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

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ISBN13: 9780517577004
ISBN10: 0517577003
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Set a formal table, get streak-free windows, and fix a leaky faucet — all in the most efficient way! The expert shares her secrets to keeping your home beautiful and running smoothly.
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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.

Synopsis:

With Martha Stewart's unparalleled expertise and signature style on every page, this is the ultimate guide to caring for one's home. From home office to bedroom and every room in between, readers will want this reference at their fingertips every time they'd like Stewart's opinion on any household task. 350 photos.

About the Author

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.

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Heidi, March 9, 2008 (view all comments by Heidi)
I've read only 5 pages and can see that I must have this book. I must! (along with all the things from Emily's comment....hmmmm)
If something isn't in this book...you don't need to know it.

Despite the fact that my husband thinks Martha is hot (okay, she kind of is), I think that soon, the enticing photo of Martha armed with spray bottle and paper towels that graces the front of the tome (and it is a tome) will be peering at us from the shelf.

The other great thing? There's a lovely clear plastic dust jacket that is easily cleansed after you take this book with you on all your dirty jobs!
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anitaseverance, November 30, 2006 (view all comments by anitaseverance)
I am commenting on this book even though I do not have it, but my daughter told me about it and was so excited about it that I have to try to get a copy of it for a special Christmas present. She needes help desperately with everything that is in this GREAT Book. Please help me make her Christmas a Extra Special one.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780517577004
Author:
Stewart, Martha
Publisher:
Clarkson Potter Publishers
Subject:
Housekeeping.
Subject:
Cleaning & Caretaking - General
Subject:
Cleaning & Caretaking
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Household Management
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
350 BandW PHOTOS; 150 DRAWINGS
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
9.38x7.68x2.12 in. 4.80 lbs.

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Set a formal table, get streak-free windows, and fix a leaky faucet — all in the most efficient way! The expert shares her secrets to keeping your home beautiful and running smoothly.

"Synopsis" by , With Martha Stewart's unparalleled expertise and signature style on every page, this is the ultimate guide to caring for one's home. From home office to bedroom and every room in between, readers will want this reference at their fingertips every time they'd like Stewart's opinion on any household task. 350 photos.
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