Home Economics: Vintage Advice and Practical Science for the 21st-Century Household

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Quirk Books, 2010 - House & Home - 175 pages
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"Housekeeping is becoming more and more a matter of science, and the laurels are bound to fall to the woman who conducts her household in a business-like way."
 
Let the thrifty sensibility of yesteryear be your guide as you shop for the most economical foods, choose wall colors scientifically, clean with natural products, look your best without breaking the bank, and budget your way to frugal efficiency. In this amazing collection of clever wisdom and practical advice drawn from vintage home-economics textbooks, you'll find everything you need to get back to basics and run a healthy and happy household. Home Economics covers all the categories of delightful domesticity:
    
     *  Health & Hygiene
     *  Cookery & Recipes
     *  Manners & Etiquette
     *  Design & Decoration
     *  Cleaning & Safety
     *  Gardening & Crafts
 
Rediscover the art and science of keeping house--economically!

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Review: Home Economics: Vintage Advice and Practical Science for the 21st-Century Household

User Review  - Kitty - Goodreads

Without judgement or bias, I found this cute little book to be a very good resource for any unfamiliar with the basics of adult living, and a good refresher for those of us that know most of the ... Read full review

Review: Home Economics: Vintage Advice and Practical Science for the 21st-Century Household

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Perhaps some people find a focus on home economics to be backwards and oppressive to women. I think it is backwards for anyone living in a home not to try to make it functional and pleasant. I find it ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Jennifer McKnight-Trontz is the author of several books, including The Good Citizen's Handbook and How to Be Popular. She lives in New York City.

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