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Meyer's sage advice is being made available in this revolutionary cleaning guide full of practical tips and secrets based on the premise that life is hectic and messy, so keeping a house clean and nice is the only sensible thing to do.
- ISBN-13: 9780446544597
- ISBN-10: 0446544590
- Publisher: Wellness Central
- Publish Date: March 2009
- Page Count: 239
That Mrs. Meyer really cleans up
Once you've rejuvenated your living space into a picture-perfect comfort zone, the challenge becomes keeping it that way. Enter Mrs. Meyer's Clean Home: No Nonsense Advice that Will Inspire You to Clean Like the Dickens, full of practical, expert advice on how to keep your lived-in home looking lovely. Millions are already familiar with Mrs. Meyer from the line of Earth-gentle cleaning products developed by her daughter, and this book embodies that naturalistic philosophy. The mother of nine (now-grown) children, Thelma Meyer has distilled more than 50 years of old-fashioned know-how into one highly relevant green guide to eco-friendly house-and-its-environs-keeping. She promotes good-for-you cleaning solutions (baking soda, lemon juice and vinegar) and explains how to get sparkling results without harsh chemicals.
Always thrifty, Meyer offers "Waste Not, Want Not" sidebars with money-saving ideas, such as making "Muskoe" (must-go) out of leftovers, installing an inexpensive low-flow shower head, and when it's time to clean the fish tank, using the outgoing water on your plants"it's great for fertilizing." For jobs large and small, from getting gum out of the carpet to gunk out of the gutters, Myers divulges her dynamo tactics for tackling tasks inside and out. Her easy-to-understand instructions on everything from canning tomatoes to cleaning a computer keyboard promote a lifestyle characterized by efficiency, self-sufficiency and economy. The family anecdotes she shares along the way lend a tender touch, a reminder that all this effort has a purpose higher than passing some white-glove test; it's to make our dwellings habitable and hospitable, our homes into havens: organized, pleasant places to live, love, learn and grow.