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

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

by Linda Cobb
     
 

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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 tangles...humidify dry indoor air...care for flannel sheets...make those Valentine's gems sparkle

Spring
Garden the natural way...allergy-proof your

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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The Barnes & Noble Review
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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743428316
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,153,717
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Previously the owner of a cleaning and disaster-restoration business in Michigan, dealing with the aftermath of fires and floods, Linda Cobb started sharing her cleaning tips in a local newspaper column. After moving to Phoenix she became a weekly guest on Good Morning Arizona—then the product endorsements and requests for appearances started rolling in. A featured guest on radio and television shows across the country, Linda Cobb lives in Phoenix with her husband.

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