Good Housekeeping Simple Cleaning Wisdom: 450 Easy Shortcuts for a Fresh & Tidy Home

Good Housekeeping Simple Cleaning Wisdom: 450 Easy Shortcuts for a Fresh & Tidy Home

by Good Housekeeping, Carolyn Forte


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This Good Housekeeping guide is so simple and smart it will make you WANT to clean! 
Get a sparkling home in a snap! Whether you’re a cleaning enthusiast or a procrastinator, you’re in luck, because no one knows how to keep a home fresh and tidy like the experts at Good Housekeeping. This room-by-room guide is jam-packed with time-saving advice, including information on hardworking Good Housekeeping Institute Lab-tested products. It features a must-have section on stain removal (a perennial request from the magazine’s millions of readers) as well as welcome advice on cleaning up after Fido and after the kids. Hundreds of tricks and tips for taking care of everything from grease stains to kitchen odors, laundry mishaps, and carpet catastrophes will help you clean faster, declutter more easily, tackle trouble spots, simplify big jobs, and accomplish more in less time.
Good Housekeeping Simple Cleaning Wisdom reveals:
  • “Pillow talk” on choosing the right one, when to replace it, and how to protect it against allergens
  • How to fix laundry disasters—including when colors from one garment bleed onto another
  • Three mistakes that ruin wood
  • Patio, porch, and deck spruce ups, plus ideas to keep your grill sizzling (hint: ditch the wire brush)
  • How to put a stop to mold and mildew
  • How to freshen up a guest room . . . fast—and speed clean in the house in minutes   

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781618372482
Publisher: Hearst
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Series: Simple Wisdom Series , #2
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 319,560
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Good Housekeeping is a leading lifestyle media brand inspiring a monthly audience of 36+ million readers to discover genius innovations, delicious ideas, style-savvy trends, compelling news, and best-in-class products for their homes, families, and themselves. The Good Housekeeping Institute’s state-of-the-art labs combined with Good Housekeeping’s seasoned editorial talent and renowned test kitchen is unparalleled. In addition to its US flagship, Good Housekeeping publishes five editions around the world.
Carolyn Forté is the Director of Home Appliances, Cleaning Products, and Textiles Lab. She oversees all the testing and editorial contribution involving home-cleaning appliances and products, garments, home furnishings, paper and plastic, as well as providing tips, service, and advice.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Cleaning Basics 2

Chapter 2 The Kitchen 28

Chapter 3 Laundry & Clothing Care 54

Chapter 4 Bedrooms, Family Rooms & Home Offices 80

Chapter 5 The Bathroom 110

Chapter 6 The Garage & Outdoor Spaces 132

Chapter 7 Stain Rescue 148

Photo Credits 194

Index 196

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