Martha's Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook

Martha's Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook

Clarkson Potter

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The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home

In Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook, Martha shares her unparalleled expertise in home maintenance and care. Readable and practical- with charts, sidebars, illustrated techniques, and personal anecdotes from Martha's decades of experience -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.

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Martha Stewart is America’s most trusted lifestyle expert and teacher, and the author of more than 90 books on cooking, entertaining, crafts, homekeeping, gardening, weddings, and decorating.

Pub Date: 2006
Format: Hardback
Pages: 744 
Size: 7.50 x 9.50 inches


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