Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House

Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House by Cheryl Mendelson 0743272862 9780743272865
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The classic bestselling resource for every American home. Choosing fabrics, cleaning china, keeping the piano in tune, making a good fire, folding a fitted sheet, setting the dining room table, keeping surfaces free of food pathogens, watering plants, removing stains --Home Comfortsaddresses the meanings as well as the methods of hands -- on housekeeping to help you manage everyday chores, find creative solutions to modern domestic dilemmas, and enhance the experience of life at home.Further topics include: Making up a bed with hospital corners, Expert recommendations for safe food storage, Reading care labels (and sometimes carefully disregarding them), Keeping your home free of dust mites and other allergens, Home safety and security, A summary of laws applicable to the home, including privacy, accident liability, contracts, and domestic employees and more in this practical, good-humored, historic, philosophical, even romantic, guidebook to the art of household management.

Author: Cheryl Mendelson

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 896

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: 2005-05-17

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