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Clean House, Clean Planet: Manual to Free Your Home of 14 Common Hazard Household Products
Karen Noonan Logan
0671535951
April 1997
Paperback
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Haley's Hints
Steven Epstein
0451211820
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Debbie Wright, July 2001
"Thanks a lot for the candle wax on the carpet hint. It worked like a dream." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Terra Gordon, October 2001
"I tried your wedding band hint with dental floss. You saved my wedding ring!" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Good Housekeeping Complete Household Book: The Best Ways to Clean, Maintain and Organize Your Home
From the Editors of Good Housekeeping
1588164039
April 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This extensive, phenomenally organized volume lives up to its title: with this household handbook, there's no need for another. The book even manages to make such dry subjects as loading a dishwasher and installing lock sets reader-friendly and reasonably interesting. The chapters—beginning with cleaning and going through laundry and clothes care, food and the kitchen, decorating, storage and home office solutions, maintenance and repairs, home finances, and safety—are logically subdivided to help readers find topics quickly. They feature frequent boxes containing helpful suggestions ("keep a sponge mop just for rinsing floors; it is almost impossible to get all the cleaning solution out of a mop"), time savers ("paint large areas more quickly with the help of a power roller"), dollar stretchers,...


Sink Reflections
Marla Cilley
0553382179
Oct 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In her debut book, Cilley, a.k.a. "The FlyLady" to the thousands who log onto her FlyLady.net Web site, reaches into the everywoman's home to help make her housecleaning more fun and her life more organized. Beginning with "Shiny Sink 101," Cilley explains how a spotless kitchen sink can direct even the most discouraged housekeeper onto the path of well-ordered domesticity. Through several straightforward routines, including the 27 Fling Boogie (the cut-throat practice of quick junk disposal), the Five-Minute Room Rescue ("another step on the road to clutter recovery") and the Hot Spot Fire Drill (for an area that, like a forest fire, takes over your home), Cilley advises her "FlyBabies" on how to overcome clutter and CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome). Filled with testimonials from online followers, the...


Naturally Clean Home: 121 Safe and Easy Herbal Formulas for Nontoxic Cleansers
Karyn Siegel-Maier
158017194X
December 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Readers will learn how to use the antiseptic and antiviral properties of herbs and essential oils in safer, more economical alternatives to commercial cleaning products. Recipes include laundry and dishwashing detergent; bathroom cleaners; wood, glass, and metal cleaners; air and carpet fresheners; car and pet care products; and insect repellents.

From the Back Cover
Save money...Save your health...Save the planet...With natural cleaning power! Did you know that the air in your home might have chemical contamination levels 70 times greater than outdoor air? And the culprits are lurking right under your kitchen sink. It's time to clean up your act! Learn how easy it is to make your own safe, nontoxic, effective alternatives to commercial cleaning products by combining the...


How to Clean Absolutely Everything
Barnes & Noble
0760768811
January 2005
Paperback
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Talking Dirty with the Queen of Clean
Linda C. Cobb
0743490401
Apr 2004
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Review
Stand back, Heloise, here comes the Queen of Clean. Armed with both common sense and ingenuity, Linda Cobb made a name for herself on Morning, Arizona. For those of you who don't happen to live in Arizona, she has written this helpful little book. Talking Dirty with the Queen of Clean tackles just about any household stain, stink, or accident you can think of.

"There are five cleaning products you should never be without," says the Queen, "and most of them are things you already have in your home." What are they? White vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, club soda, and Spot Shot Instant Carpet Stain Remover (her favorite brand). With these simple items, you can clean and deodorize nearly every room in your home, thereby saving money on expensive store-bought cleaners and reducing the amounts of chemicals in your home. Did...



The Beverly Hills Organizer's Home Organizing Bible
Linda Koopersmith
1592331548
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
At last—an easy-to-follow, step-by-step visual guide to organizing your home room by room and piece by piece. Most organizing books are too complicated to actually use—you have to read them cover-to-cover, search for the information you need, then try to remember it once you finally find it. And after all that, it may be useless! With The Beverly Hills Organizer’s Home Organizing Bible, you can quickly turn to the section they need, and then follow organizing ace Linda Koopersmith’s decluttering "recipe" step by step, just like a cookbook. Everything you’ll need is there on one spread! Linda’s practical strategies and smart storage systems help you clear out the clutter and stay organized for good. • Packed with organizational tips and techniques that are easy, inexpensive,...


Confessions of an Organized Homemaker: The Secrets of Uncluttering Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life
Deniece Schofield
0760722293
December 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
From the Publisher Do you find yourself constantly picking up the toys and clothing that clutter your home? Has your desk drawer become your filing cabinet? Do dentist appointments and important events seem to sneak up on you¿if you remember them at all? If so, then Confessions of an Organized Homemaker is coming to your rescue! The author, Deniece Schofield, who at one time needed "a camel, a canoe, a priest, and a tourniquet" to get through her home, has personally discovered and tested methods that will help you gain control of the house. Through trial and error she has determined the best organizational techniques and strategies and can now pass them on to you! This practical and comprehensive guide includes sections on: Ways to conquer the need to collect Tips on handling interruptions¿the "hidden...


Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui
Karen Kingston
0767903595
May 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Drawing on the success of her first book, Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui, Karen Kingston has met popular demand by expanding on the indispensable activity of clearing clutter. There is very little of actual Feng Shui here, and certainly nothing you can't get elsewhere, but the clutter problem gets full and complete treatment. Kingston reminds us that clutter is stuck energy that keeps you stuck in undesirable life patterns. Therefore, you can "sort out your life by sorting out your junk." Kingston covers the reasons we keep things as well as the amazing stories of people who have cleared their clutter away. More than just junk, clutter is all those things that have negative symbology and that collect stagnant energy. This latter can also apply to bodily, emotional, and spiritual clutter, all of which Kingston describes...


Sidetracked Home Executivestm: From Pigpen to Paradise
Peggy Jones
0446677671
February 2001
Paperback
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Organizing from the inside Out: The Foolproof System for Organizing Your Home, Your Office and Your Life
Julie Morgenstern
0805075895
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
It's about time! Julie Morgenstern has written an organizing book that covers a new way of looking at the task of organizing effectively without labeling or blaming the person behind the lack of organization. Rather, she says, people who don't organize just never learned how to organize, through no fault of their own--after all, it's not a skill that's taught in school. That said, she gets down to work helping you figure out an organizing system that will really work for you, not a system based on cookie-cutter filing concepts or special storage units.

Morgenstern's "from the inside out" system begins by laying out the possible reasons for a failure of organization: technical errors (like having a complex organizing system that breaks down), external realities (like not enough space for your belongings), and psychological...



Green Clean: The Environmentally Sound Guide to Cleaning Your Home
Linda Hunter
1595910042
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
There is a revolution going on in America—a green revolution. The latest front is the home, as households across the country adopt new ways to keep their homes clean and healthy—and ways to do it that are good for the environment. Green Clean is the definitive, step-by-step guide to cleaning better while using nontoxic, ecofriendly products. Room by room and stain by stain, Green Clean breaks environmentally conscious cleaning into simple principles and easily mastered techniques that let readers set their own goals and develop their own cleaning plan. Also included are recipes for safe, simple, and economic cleaning solutions and the lowdown on the best eco-friendly cleaning products on the market today. Green Clean is an indispensable reference for today’s home.

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Clean It! Fix It! Eat It!
Joey Green
0735202958
Sept 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
100's of wacky and amazingly helpful uses for ordinary brand-name products! Every day millions of Americans move about their homes using countless, ordinary, household products. They spread mayo on sandwiches, add flour to pancake batter, or scrub sinks with cleanser. Many, however, have stumbled upon special uses for some of these ubiquitous brand-name products-wacky uses that, believe it or not, work. Joey Green's hilarious popular Web site is bombarded on a daily basis with innovative uses for brand-name products, from using Efferdent(r) to clean stainless steel sinks to killing head lice with Hellmann's(r) mayonnaise. Now, Green has culled his "wackyuses" database to present his newest volume of tips, hints, and suggestions for hundreds of brand-name products. Each entry explains what chore or problem the product...


Home Organizing Workbook: Clearing Your Clutter, Step-by-Step
Meryl Starr
0811837327
January 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starr, owner of Let's Get Organized, a personal organization business, gives readers the tools to organize each room of their home in this user-friendly guide. Divided into such categories as bedroom, bathroom, storage and utility, the book uses a clean layout with helpful full-color photos and convenient tab dividers. Each section begins with a list of questions (e.g., "Are piles of bills, lists, and mail kept in several locations scattered about the house?") and are answered by a series of solutions (e.g. "Dedicate a work surface"; "the importance of having a comfortable chair cannot be overstated"). Throughout, Starr poses potential problems and tips to solve them, as well as various projects to help create order. In the chapter on bedrooms, for instance, she instructs on "Cleaning Your Drawers": "Empty the...


HGTV Mission
Amy Tincher-Durik
0696222841
Jan 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Trusted pros show how to bring order to the chaos of real living spaces.

Achievable, money-saving strategies for kitchens, bedrooms, baths, basements, garages, and more.

Three steps everyone should follow when clearing the clutter, along with specific tips for different areas of the home.

Case studies including before-and-after photography.

Learn to shop for and personalize the right ready-made storage units.

Easy-to-use worksheets help track goals, set budgets, and design well-organized spaces.

Tips to store seasonal clothing, quilts and bedding, dishware, holiday decor, and more.



Haley's Cleaning Hints
Graham Haley
045121191X
April 2004
Paperback
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V, Murphy, November 2001
"Scuff marks on my kitchen floor are no longer a problem thanks to your hint." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Phaedra Povey, May 2002
"You saved my black dress! Your hint to remove deodorant stains really worked." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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