Penguin Book of Keeping House

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Penguin Group Australia, Jun 4, 2007 - House & Home - 408 pages
If you have ever wondered how tofit out your living room without breaking the bankallow light in but block nosey neighbours outwash a feather-filled doonakeep your bathroom sparkling, without chemicalsget your wardrobe under controlmake your home safe for toddlershelp your pot plants to flourish this is the book for you.Keeping house is an art that many of us have lost. Our schedules are so jam-packed that we don't have time to make the bed, let alone polish the silver. And yet we love our homes and cherish the time we spend there. Keeping house involves an eye for beauty, attendance to detail, and a deep care for those who live in and visit our home. It ensures that our living environment is comfortable, healthy and safe.Cerentha Harris's strategies are practical and stylish, and can be tailored to fit your needs. Her advice will save you time and help you take pleasure in the art of keeping house.

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Setting up House
How to Clean
The Kitchen
The Dining Room
The Living Room
The Bedroom
The Childrens Bedroom
The Bathroom
The Laundry
The Study
The Entrance Hall
The Outdoors

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About the author (2007)

Cerentha Harris is a journalist. Over the last ten years she has worked on the Sydney Morning Herald, including a three-year stint as editor of 'Domain' and two years as deputy editor of the( sydney)magazine. She has been a key organiser of Australia's Young Designer of the Year Award and was twice a jury member for the Royal Australian Institute of Architects awards. Cerentha lived in New York for seven years, where she worked as a freelance researcher for Martha Stewart Living and George magazine, among others. She lives in Sydney with her husband Brian, son Jack and daughter Lucinda.

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