Stain Known to Man
by Virginia M. Friedman, Melissa Wagner, Nancy Armstrong
Paperback: 352 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.98 x 6.00 x 4.50
Publisher: Quirk Books; (September 2002)
At last, a field guide to identifying and doing battle with more than 100 stains, from tomato juice and tar to avocado and urine! Field Guide to Stains is divided into handy sections for easy access to information about stain removal when time is of the essence: Fruits and Vegetables, Sauces and Condiments, Garage and Yard, Office and School Products, and more. But readers will learn more than just areas of occurrence, plus other essential information.
Get Your Act Together!: A 7-Day Get-Organized Program for the Overworked, Overbooked, and Overwhelmed
by Pam Young, Peggy Jones (Contributor)
Paperback: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.54 x 8.01 x 5.31
Publisher: Perennial; (September 1993)
The SLOB Sisters are back after the phenomenal success of Sidetracked Home Executives (750,000 paperback copies sold), with a new program for organizing your home and personal life. The authors of Sidetracked Home Executives shows readers how to organize their homes and personal lives, updating and streamlining their own program for de-junking. $40,000 ad/promo.
Haley's Cleaning Hints
by Graham Haley, Rosemary Haley
Hardcover: 256 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.86 x 9.26 x 6.34
Publisher: 3H Productions, Inc.; (February 2001)
Hot on the heels of the international best-selling home reference book Haley's Hints (over 500,000 hardcover copies sold!), and in response to an overwhelming demand for cleaning tips, comes Graham and Rosemary Haley's brand new book Haley's Cleaning Hints.
Haley's Hints: A Compilation
by Graham Haley, Rosemary Haley, David McNiven (Illustrator)
Hardcover: 400 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.30 x 9.36 x 6.12
Publisher: 3H Productions, Inc.; Revised edition (May 1999)
In Haley's Hints Graham and Rosemary show you how to use ordinary everyday items you already have in your home, to solve commom household problems. From Kitchen to garden, workshop to workplace and all points in between... you'll discover quick and easy secrets you'd never have thought of to save you time and money.
Heloise from A to Z
Paperback: 430 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.19 x 9.01 x 6.00
Publisher: Perigee; (May 1992)
An encyclopedia of trusted household hints features such topics as cleaning the house, removing stains from clothing, unstopping drains, fixing squeaky floors, and more. 100,000 first printing. Tour.
Home Comforts : The Art and Science of Keeping House
by Cheryl Mendelson, Harry Bates (Illustrator)
Hardcover: 884 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.83 x 9.52 x 6.84
Publisher: Scribner; (November 1999)
Home Comforts is something new. For the first time in nearly a century, a sole author has written a comprehensive book about housekeeping. This is not a dry how-to manual, nor a collection of odd tips and hints, a cleaning book, a history book, or an arid encyclopedia compiled by a committee or an institute. Home Comforts is a readable explanation for both beginners and experts of all the domestic arts -- choosing fabrics, keeping the piano in tune, caring for books, making a good fire in the fireplace and avoiding chimney fires, ironing and folding, setting up a good reading light, keeping surfaces free of food pathogens, and everything else that modern people might want to do for themselves in their homes. But this reliable and thorough book on the practicalities of housekeeping is also an argument for the importance of private life and the comforts offered by housekeeping.
Joey Green's Amazing Kitchen Cures: 1,150 Ways to Prevent and Cure Common Ailments With Brand-Name Products
by Joey Green
Paperback: 368 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.82 x 9.10 x 6.54
Publisher: Rodale Press; (November 2002)
For anyone who's ever wondered what to do with surplus baking soda or leftover bubble wrap, Green's newest book will provide the answer. The author of Polish Your Furniture with Panty Hose suggests how Arm & Hammer baking soda can be used to exfoliate skin and how bubble wrap can be stuffed into an empty pillowcase to make a fine back cushion.
Let Go of Clutter
by Harriet Schechter
Paperback: 193 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.51 x 8.87 x 5.89
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books; 1st edition (December 4, 2000)
A guide from the author dubbed 'The Miracle Worker' to getting rid of piles of papers, clogged closets, and other pesky piles of clutter. Not only a guide to clearing away clutter in the physical sense, but also to banishing mental clutter. Helps readers remember appointments, retrieve files, and get rid of the packrat syndrome. Softcover.
Organizing For Dummies®
by Eileen Roth (Author), Elizabeth Miles (Author)
Paperback: 384 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.99 x 9.22 x 7.42
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; (November 2000)
Praise for Organizing For Dummies "This book is a wealth of valuable information, written in clear common-sense language. I wish I could have had this book years ago!" — Scott Baumruck, Executive Vice President, COO, Paper Industry Management Association "Organizing For Dummies covers it all…. This book will save you time, money, and many headaches." — Lillian Vernon, Founder and Chief Executive Officer — Lillian Vernon Corporation
Organizing from the Inside Out
by Julie Morgenstern
Paperback: 262 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.79 x 9.22 x 6.13
Publisher: Owl Books; 1st edition (September 15, 1998)
Veteran professional organizer Morgenstern has spent years honing the principles of organization into a simple, and universal system. Organizing from the inside out(developing a plan tailored to each individual's psychological needs(ensures, once and for all, a system that won't break down.
by Jeff Campbell, the Clean Team, The Clean Team Staff
Paperback: 194 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.58 x 5.55 x 8.01
Publisher: DTP; 3rd edition (May 1, 1991)
A time-saving, step-by-step guide to housecleaning in half the usual time...or less. Clean your entire house in 42 minutes with the Clean Team's unbeatable system that makes every move count.
Talking Dirty Laundry With the Queen of Clean
by Linda C. Cobb
Paperback: 176 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.49 x 8.30 x 5.34
Publisher: Pocket Books; (March 2001)
Are you sick of turning your underwear pink and finding freshly washed tissue bits all over your new jeans? Perhaps it's time to investigate the deeper mysteries of the laundry room. There's more to clean clothes than soap and water, and Linda Cobb is willing to get down to the nitty-gritty in her simple, straightforward Talking Dirty Laundry with the Queen of Clean. No question is too small for the Queen--she tackles everything from stinky shoes to starched collars.
Taming the Paper Tiger at Home
by Barbara Hemphill
Paperback: 196 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.64 x 9.34 x 7.36
Publisher: Kiplinger Books; 6th edition (October 2002)
Most people have an area they'd like to get "more organized." At work, it could be a desk buried in phone messages, memos and work-in-progress, overstuffed file cabinets or indecipherable computer files. At home, maybe it's a dining room table laden with bills and receipts, a pile of articles waiting to be read or photographs that need labeling. No matter what the situation, Barbara Hemphill has the practical solution to help control these "Paper Tigers."
The Cleaning Encyclopedia
by Don Aslett
Mass Market Paperback: 512 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.10 x 6.89 x 4.18
Publisher: Dell Pub Co; Reprint edition (April 13, 1999)
The ultimate guide to the art of cleaning, this reference is packed with professional secrets for getting maximum results through minimum results through minimum effort. Discover how to save time, money, and elbow grease on every cleaning problem, as well as how to prevent housework with surprising tricks of the trade. From aluminum siding to zoom lenses, this alphabetical index covers every job, big and small.
Totally Organized the Bonnie McCullough Way
by Bonnie Runyan McCullough
Paperback: 299 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.85 x 8.21 x 5.46
Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1st Edition edition (April 1986)
Getting organized is one of the biggest challenges in any home today. Pressed for time and bogged down by papers, receipts, household items, and an endless stream of junk mail, Americans need expert ways to get and stay on top of it all. Expert organizer Bonnie McCullough has the answers.