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Home Comforts : The Art and Science of Keeping House

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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 Comforts addresses 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 896 pages
  • 166 x 236 x 40mm | 1,166g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0743272862
  • 9780743272865
  • 72,784

Review quote

"There's only one book to own if you want to be serious about your housekeeping: Cheryl Mendelson's magesterial HOME COMFORTS."--Dwight Garner "The New York Times "
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2,671 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (952)
3 17% (459)
2 4% (107)
1 1% (25)
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