you want to organize your home effectively, and thus have
more time for the things you prefer doing? Inside this book
are “101 cunning stratagems to reduce your housework
to a minimum,” as it says on the cover.
I was immediately hooked on this, not being a big fan of housework.
There are lots of useful tips in here, for example, a little
and often is better than letting it all pile up, necessitating
a major cleaning operation.
is divided into chapters, so you can easily find out via the
itemized contents at the front or the index at the back what
you want to know. Choose from sections on technology, pest
control, stain removal, pets, cleaning and how to get family
members to help. Within these broad categories you can discover
how to get rid of various common stains, choose the right
vacuum cleaner for you; get the most out of your doormat,
deal with hoards and more. A lot of it is common sense, but
I found reading how to get the best out of cleaning supplies,
tackle each stain the right way, and use some kitchen staples
for surprising things, useful.
writes in an amusing, highly readable way, so even though
I was reading about a subject I usually find unappealing,
I was entertained and easily took a lot of ideas on board.
This is definitely one for the bookcase and worth buying for
that section on getting stains out alone.