Home Almanac is for everyone who dreams of a beautiful, comfortable, clean, tidy, and safe home. It presents timeless wisdom passed down from generations of homemakers - from setting the perfect table to cleaning and ironing tips - as well as up-to-date information relevant to today�s modern homes - from advice on major purchases to how to remove your name from mail and phone lists. Filled with 150 pieces of vintage art, Home Almanac brings charm to tips and information, charts and diagram, lists and steps. It gives today�s busy homemaker a handy and beautiful guide that is easy and enjoyable to use. Home Almanac is everything you need to plan, maintain, and improve your house or apartment.
The following is a partial list of topics found in the six chapters of Home Almanac:
ROOM BY ROOM: What makes an incredible home; the essentials for creating living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms that fit your lifestyle and needs.
CLEANING AND ORGANIZATION: Everything you need to know to keep your house sparkling; laundry how-to and tips; the basics of cleaning and sanitizing; spot and stain removal; organizing your house; the closet plan; record keeping; how long you should keep documents.
DESIGN AND IMPROVEMENTS: Decorating tips and tools even the most confused designer can use; choosing the perfect color and light schemes for your house; troubleshooting decorating hang-ups; making pillows and no-sew curtains; when to call in the pros; information for renovating your basement; improvements that increase the value of your home before
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS: Hints and how-tos for keeping your home perfect; buying and maintaining major appliances; easy tips for conserving energy; the essential tool kit; what you can do before you contact the handyman; working with service people.
ENTERTAINING AND ETIQUETTE: Practical steps from planning the perfect menu to ideas for parties; ten quick centerpieces; thank-you cards and registries; cocktail party essentials; creating a festive environment; taking care of houseguests.
RESOURCES: Invaluable government and safety information; Web sites and telephone numbers; shopping and books; reference charts and tables.