Talking Dirty with the Queen of Clean: Second Edition (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 13, 2001 - House & Home - 192 pages
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Want to clean a coffeepot in a flash? Unclog a sink with a simple homemade solution ? Do away with microwave odors? Banish those dust bunnies?
Let her royal highness of housekeeping show you how to turn your home into a sparkling palace -- in no time at all!
Step aside, Martha...Here comes the Queen of Clean, and her down-to-earth housekeeping guide for those of us who live in the real world. After all, the Queen has better things to do than be a slave to housework. That's why she has assembled a marvelous collection of miraculous cleaning tips and surprising shortcuts that get the job done quickly and well. Without a lot of fuss, you can solve hundreds of cleaning challenges in every room of your home:
  • Remove dust, rust, gum, fingerprints, stains, odors, and mildew
  • Clean leather and upholstery, carpets, windows, walls, floors, kitchen appliances, grills, and more
  • Deal with damage form flooding and fire

The queen count her pennies too -- with inexpensive, environmentally friendly cleaning concoctions and ingredients you might never expect, including
  • Tea -- the wood cleaner you can drink!
  • The amazing rust-removing power of the onion
  • Lemon juice
  • Vinegar
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Baking soda
  • ...and the five cleaning products you should never be without!

Let the Queen of Clean put an end to drudgery with her hints and solutions that get fabulous results -- fast!
  

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Review: Talking Dirty with the Queen of Clean

User Review  - Amy Anderson - Goodreads

Since no one taught me to clean, I really needed to read this book like a novel one time through. I learned a lot, but retained nothing. It will now be a good reference though. I think the only thing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Yahaira Hernandez - Goodreads

Great tips on green cleaning! Read full review

Contents

1 Beating the Bathroom Blues
1
2 Kitchen Duty
7
3 Cleaning Products You Should Never Be Without
23
4Rust Never Sleeps
30
5Taming Dust Bunnies Without a Whip
33
6Floor CleaningNow Step on It
35
7 Todays WoodTomorrows Heirlooms
39
8Off the WallsWash Them Like the Pros
43
19Paint by Numbers
98
20 The Grill Drill
103
21 Everything Under the Sun for Patio Furniture
107
22 All Hands on Decks
110
23 Concrete Solutions for Cleaning Cement Driveways and Patios
114
24At the Carwash
117
25Do Away with Window Pains
120
26Flower Power
125

9Up Up and AwayUpholstery Cleaning Made Easy
49
10 Leather Report
54
11Meticulous MarbleLeave No Stone Unturned
57
12 The Queens Royal Carpet Treatment
60
13 Are Pets Turning Your Home into a Barnyard?
69
14Baby Oh Baby and Kids Corner
77
15 The Nose KnowsOdor Control
84
16Hot Tips for Irons and Ironing Boards
88
17 Taking Charge of Electronic Equipment
91
18 The Care and Hanging of Pictures and Paintings
95
27Bug OutUserFriendly Pest Control
130
28Putting Your Best Foot Forward
134
29Turning Down the Heat on Fire Damage
138
30The Big DripWater Damage Restoration
144
31Taking the AtchooCoughCough Out of Your Air Ducts
149
32Stop the Science ExperimentMold and Mildew
152
Resource Guide
155
Index
163
Your Personal Tips and Hints
173
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About the author (2001)

Linda Cobb first shard her cleaning tips with readers in a weekly column in Michigan, where she owned a cleaning and disaster-restoration business dealing with the aftermath of fires and floods. Since becoming a popular weekly guest on Good Morning Arizona, she has appeared on Oprah, Regis, Today, Good Day New York, and in several national publications. Talking Dirty with ther Queen of Clean and Talking Dirty Laundry with the Queen of Clean.

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