Household Hints & Tips

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Many wonderful little tricks and techniques can be gleaned from old-fashioned knowledge when it comes to keeping a home clean and comfortable with the minimum of effort and expense. This book contains a selection of the most useful hints and tips, including sections on how to clean everything—advice on the essential home-cleaning kit and failsafe tips for keeping every room of the house clean; how to make do and mend—with recycling a virtue once again, these traditional tips are well worth following; good plain cooking—basic cooking skills never go out of fashion and neither will these simple tips; traditional decorating tips—time-honored ways to achieve a professional finish; and gracious living—shortcuts to the "domestic arts" that help turn a house into a home. In addition, Linda Gray reveals the secrets to how to treat valuable and traditional materials, keep pests at bay and care for clothes, and ensure safety at home. A handy pocket reference book you will turn to again and again, Household Hints & Tips is full of great tips to help you maintain a stylish home with minimum expense.


Linda Gray is former home economist for Good Housekeeping.