Queen for All Seasons: A Year of Tips, Tricks and Picks for a Cleaner House and a More Organized Life

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The Queen of Clean
with her royal tips for every season,
an untidy home would almost be treason!

Winter
Make snow shoveling a breeze...store holiday decorations with no...

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Overview

The Queen of Clean
with her royal tips for every season,
an untidy home would almost be treason!

Winter
Make snow shoveling a breeze...store holiday decorations with no tangles...humidify dry indoor air...care for flannel sheets...make those Valentine's gems sparkle

Spring
Garden the natural way...allergy-proof your home...banish grass stains...color your Easter eggs

Summer
Prepare for family road trips...care for your camping equipment...keep bugs away without chemicals...clean your sports gear

Fall
Get organized for back to school...store your summer clothes properly...put away your air conditioner...prepare for stress-free holidays!

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Holidays mean one thing to Hallmark and quite another to the self-styled Queen of Clean. There's New Year's Day and Super Bowl Sunday (guacamole stains on the carpet), Valentine’s Day (chocolate stains, champagne spills), Halloween (pumpkin mold on the porch), and so on. Thank goodness, Linda Cobb has cleaning solutions for every one of them.

Her practical suggestions are all delivered in a cheerful tone, with a reminder that life is for living, not for cleaning (but a clean, organized home can help your life).

Some of the tips are quite amazing. In fact, you wonder how anyone could have figured out that rubbing a pencil over a problematic zipper will help it glide smoothly. Or that putting a drop of baby oil on a tangled chain and pulling it apart with two sewing needles would actually work.

Dented Ping Pong balls? No problem. Simply drop them in a bowl of hot water and let them float around for a few minutes. Dirty golf balls? Not for Father's Day. Soak them in 1 cup warm water with 1/4 cup ammonia.

Cobb doesn't just have cleaning solutions to restore your home to normal. She also has ideas on improving your status quo, from fertilizing your garden with crushed eggshells and coffee grounds to organizing your children's closets for back-to-school. She also has good recommendations for dealing with allergy time, tax time, Easter, picnics, camping, and Christmas.

There are pet care tips, seasonal cold remedies, plus an outline of chores that should be done weekly, monthly, quarterly, biannually, and yearly. (Ginger Curwen)

Library Journal
More ways of staying squeaky clean from an arbiter seen frequently on TV and already boasting 1.5 million copies of her books in print. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743428316
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,408,176
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Cobb first shared her cleaning tips with readers in a weekly newspaper column in Michigan, where she owned a cleaning and disaster-restoration business dealing with the aftermath of fires and floods. After moving to Phoenix, she appeared weekly as a guest on Good Morning Arizona; since then she has shared her housekeeping advice on radio and television shows across the country, and in two New York Times bestsellers, Talking Dirty with the Queen of Clean® and Talking Dirty Laundry with the Queen of Clean®. Linda Cobb lives in Phoenix with her husband. Visit her popular Web site: wwwqueenofclean.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2003

    She Reigns!

    If you want a great book to get you organized and on a schedule to get your house back into shape, this is your book. She divides and conquers on a monthly basis and even includes how/where to find her favorite tools and products. I recently became a stay at home mom and this book saved me from becoming overwhelmed by the mess I had allowed our home to become. Believe me, my house isn't perfect nor will it ever be (who wants perfect, anyway?? Life is too short!) but at least now I know where to start!

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