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Haley's Hints
Graham Haley
0451211820
January 2004
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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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Haley's Cleaning Hints
Graham Haley
045121191X
April 2004
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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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Organizing from the Inside Out
Julie Morgenstern
0805075895
Jan 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...



Sidetracked Home Executivestm: From Pigpen to Paradise
Peggy Jones
0446677671
February 2001
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Real Simple Solutions: Tricks, Wisdom, and Easy Ideas to Simplify Everyday
Real Simple
1932994122
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Looking for a new way to set a table? Need to remove an ink stain? Fresh out of toothpaste? From imaginative ideas to innovative tricks to in-a-pinch fixes, Real Simple Solutions is packed with hundreds of easy and inspired ways to help you live better. Following the success of The Organized Home, their top-to-bottom guide to streamlining your surroundings, the editors of Real Simple have compiled hundreds of creative and practical everyday solutions for every part of your life-encompassing cooking, cleaning, decorating, entertaining, dressing, grooming, working, and more. With no-nonsense content and large, lush photos, this stunning hardcover book does double duty as an indispensable household resource and stylish addition to the coffee table. Real Simple Solutions resolves life+s little complexities-and allays the...


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...


Talking Dirty with the Queen of Clean
Linda C. Cobb
0743490401
April 2004
Paperback
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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...



Better Basics for the Home : Simple Solutions for Less Toxic Living
Annie Berthold-Bond
0609803255
June 1, 1999
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Book Review
These days, more and more people are saying no to "better living through chemistry" and yes to a lifestyle that is less toxic and more environmentally friendly. This trend toward a more natural lifestyle has become something of a crusade for Annie Berthold-Bond, author of Better Basics for the Home. After developing hypersensitivity to even very low concentrations of chemicals, Berthold-Bond was forced to rid her life of as many toxins as possible. "It wasn't until I had to be away from chemicals that I began to realize how many we lived with. The extent of the contamination is startling--from hair spray and floor wax to dandelion killers and plastic shower curtains and other products that line our hardware stores and supermarket shelves."

This book represents the culmination of her search for a more sustainable...



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.



Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House
Cheryl Mendelson
0743272862
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Virtually everyone enjoys a crisply ironed dress shirt, clean sheets on a well-made bed, and a savory home-cooked meal. Yet housekeeping today stands as a somewhat neglected, if not maligned, job. But as author Cheryl Mendelson points out in Home Comforts, keeping house well can be a rewarding position--it allows you to provide for the physical and emotional comfort of loved ones. It's also not an easy job--there's much to be learned about properly managing a home, and Mendelson has set out to provide a guide to doing just that.

Mendelson, a homemaker, lawyer, and mother, learned about housekeeping from an early age from her grandmothers, one Appalachian, the other Italian. The two grandmothers taught her that although different ways of keeping house can be appropriate, there are generally smarter, faster, and more...



Home Safe Home
Debra Lynn Dadd
087477859X
January 1, 1997
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Responding to the increasing interest in the effects of chemicals in the myriad products used every day, nontoxic-living advocate Dadd offers a combined revised and expanded edition of two of her titles, published in the mid-1980s as Nontoxic & Natural (LJ 2/1/85) and The Nontoxic Home (LJ 11/1/86) and updated later as Nontoxic, Natural & Earthwise (Tarcher, 1990) and The Nontoxic Home & Office (Tarcher, 1992), respectively. This listing of toxic materials and how to avoid them uses the manufacturers' warnings and mostly resists sensationalism. Dadd's suggestions are reasonable and not too difficult to accomplish. Like Lynn Marie Bower in The Healthy Household (LJ 7/95), Dadd includes extensive resource lists, though Bower covers a wider range of products. An excellent choice for libraries not owning the Bower...


Laundry: The Home Comforts Book of Caring for Clothes and Linens
Cheryl Mendelson
0743271459
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
For Cheryl Mendelson laundering is the best part of housekeeping. It's full of physical pleasures -- the look of favorite clothes restored to freshness and beauty, the tactile satisfaction of crisp linens in beautifully folded stacks. Good laundering preserves things you love and protects your pocket book. It doesn't take much time or effort. What it takes is knowledge, and Laundry is the comprehensive, entertaining, and inspiring new book on the art of laundering.Culled from the bestselling Home Comforts, with revised and updated information and a new introduction, Laundry is an indispensable guide to caring for all the cloth in one's home: from kitchen rags to bedding, hand-washables, and baby clothes to vintage linens. Mendelson offers detailed guidance on when to disregard labels, removing stains, making...


Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House
Cheryl Mendelson
068481465X
November 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
Virtually everyone enjoys a crisply ironed dress shirt, clean sheets on a well-made bed, and a savory home-cooked meal. Yet housekeeping today stands as a somewhat neglected, if not maligned, job. But as author Cheryl Mendelson points out in Home Comforts, keeping house well can be a rewarding position--it allows you to provide for the physical and emotional comfort of loved ones. It's also not an easy job--there's much to be learned about properly managing a home, and Mendelson has set out to provide a guide to doing just that.

Mendelson, a homemaker, lawyer, and mother, learned about housekeeping from an early age from her grandmothers, one Appalachian, the other Italian. The two grandmothers taught her that although different ways of keeping house can be appropriate, there are generally smarter, faster, and more...



1001 Do-It-Yourself Hints & Tips : Tricks, Shortcuts, How-Tos, and Other Great Ideas for Inside, Outside, and All Around Your House
Reader's Digest editors
0762100494
April 13, 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
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. Takes you through every task you'll ever face as a homeowner, presenting handy hints and savvy shortcuts.


VIM & Vinegar
Melodie Moore
0060952237
June 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Vinegar is inexpensive, safe and 100 percent natural, and nearly every household has a bottle tucked away somewhere, but few people ever take advantage of its full potential. Yes, it's great for dying Easter eggs and making salad dressing, but there's so much more it can do. In Vim & Vinegar, Melodie Moore tells all. Here are hundreds of tips to help readers tenderize meats, soup up soups, eradicate odor, firm fish fillets, cut grease, ease arthritis, cure cramps and more. Versatile vinegar also does wonders for flavoring food (plus, it has no fat or calories), and readers will be amazed at the range of tasty recipes, which include such treats as Vinegar Pie, Crazy Cake and Vinegar Hard Candy. For tightwads, environmental activists, health advocates and curious cooks -- in fact, anyone who appreciates good old...


Organizing for Dummies
Eileen Roth, Elizabeth Miles
0764553003
November 22, 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
What’s the favorite four-letter word of people who are less than fully organized? “Help!” So many technological, social, and economic changes affect your life that you need organization just to keep up, let alone advance. Many people have two jobs – one at the office and one taking care of things at home. If you have a family, you may count that as a third job. Caring for elderly relatives or have community commitments? You can count off four, five, and keep right on going.

No matter what life stage you’re in, getting organized can make every day better and help you achieve your long-term goals. Organizing For Dummies is for anyone who wants to Polish his or her professional reputation Experience less stress Increase productivity Build better...



Joey Green's Amazing Kitchen Cures
Joey Green
1579546447
Oct 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
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. This book of cure-alls may raise eyebrows, but Green maintains that these homemade remedies work: to cure insomnia, for example, Green recommends sipping a boiled mixture of McCormick Basil Leaves and Aunt Jemima Original Syrup. Though it's no substitute for actual medicine, this alphabetically arranged sourcebook offers suggestions for everything from soothing knee pain and relieving poison ivy to preventing hangovers and caring for nails. To cope with those midnight pains...


Talking Dirty Laundry with the Queen of Clean
Linda C. Cobb
0641671040

Paperback
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Get Your Act Together
Pam Young
0060969911
Aug 1993
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Maintaining that most organization manuals are written by the naturally efficient who can't empathize with the born slob, Young and Jones tell their own stories of the overwhelming messes their households had become and of their recovery. The keys to their program are self-esteem, a buddy system, and 3 5 cards. Their methods are simple and easy to follow. The sisters leaven their practical advice with stories from their own lives, which provide sympathy and encouragement to the reader. No matter how much of a mess you're in, theirs was just as bad (or worse)! A good system, presented with style and sympathy. Recommended.- Susan B. Hagloch, Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, OhioCopyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
The SLOB Sisters are back...


Playing House: A Starter Guide to Being a Grownup
Celeste Perron
0060741635
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Ready to graduate from dorm
decor and mismatched furniture?

Now it's easy to create a perfect, stylish space for entertaining and relaxing. Playing House is the bible for the girl who knows she has an aspiring domestic goddess inside her but doesn't know how to make those impulses meet reality. Page after page of advice on cooking, decorating, cleaning, and entertaining will provide you with everything you need to turn your bachelorette pad into a welcoming, cozy haven, including a stress-free formula for making any room look elegant and inviting for little money and minimal effort; tips on transforming an apartment filled with mismatching furniture into a well-choreographed pad; time-saving strategies for dinner parties that can be prepared 80 percent in advance and on a tight budget; advice on making...



File...Don't Pile : A proven filing system for personal and professional use
Pat Dorff
0312289316
July 15, 1986
Paperback
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Review
"As an organizer, I am more excited about this book than any other I have seen in a long time, and it is the only one written totally on the subject of paper." --Bonnie McCullough, author of Totally Organized and Bonnie's Household Organizer

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