All-new Hints from Heloise: A Household Guide for the '90s

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Penguin, 1989 - Family & Relationships - 416 pages
For over thirty years Heloise's column "Hints from Heloise" has been an American institution, read by millions daily. In All-New Hints from Heloise, her first new household-hints book in almost a decade, Heloise has created an indispensable home reference guide that focuses specifically on today's changing life- styles. The operative word today is convenience--getting what has to be done accomplished in the limited time available.

You will still find an abundance of the time-tested household hints from Heloise so many have come to expect, from removing spots and stains to caring for household plants and fixing squeaky floors. In addition, you will also find scores of hints on using and maintaining household appliances that simply didn't exist in most homes a decade ago. Organized by subject, and cross-referenced with a comprehensive index, All-New Hints from Heloise provides up-to-date advice on everything from home care inside and outside to travel, entertainment, children, pets, and more.

This is the first household self-help book to take readers beyond the traditional concerns of the past and help prepare them to overcome the hurdles of the '90s.
 

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Contents

SAVING TIME IN THE KITCHEN
1
Dishwasher Efficiency 5 Getting Sparkling Clean Dishes
8
ContinuousCleaning and SelfCleaning Ovens 12 Cleaning Standard
15
Appliances
21
Roach Extermination Formula 31 Weevil Extermination
32
Being Creative with Leftovers 37 Keeping Track of Stored
38
SAVING SUPERMARKET DOLLARS
46
Buying Produce 51 Buying Fruits and Berries 52 Buying
59
Birthday Parties 188 Playing with Kids 189 Traveling with
196
Laundry Tips
206
TroubleShooting Dryers 210 Laundromats 210 Several Ironing
215
Closets
223
PERSONAL TIPS
232
WORKING COUPLES
258
Money Matters
263
Transporting Disks 268 Buying a Computer 268 Learning How
272

Cereals Flour Grains 60 Spices 60 Canned Goods 61 Fresh
70
IN AND AROUND THE HOUSE
74
Cleaning and Organizing Bedrooms and Living Areas
83
Picking Up Clutter 87 knickknacks 87 Lamps 87 Cleaning
92
Carpet Care 93 Upholstered Furniture 96 DryMopping
100
Decorating Tips 105 HangUps 105 Decorating Windows
108
Hammering Safely 117 Using Screwdrivers
118
Using a Ladder Safely 124 Dripless Painting
124
Fire Safety
131
Parking Your Car in the Garage 135 Greasy Garage Floors 136 Storing
137
Drainage Tips 143 Plant Pest Control 143 TLC Tender Loving
143
Digging into Gardening 148 Getting Gardening Help 149 Shrubs
161
CHILDREN
167
Safety for Kids Sake 180 Toy Safety 181 Poisonous Plants
182
General Tips 275 Television 277 Home Satellite Television
278
Videotaping Tips 283 Audio Cassette Tapes 284 Storing Audio
285
Compact Discs 288 Compact Disc Players 290 Record
299
Comfort Tech
305
PETS
312
Cats
323
Bringing a Puppy Home 327 Housebreaking a Puppy 327 Heartworm
329
Gerbils Hamsters Guinea Pigs
335
ENTERTAINING
339
BridalGroom Showers and Weddings
354
LongDistance Birthday Party
360
THE HELOISE SURVIVAL KIT
396
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About the author (1989)

For generations, Heloise has been the name in household advice. Continuing in the tradition of her mother, the original Heloise, today's Heloise has become a media phenomenon. Along with her numerous television appearances and worldwide syndicated newspaper column, she has a monthly feature in Good Housekeeping, and her own website. Heloise is the author of several bestselling books.

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