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Household hints

See below for a selection of the latest books from Household hints category. Presented with a red border are the Household hints books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Household hints books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Chat Magazine Blimey That's Clever

Chat Magazine Blimey That's Clever

Author: Chat Magazine, John Blake Publishing Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2019

Hot off the pages of Chat magazine, thousands of handy household hints and tips. They're easy, they're clever and most importantly, they work! Don't you just love it when you discover a simple solution to what is normally a tricky or time consuming task? This fantastic book is crammed with a selection of invaluable ideas which do just that. Every one is thought up by real and ordinary people who are just trying to make their life that little bit easier. Whatever problem is nagging at you, this book probably holds an easier, faster, cheaper or more effective alternative! Don't risk biting into a toast soldier dipped in a gone off egg! Before you cook your eggs, try out this foolproof test. Place them in a pan of cool, salted water. If they sink, they're fresh. If they float, they're off. Struggling to get your kids to eat their veg? Try making magic food! Serve up blue carrots, red peas, and purple potatoes. A few drops of food colouring will ensure empty plates every time! To remove stubborn dried on stains from tricky dishes such as Bolognese, rub a squirt of anti-dandruff shampoo into your clothes before you wash them. So have a browse through these handy hints - you never know you may even come up with some of your own along the way!

How To Clean Your House at Christmas

How To Clean Your House at Christmas

Author: Queen of Clean Lynsey Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

`A cracker of a book packed with tips - you'll feel instantly organised.' Aggie MacKenzie Revised edition. Updated with a new Christmas section. Do you find household chores getting on top of you, even more so in December? Want to get ahead in the run up to the festive season? Let the Queen of Clean show you how to take control of your house and your Christmas to-do list. Packed with eco-friendly cleaning products, and featuring her monthly routines and easy step-by-step guides, this festive edition includes a bumper Christmas section full of cleaning tips and home hacks to see you through the party season and take on even the most daunting tasks to leave you with a clean, calm and happy home. It's the ultimate guide that shows you how to stay on top of all the housework and leave you with time to put your feet up with a glass of mulled wine.

Mind Your Manors Tried-and-True British Household Cleaning Tips

Mind Your Manors Tried-and-True British Household Cleaning Tips

Author: Lucy Lethbridge Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2019

British estates were known to be the epitome of cleanliness with their white-glove perfection. Through her meticulous research on servants, Lucy Lethbridge gleaned much knowledge about how these homes were made to gleam over almost two centuries, from the Victorian through the Edwardian years and beyond. The majority of household tasks were done with basic ingredients like lemon juice, white vinegar, and bicarbonate of soda, which feel very modern in their display of frugality and ecological soundness. Tea leaves were used to freshen up rugs and stewed rhubarb to remove rust stains. Here, Lethbridge reveals these old-fashioned and almost-forgotten techniques that made British households sparkle before the use of complicated contraptions and a spray for every surface. A treasury of advice from servants' memoirs and housekeeping guides, and illustrated with charming art from period advertising and domestic classics, Mind Your Manors is the perfect book for all those who want to put time-tested cleaning methods to work.

10-Minute Declutter Hundreds of Tips to Organize Every Room of Your House

10-Minute Declutter Hundreds of Tips to Organize Every Room of Your House

Author: Skye Alexander Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2019

Is clutter controlling you? You need this feng shui cure to declutter your space and transform your life! If you think clutter is a fact of life, think again. Feng shui, the ancient Chinese art of placement, can help you organize every aspect of your life, both at home and in the office. With the simple tips and tricks in this book, you can learn the secrets of this age-old clutter elimination system in no time. Best-selling 10-Minute Feng Shui author Skye Alexander shows you how to transform your environment, and in doing so, transform you life as well! Designed with today's busy person in mind, 10-Minute Declutter breaks down organization into easy tasks that take only minutes to perform, which provides both a sense of order and peace of mind. Use plants to absorb emotional and mental clutter Use a consistent color scheme throughout your home Use a board instead of post-it notes to organize your life And much more With 10-Minute Declutter, you can eliminate bad habits, develop new and better ones, and attract the new luck, love, and harmony that accompany a well-managed life.

The Organised Mum Method Transform your home in 30 minutes a day

The Organised Mum Method Transform your home in 30 minutes a day

Author: Gemma Bray Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

The Organised Mum Method is THE housekeeping bible that will completely revolutionise your home. Say goodbye to mess, clutter and weekends spent tidying and cleaning! Gemma Bray (a.k.a The Organised Mum) is a firm believer that there is more to life than housework, and over the last decade she has perfected The Organised Mum Method (TOMM).* The Organised Mum Method is a structured, manageable and ultra-efficient cleaning routine that ensures all areas of the home are taken care of. It's easy to follow, effective and ensures that everything gets done in just 30 minutes a day, Monday to Friday ... and you get weekends off! Perfect for existing fans of TOMM or anyone looking for ways to fit cleaning around a busy lifestyle, The Organised Mum Method includes life-changing tips, tricks, cleaning schedules, shopping lists, meal plans and quick recipes that will help you get your housework done fast. *Don't worry dads -- it works for you too.

Household Hints, Naturally Garden, Beauty, Health, Cooking, Laundry, Cleaning

Household Hints, Naturally Garden, Beauty, Health, Cooking, Laundry, Cleaning

Author: Diane Sutherland, Jon Sutherland, Liz Keevill, Kevin Eyres Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2019

Ditch the harsh, expensive chemicals, and discover the natural power and versatility of bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and lemons. Far more than cooking ingredients, they can be used in all manner of household tasks including cleaning, laundry, animal care, and health and beauty. This is the essential guide to maximizing the potential of these cheap, environmentally-friendly and multi-purpose products. Tips range from removing baked-on food from pans to making your own facial scrub, from getting stubborn stains out of your clothes to shampooing your dog. Clear, fun text is accompanied by attractive photography.

how and when to DECLUTTER A Simple Guide

how and when to DECLUTTER A Simple Guide

Author: Andrew Ware Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2019

Cleaning Hacks Your All-Natural, Go-To Solution for Spots, Stains, Scum, and More!

Cleaning Hacks Your All-Natural, Go-To Solution for Spots, Stains, Scum, and More!

Author: Sarah Flowers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2019

Clean everything in your home from your clothes and sheets to your shower curtain, vents-even the inside of your washing machine-with this simple short-cuts using all-natural cleaning products. Did you know you should be cleaning your sponge on a weekly basis by putting it in the microwave for just 90 seconds? Or that you could use a rubber glove to clean up pet hair instead of a lint brush? Or that wax paper can be used to make your faucets and sink fixtures shine instead of a chemical polish? Avoid long lists of mysterious chemicals and skip buying multiple cleaning products and get back to basics and use simple, all-natural solutions that are safe, inexpensive, and effective. Take control of your cleaning to-do list with these easy, natural cleaning methods. With this book, you'll learn to: -Use vinegar to clean out a washing machine that's starting to smell -Mix lemon juice and salt to really clean out the cracks in your cutting board where food can get stuck -Rub chalk onto a greasy stain to help absorb extra oils before washing And much more! Organized by cleaning project, you'll be able to find the perfect easy solution for all your cleaning jobs, however large or small, with this handy guide!

Spotless Natural Cleaning Solutions for a Brighter Home & a Happier Life

Spotless Natural Cleaning Solutions for a Brighter Home & a Happier Life

Author: Jennifer Fleming, Shannon Lush Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/04/2019

Spotless is the go-to guide to keeping your home sparkling clean and organised, full of handy hints and solutions for all those tough cleaning problems we each face and don't know where to start. Using cost-effective and eco-friendly methods this book has information on how to care for and fix just about anything in the home, as well as recipes for making your own cleaning products. From how to clean each room effectively to removing stains on any surface or item of clothing 'Queen of Clean' Shannon Lush shares her vast wealth of domestic wisdom and techniques, delivering valuable take-aways that will help you save time, money and the planet.