Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook: The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home by Martha StewartMartha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook: The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home by Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook: The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home

byMartha Stewart

Hardcover | October 31, 2006

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Whether your home is small or large, an apartment in the city or a country cottage, it is a space that should be at once beautiful and livable. The key to that is managing the upkeep without feeling flustered. Until now, there has never been a comprehensive resource that not only tells how to care for your home and everything in it, but that also simplifies the process by explaining just when. With secrets from Martha Stewart for accomplishing the most challenging homekeeping tasks with ease, this detailed and comprehensive book is the only one you will need to help you keep your home looking its best, floor to ceiling, room by room.

In Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook, Martha shares her unparalleled expertise in home maintenance and care. Readable and practical–and graced with charts, sidebars, illustrated techniques, and personal
anecdotes from Martha’s decades of experience caring for her homes–this is far more than just a compendium of ways to keep your house clean. It covers everything from properly executing a living room floor plan to setting a formal table; from choosing HEPA filters to sealing soapstone countertops; from organizing your home office to polishing your silver and caring for family heirlooms.

Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook is organized for clarity and maximum practicality:

Room by Room covers the upkeep of the appliances, tools, furnishings, and surfaces found in each room, from the entryway to the kitchen, from the attic to the laundry room.

Throughout the House instructs the reader on the proper ways to routinely clean and periodically maintain everything in the home, including dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, polishing, scrubbing, waxing and much more.

Comfort and Safety focuses on techniques to ensure your home is running properly and safely, such as recognizing when to clean vents, fixing a leaky faucet, and eradicating pests.

A-to-Z Materials Guide provides an invaluable resource that explains the unusual materials that many favorite objects are made of–from abalone to zinc–
and how to care for them so they last.

Encyclopedic yet friendly, Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook is a seminal work–a must-have for everyone who wants a well-cared-for home that will endure for generations.
Martha Stewart is the author of many books on cooking, decorating, gardening, weddings, and other domestic arts, and is the founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. She lives in Bedford, New York.
Title:Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook: The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your HomeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:752 pages, 9.47 × 7.73 × 2.12 inPublished:October 31, 2006Publisher:Potter/TenSpeed/HarmonyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0517577003

ISBN - 13:9780517577004

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have for any home owner! I guess when it comes to cleaning, common sense, will-power and a little elbow grease are all a person really needs to get started. But this book really covers all the bases when keeping matter where you call home. Although it is a reference book, I enjoy just browsing through it for my own enjoyment. I suppose there are nay-sayers out there who will scoff at some of the nit-picky things Martha recommends doing on what may be a too-regular basis, but I appreciate seeing suggestions for what housekeeing things I can go the extra-mile for when I do have the time. I actually took 20 minutes and charted out her suggestion for daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal clean-ups and applied it to a calendar and found I would actually be saving time on cleaning if I stuck to the schedule I had created...instead of freaking out every Saturday. This book efficiently describes how to complete any household task on your to-do list, especially in ways that will save you time and money. This is a beautiful book that will sit wonderfully next to my copy of "The Silver Spoon" in my home office.
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