NOW UPDATED WITH MORE EASY, TIME-SAVING TIPS FOR TURNING YOUR HOME INTO A SPARKLING PALACE! Talking Dirty with the Queen of Clean(R) The down-to-earth housekeeping guide that brought the Queen of Clean(R) into your home is now better than ever! As always, her marvelous collection of tips and shortcuts gives you the keys to conquering dust, ...Read MoreNOW UPDATED WITH MORE EASY, TIME-SAVING TIPS FOR TURNING YOUR HOME INTO A SPARKLING PALACE! Talking Dirty with the Queen of Clean(R) The down-to-earth housekeeping guide that brought the Queen of Clean(R) into your home is now better than ever! As always, her marvelous collection of tips and shortcuts gives you the keys to conquering dust, rust, stains, gum, clogs, odor, mildew, smudges, scratches, allergens, pet problems, and water damage. And she works her magic with the hidden cleansing powers of natural, inexpensive ingredients such as baking soda, lemon juice, petroleum jelly, tea, vinegar and more. Now, the Queen expands her domain with: More penny-saving tips... Thrifty hints for frugal living. Waste not... Don't trash it! The Queen finds fun, creative uses for everyday products. An ounce of prevention... Foil common household problems before they begin. The Queen's favorite tales... Happy endings to the most unusual and daunting cleaning challenges! You'll also find handy sidebars, an updated index, and a revealing cleaning quiz to help you measure your status as a domestic diva. Never be a slave to housework again! "Includes Helpful Hints From The Royal Guide To Spot And Stain Removal!"Read Less
Publishers Weekly, 2002-12-02 Clean-up diva and author Cobb (Talking Dirty with the Queen of Clean, etc.) here focuses on organizing a home and eliminating the unnecessary. Cobb begins by explaining that being a Peaceful Pauline is preferable to being a Harried Harriet. The latter is always running behind schedule, paying overdue video fines and having nothing to eat. "Conquering clutter really does pay off-you'll be pleasantly surprised to find how enjoyable conquering clutter and getting organized can be. You can relax in your own home, find things when you need them, enjoy your day-to-day activities, and feel in control of your life," says Cobb. The author takes the reader from room to room, discussing what can be immediately thrown out, cleaned and put elsewhere or re-configured. Some of the advice isn't original-such as leaving daily items near the door-but Cobb's spin is amusing and sometimes pretty clever. Family bulletin boards, for example, are helpful, but Cobb says not to use a chalk or pen board because the writing utensils inevitably disappear. The section on organizing the kitchen is helpful, particularly with the list of how long foods can safely be stored. Cobb's discussion of what items can and cannot be safely stored in attics and basements is also informative. People unwilling to face the clutter throughout their whole house can still benefit by skimming selected chapters. Readers willing to spend just an hour or two with this book will easily regain that time after they've followed Cobb's advice. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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