Clean House!Book - 2004
Homes should be havens, but how to make them so? In Clean House! Alison Haynes says the key is smart housekeeping, which incorporates a number of related ideas: that a house should be ``healthy''; that living in it and maintaining it should not take a toll on the environment; and that it should be comfortable and safe to live in, not unnecessarily expensive to maintain, and efficient to run on a day-to-day basis. Haynes offers a wealth of strategies, from making ``green choices'' like using safe and gentle bicarbonate of soda instead of harsh chemicals to clean the bathroom, to assessing furniture, carpets, curtains, and decor for problematic substances. Clean House! demystifies household management by explaining how to de-clutter every room, deter dust mites, decode detergent labels, dehumidify bathroom and bedroom, and devise simple storage systems that work.
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Laurel Glen, c2004.
Branch Call Number: 648.5 HAYNES A
Characteristics: 360 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.