Handy hints and tips for a happy homeThe key to running a home is organization. Learn how to keep clutter to a minimum, establish a cleaning routine that you can live with and learn how to make time for regular repairs and maintenance. Packed with common sense solutions, expert advice and traditional tips that will help you do things quickly and easily – so you have more time to enjoy yourself at home! Dip in and out for quick reference and inspirational tips!
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 * 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-honoured ways to achieve a professional finish * 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, as well as tips to ensure safety at home. A handy pocket reference book you will turn to again and again,Household Hints & Tipsis full of great tips to help you maintain a stylish home with minimum expense.
This companion to 'Kitchen Hints and Tips' is green in orientation and is mainly concerned with ways of cleaning and conserving; it also contains brief but useful information on topics such as emergency first aid and coping with pets' messiness.
A comprehensive guide featuring more than four thousand practical tips, shortcuts, and how-to suggestions for the home encompasses topics ranging from money management to etiquette, plumbing and home repairs to emergency first aid. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Want to learn the best ways to clean windows, mix a delicious sauce or landscape your garden? This book is a collection of handy household tips, including loads of practical suggestions, advice and tips.
Each day features a helpful household hint, from laundry and cleaning tips to home maintenance and cooking. Extra pages include recipes for making your own cleaning supplies or fun facts about the household. Self-standing easel back
Let Gloria's organizational skills and problem-solving methods completely change your approach to household cleaning, so that you are simply maintaining tidiness instead of spending days doing housework. Clean as a Whistle is a collation of household hints and tips that is a must have for every home. The hints are presented room by room to provide information to help you organize the housework so it doesn't pile up into a burdensome chore. There are solutions to removing the most stubborn stains.
A collection of helpful ideas for getting things accomplished around the house includes tips on using vinegar to clean a variety of surfaces, unstopping drains, caring for a microwave oven, and other time-saving ideas. Reissue.
Amazing Uses for Salt, Lemons, Vinegar and Baking Soda
Author: Heather Rodino
Category: House & Home
Discover simple, natural, and effective home products you can count on. Trying to avoid all those harmful chemicals in your home and looking for natural solutions? Household Hints has hundreds of fresh, safe, and effective tips, techniques, and recipes--and many are made from the wholesome ingredients already in your kitchen and garden. Inside you'll learn how to make cleaning solutions, scrubs, pet tips, natural pest control, gardening, yard, and even beauty care. These recipes and tips for the home are organized by use for ease. With these ingredients you can do almost anything; the possibilities are limitless!
Household Hints for Cleaning, Gardening, Cooking, Sewing, and More
Author: Mary Rose Quigg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: House & Home
Over 1,000 Tips for Gardening, Country Cooking, Saving Money, DIY Cleaning Solutions, Home Remedies, and More! This comprehensive collection of practical tips covers all aspects of keeping a country home, from painting a wall to removing wine stains, making perfect pastry to making your own window cleaner. In addition, find advice for cleaning carpets, making jam, wallpapering, knitting, sewing, and more! Woven throughout are poems and proverbs, legends and lore, making this an enjoyable read and a perfect housewarming gift. "Crisp limp lettuce and celery by placing in a pan of cold water for an hour with slices of raw potato." "If an aluminum pan has become discolored, boil some apple peel in it for a few minutes, then rinse and dry." "Tighten up sagging cane seats of chairs by scrubbing both the top and underside with hot soapy water. Rinse in cold salt water." "Sprinkle salt on paths and brickwork crevices to get rid of weeds and grass." "A needle can be threaded more easily if a little hairspray, starch, or beeswax is put on the end of the thread." "Sage tea is a valuable tonic that stimulates the circulation and soothes a persistent cough." Complete with lovely color illustrations throughout, this is a delightful and useful read.
This handy book provides more than 100 hints and tips for using baking soda throughout the house to save time and money. » The quick and simple ideas in this book cover many areas: cleaning the house, maintaining health and beauty, caring for pets, doing laundry, and much more. » Arm & Hammer Baking Soda is in everyone's pantry . . . give these tricks a try. You'll be glad you did.
More than 1000 budget-friendly hints and tips for a clean, waste-free, eco-friendly home
Author: Country Women's Association of Victoria Inc.
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Category: House & Home
Red wine on the carpet? Coffee stain on your white t-shirt? Candlewax on the tablecloth? This book will save you time and money on hundreds of everyday household problems, with advice on everything from unblocking a sink (if you own a tennis ball but not a plunger) to making your oven sparkle without any toxic chemicals. Teenagers left a tissue in the laundry? No need for yelling: The Country Women's Association of Victoria Inc. has a trick to deal with it effortlessly. Bothered by summer flies in your kitchen, mozzies at your outdoor dining table or moths in your wardrobe? The Country Women's Association of Victoria Inc. shows you how get rid of them naturally and make your home smell great at the same time. The advice is simple, the wisdom is tested and the tools are found in pretty much every kitchen, laundry, garage or shed: lemon juice, vinegar, essential oils, bicarbonate of soda, salt, methylated spirits. Most are environmentally friendly and all are thrifty. Over 1000 hints and tips for the kitchen, bathroom, laundry, car, Christmas, clothing, craft, creepy crawlies, DIY, gardening, floors, food, cleaning EVERYTHING, hair care, health and beauty remedies, ironing, home decorating, jewellery, knitting, pets, sewing, shoes, silver, storage and stain-removing.
An illustrated, nostalgic how-to guide to achieving a clean, organized, and happy home—with over 500 retro tips and tricks! Return your household to the simpler times of yesteryear with this delightful guide full of time- and money-saving tips on everything from cleaning and organizing your home to buying and handling food. Even in an age of endless new household products and devices, these old-fashioned, tried-and-true methods can help any homeowner keep a cleaner, happier home. A thoroughly researched compendium of the best American home life tips from the 1920s through the ’60s, Classic Household Hints is filled with useful information, full-color illustrations, fascinating sidebars, and quotes—providing practical help as well as fun for housekeepers and neat freaks everywhere.
In Granny's day there were few labour-saving devices or fancy cleaning products. So when it comes to getting stains out of the carpet or keeping her laundry sparkling white, she still prefers tried-and-tested techniques handed down through the generations. Many people nowadays would prefer to use natural, traditional cleaning methods, rather than chemicals that can be harmful to our health and the environment. So why not follow in Granny's footsteps and try her effective, green and surprisingly simple household hints? Learn how to keep your home spotless using common ingredients found in your kitchen cupboard, like lemon juice or bicarbonate of soda. You'll be helping the planet and your wallet too ... Granny would be proud!