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Mary Ellen's guide to good enough housekeeping
Pinkham, Mary Ellen.
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Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2002.
Physical Description:
xii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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Kenmore Library TX158 .P56 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Julia Boyer Reinstein Library TX158 .P56 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Home comforts are made easy with 22 tricks to make house work easier, from the author of the bestselling Mary Ellen's Best of Helpful Hints. Line art throughout.

Author Notes

Mary Ellen Pinkham's Best of Helpful Hints shot to #1 on The New York Times Bestseller List in 1979 and stayed there for over a year. She now has her own line of cleaning products and stars in "Tipical Mary Ellen" on the Home & Garden TV Network. She lives in Edina, Minnesota.

Dale Burg , Mary Ellen's long-time collaborator, lives in Manhattan.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Part 1 Where to Start
1 Dejunk * Defend * Decidep. 3
2 Good Enough Housekeeping Basicsp. 10
3 12 General Tips for Cutting the Clutterp. 18
4 7 Ways to Be More Efficientp. 22
5 17 Tricks to Make Housework Easierp. 25
6 5 Ideas for Getting Help at Homep. 30
7 The Least Equipment You Needp. 32
Part 2 The Good Enough Ways to Clean Every Room in Your House
8 The Bathroomp. 53
9 The Bedroomp. 85
10 The Kitchenp. 110
11 The Living Room and Dining Roomp. 158
12 The Patio Furnishings, Garage, Driveway, and Basementp. 198
13 The Quickest Cleanup Ever: Unexpected Guests Due in 30 Minutesp. 214
Indexp. 217
About the Authorsp. 227

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