Cleaning and Stain Removal for Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 22, 2004 - House & Home - 352 pages
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Whether you’re a devout neatnik or a free spirit who likes to draw designs in dust, Cleaning & Stain Removal For Dummies is for you. It helps you make quick work of dirty work with all kinds of practical tips and techniques, plus trade secrets used by the pros. You’ll learn how to use the proper equipment and tackle specific cleaning challenges, including
  • Floors, walls, and ceilings
  • The kitchen and bathrooms
  • Furniture and furnishings
  • Appliances and equipment
  • Windows
  • Bicycles and cars
  • Clothes and laundry
  • Decks, driveways, and patios

There are whole sections on removing stains and tackling 101 common problems that you’ll use as a reference when faced with life’s inevitable spills and mishaps. Author Gill Chilton, a columnist who writes home tips for Family Circle, doesn’t just give tips to make cleaning easier, but provides tips to make life easier, including:

  • A room-by-room guide to what needs to be done, and how often
  • Daily and weekly lists so you can stay on top of things
  • Quick fixes before unexpected guests arrive
  • How to get the most results in the least time

A perfect gift for young people going off to school or setting up a house for the first time, for adults suddenly forced to take responsibility for a modicum of cleanliness, or for experienced housekeepers who want to learn short-cuts and money-savers, this is the book that helps people get off to a clean start!

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I Getting Your Hands Dirty Cleaning Basics
7
Part II Cleaning Your Home Top to Bottom
47
Part III Keeping Up Appearances Outside
123
Part IV Cleaning Special Items and in Special Situations
167
Part V Removing Stains
231
Part VI The Part of Tens
283
Appendix Stain Removal Guide
307
Index
317
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About the author (2004)

Gill Chilton is a consumer journalist with 20 years experience in writing on practical subjects. She writes for, among others, Family Circle, Woman, and Good Housekeeping magazines, and answers questions on a regular consumer advice page forFamily Circle. Cleaning is forever a hot topic: Readers may love or loathe it, but, as they tell Gill, they can’t ignore it.
Gill is also the author of Home Basics: The Complete Guide to Running Today’s Home published by Reader’s Digest and she has appeared on radio and TV demonstating practical household tips.

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