When Thelma Meyer tells it to you, she tells it straight: Clean the kitchen daily Don't waste anything (not even the water leftover from those potatoes you just boiled) Always work hard This philosophy meant that when Thelma's daughter Monica founded Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day products (named after her mom), the products were designed to work hard for you.
Now for the first time, Thelma's sage advice is being made available in this revolutionary cleaning guide chock full of practical tips and secrets based on the premise that life is hectic and messy -- and so keeping your house clean and nice is the only sensible thing to do. With shortcuts and tips for cleaning the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living room, Mrs. Meyer's Clean Home contains unexpected advice such as:
Never use vinegar and water on wood floors. One part dish soap and four parts water is the only way to truly get them clean. And remember to buff with a terrycloth towel.
Always clean out the fridge before grocery shopping. Serve the kids Musko (must go) for dinner, using the items that were fast approaching expiration.
Wash windows on a cloudy day to avoid the nasty streaking that happens when the sun's out and glass dry too fast.
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- ISBN-13: 9780446544597
- ISBN-10: 0446544590
- Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
- Publish Date: March 2009
- Dimensions: 8 x 6.4 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Page Count: 240
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.