Done and Dusted - The Organic Home on a Budget

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Overview

As the cleaning guru for The Guardian's Weekend Magazine Space Solves column from 2005 to 2011, Stephanie Zia helped hundreds of readers deal with their near-impossible stains and cleaning catastrophes. This book gathers together 100+ of the best of her columns.

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• Cleaning without chemicals - the housework hater's healthy, quick cleaning guide.

• Non-toxic stain removal - the knowledge. Learn the quick, easy way to identify and treat stains instantly without the need of a ...

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Overview

As the cleaning guru for The Guardian's Weekend Magazine Space Solves column from 2005 to 2011, Stephanie Zia helped hundreds of readers deal with their near-impossible stains and cleaning catastrophes. This book gathers together 100+ of the best of her columns.

PLUS

• Cleaning without chemicals - the housework hater's healthy, quick cleaning guide.

• Non-toxic stain removal - the knowledge. Learn the quick, easy way to identify and treat stains instantly without the need of a chart.

• How to avoid the nasty chemicals lurking in everyday household products with links to online experts for further study.

• What about the vinegar? The best uses for vinegar, baking powder, lemon juice etc - what works and what doesn't.

And much, much more.

The advice in this book isn't anti-non-organic or anti-chemical - everything is made of chemicals - but about balance. How to avoid the possible nasties and make informed, affordable compromises. You'll find plenty of top tips for using everyday non-toxic products you have around the home for cleaning and stain removal, but also last resort recommendations for chlorine bleach, oxalic acid and ammonia when no other substance is likely to do the job. Where there are areas of confusion and controversy - whether we should be avoiding non-stick pans, for example - carefully researched, non-alarmist, websites are recommended to help you make up your own mind.

UPDATED July 2014

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781463562151
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/25/2011
  • Pages: 198
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephanie Zia was The Guardian's Cleaning Guru from 2005-11. She enjoys publishing and editing other authors at Blackbird Digital Books and blogs at Confessions Of An Author.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    It was perfect timing to pick up this book as I begin Spring cle

    It was perfect timing to pick up this book as I begin Spring cleaning. I really got a lot of great tips from this book. It also taught me about a few helpful tools. I am addicted to the Good Guide app after reading about it in Done & Dusted. Since I have small children, I was excited to learn about some eco-friendly cleaning options. Lots of useful information in this book!

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