Householder's Survival Manual
The all-in-one, hard-working volume that will save you time, work, and money -- and keep your home running more easily and efficiently than ever before. The most up-to-date advice from experts on more than 400 topics to help you have a clean, organized, and well-maintained home.
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CHAPTER TOOLS FOR KEEPING FLOORS CLEAN Regular maintenance Basic floorcleaning tools Washing floors
HEATING COOLING AND LIGHTING
KITCHENS COOKWARE AND APPLIANCES
CHAPTER MINOR PLUMBING REPAIRS Shutting off the water Toilets Sinks Diagnosing toilet problems
HOME FURNISHINGS AND FURNITURE
CHAPTER Options for blinds Options for shades Curtains and draperies Curtain drapery and soft valance styles
CLOTHING AND LAUNDRY
adjust allow apply attach avoid bottom brush cause choose clean cleaner close cloth color containers cover damage designed detergent door drain dryer dust easy edge electric fabric filter finish fire floor flowers frame furniture garden glass hand handle hard heat heater hinge hold hole inches inside install insulation iron keep leak leave less light look machine material metal models move once paint piece pipe plants plastic prevent problem protect pull remove repair replace require rinse roof rugs safe screen screws secure side soil solution space stain supply sure surface tank tape turn unit usually vacuum valve vent wall wash window wire wood