Classic Household Hints: Over 500 Old and New Tips for a Happier Home

Classic Household Hints: Over 500 Old and New Tips for a Happier Home

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By (author) Susan Waggoner

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  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 234mm x 20mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 7 June 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1584795727
  • ISBN 13: 9781584795728
  • Illustrations note: cl75 / bw / tt75 illustrations, cl / bw / tt photographs
  • Sales rank: 284,382

Product description

From the creators of "Vintage Cocktails" and "It's a Wonderful Christmas" comes a book full of household hints and wonderful full-color vintage art. "Classic Household Hints" goes back to the tried and true tips of yesteryear and offers the reader hundreds of hints on everything from cleaning and organizing to buying and handling food. Picking Avocados: Ripe avocados are soft to the touch. Unfortunately, so are bruised avocados. To tell the difference, try flicking away the stem button (at the narrow end of the fruit) with your finger. If it falls off easily, the avocado is ripe. If the avocado is soft but the stem doesn't come off, it's probably bruised, and you should pass it by. Want the freshest eggs in the store? Pick the ones whose shells feel roughest to the touch. Is that expensive floor wax remover you bought laying down on the job? Simple ammonia will do the trick. In addition, advertisement quotes ("If your husband comes home in a bad mood, delight him with a clean house and a sandwich.") are also included making it a fun to read gift book as well as a practical guide to a sparkling home. As with the authors' previous books, the colorful art is from the 1940s to the 1960s.

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Susan Waggoner has written numerous fiction and non-fiction books. With Robert Markel she is the author of Make Mine Vodka, Cocktail Hour, Vintage Cocktails and It's a Wonderful Christmas. She lives in New York City.