This book is like having a parent's wisdom in book form. This absolutely will be a book I pass onto my kids. I bought this after getting married, but wish I had consulted it upon moving out of my parents' house for the first time. I probably would have been a much better roommate :) The writing is clear and thorough. The book is so well-organized and trustworthy that I look here for answers before my beloved Google. Questions I've asked this book: how should I fold my towels and sheets? What's the best way to clean the floors? Is it more hygienic to air-dry or hand-dry dishes? I appreciate that the author provides rationales instead of simply dictating how things must be done, and especially appreciate how rooted in food safety her kitchen suggestions are.
To me, this book is so much more than what I would consider "housekeeping" and appeals to a much broader audience than a stay-at-home spouse. This contains strategies for doing the little day-to-day things around the house in practical ways that make life easier and more enjoyable. You don't need to read this cover-to-cover -- I haven't. Consider this a trusted advisor and consult it when you think to yourself, is there a better way to be doing this? Love this book!
- Paperback: 884 pages
- Publisher: Scribner; Reprint edition (5 April 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0743272862
- ISBN-13: 978-0743272865
- Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 4.3 x 23.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 1.2 Kg
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)