In this down-to-earth book, Jocasta Innes provides a manual for dust and stress-free living. She covers everything from cleaning materials to how to do the laundry efficiently, from stain removal to the proper way to clean antique glass and how to prevent moths from munching your favourite sweater.
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A smoothly run, clean home can give immense pleasure to its inhabitants. This extensive manual, a response to the growing resurgence of interest in the art and craft of proper housekeeping, shows how it can be done.Review:
Whilst many deride the term "housekeeping" and believe the days of "keeping house" are over, this could not be further from the truth. We all have to wash up, clean, make and change beds else we would be living a life of squalor and this is, in effect, housekeeping. The main dilemma these days is how to successfully fit it into our hectic schedules of work and play. Jocasta Innes, renowned for her interior design skills, brings us her thoughts on the subject in a witty, intelligent and infinitely practical way. Foreseeing the inherent distaste of the matter, she manages to translate the chores into positive steps for a happier, more satisfying life. What better to lift the mood than to see a tidy room in the morning? Or a gleaming glass table or well-polished piece of furniture? No longer is a weekend blitz required if you follow Jocasta's simple, time-saving tips during the week. From organising your belongings to cleaning them, de-cluttering and laundry hints, and, realising that many women can now afford cleaners, she gives advice on their employment and how to best utilise them to ensure that you get the best out of this additional assistance. All are clearly explained for the novice, all contain handy notes for the more experienced and all are written accompanied by Jocasta's amusing anecdotes to give both a practical and entertaining read. For anyone, house-proud or not, this is an indispensable guide to organising and maintaining your home thus improving your standard of living, your life and giving you more time to do the things you really enjoy. - Lucy Watson
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Book Description Ebury Press, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand new books and maps available immediately from a reputable and well rated UK bookseller - not sent from the USA; despatched promptly and reliably worldwide by Royal Mail; Bookseller Inventory # SHP03149780091879358
Book Description Random House UK, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091879353