Mrs. Meyer's Clean Home: No-Nonsense Advice That Will Inspire You to Clean Like the Dickens

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Home: No-Nonsense Advice That Will Inspire You to Clean Like the Dickens

by Thelma Meyer

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ISBN-13: 9780446544597
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 03/02/2009
Pages: 239
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Always thrify Thelma Meyer raised nine children in Iowa and kept the house clean. She helps promote the Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day products.

Monica Meyer is Founder and President of Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day. She spent many years as a brand builder for leading retailers, and was a marketing executive at Target.

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Mrs. Meyer's Clean Home: No-Nonsense Advice That Will Inspire You to Clean Like the Dickens 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love to give this book with all of the cleaning products as a bridal shower gift when the bride and groom are just getting their first home. Nobody wants to spend money on cleaning products when they can be buying fun things for their new home. These products are great and it's a great gift when your name is already Mrs. Meyer!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very basic information. I would have liked helpful tips. This is only for a newlywed or someone learning to clean their home.
faith42love on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I really love having this book and thank you to Sheri from A Novel Menagerie for the giveaway. Mrs. Meyer truly did inspire me, this morning I went to the grocery store and stocked up on lemon juice, vinegar and baking powder and went away at all those places I have been meaning to get to. Baking soda and lemon juice cleaned my tub better than any of the harsh cleaners available today and my hands didn't dry out. My hubby came home from work and mentioned how clean the house was. Thank you, Mrs. Meyer!It was a fun and easy to use guide with cute little pictures and family antidotes included. The woman had a gaggle of children, some one had to clean. The only qualm I had about the book was that there was very limited information of pet spills and some of the advice seemed to be included just to fill space. Overall get guide for young people just getting a new home or apartment. Great gift idea!
wbarker on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Perfect for : Personal Use, cleaning resource book, great gift for: wedding, someone moving into their first house/dorm/apartment, etcIn a nutshell: This book is filled with practical advice, including a very helpful suggested schedule for cleaning throughout the house (daily, weekly, monthly, etc). Once you build a routine, she has provided detailed suggestions for cleaning specific items, for example, the kitchen sink: the sink, the drain, the faucets, and for those trouble sinks - getting them really clean! Other items in the kitchen: countertop appliances, walls and windows, oven, pots, and silverware, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, garbage can, table, cabinets, and floors. . . . those are just for the kitchen! For the past few years, I've been trying to build a household cleaning list for myself (including how often to clean each item), and this book has just done that for me! I love it!! I also really appreciate the household cleaners that she suggests as an alternative to harsh chemicals (baking soda, vinegar, rosemary, club soda, lemon, etc). I think this book would be helpful for the person who already has a clean home, and the one who needs to have a cleaner home! The tips and tricks provided in this book are invaluable, and healthier for you and your family!Extended Review: One thing I really liked was the author's views about conserving water and energy when possible, and how that transfers to respect for money and resources. She also talks about the safety of cleaning products and offers alternative cleaners (use vodka to clean diamond jewelry, p. 124). She also provides so much detail - I had no idea I was supposed to vacuum the refrigerator coils! Plus, she even shares how to care for books on page 120!Content: This book contains an introduction which covers the cleaning basics (what to clean, when to clean (spring/fall cleaning), organizing priorities, good-for-you cleaning products, cleaning supply list, and a list of things to do during the week to help keep your house clean. Then there are specific chapters for : the kitchen, the bathroom, the living room, the bedroom, the home office, the laundry, "Nooks and Crannies," and the outdoors. The final sections of the book are more resources and cover "Pets, Odors and Pests," a handy glossary, etc.Format: The book is set up with an introduction, and then chapters for each main area of the house, including outside! The chapters are set up very nicely with a detail in the front of everything the chapter will cover and what page it is on. This is very helpful as it helps you find exactly what you are looking for.Readability: Easy to read and understand!Overall: I just love this book. It is going to have a special place in my kitchen so I can reference it when I have cleaning issues. This book would be a great gift for someone just moving out of the house, or getting married, or someone who wants to try to get away from harsh chemicals. . . or someone who just needs a little extra help getting organized with cleaning tasks!
Wrighty on LibraryThing 5 months ago
In this day and age where we are trying to encourage people to "go green"and to be more frugal and responsible with our environment and our spending, this book is a very handy guide to doing all of those things.Thelma Meyers has been married fifty-four years and has raised nine children in a small town in Iowa. To honor her good old-fashioned values, her daughter Monica Meyer named her cleaning products after her. The Mrs. Meyer Clean Day products are "powerful against dirt, grease, grime, fingerprints, and the like. The philosophy is to make straightforward, honest cleaners that smell good and work like the dickens on dirt." Mrs. Meyer mentions in the opening pages that it's not only the products you use but the way you clean. She has discovered handy tricks to make daily chores, monthly duties and annual tasks much easier. She used her own experiences to create this book.The early pages consist of lists of supplies, the differences in spring cleaning and fall cleaning, what to clean when, safe products to use and how to organize your priorities. The separate rooms of the house are broken down into individual chapters. A "Toolbox" is listed for each room that recommends the supplies and tools you may need for that area.Although I like to be clean and organized, I don't always like to do the cleaning. Especially this time of year when my three teenage boys and three dogs are tracking in the spring mud and grass clippings and leaving an endless supply of dirty clothes from their jobs and sports. They are helpful in many ways but that doesn't keep them from being slobs. I have learned to live with it and go with the flow. It's not like the dirt is going to go anywhere if I don't get it cleaned up today. It's still going to be there waiting for me tomorrow! I try to prioritize so I don't make myself crazy. My drapes may not always be dusted (I don't even have drapes) but I am at my kids' activities and we have clean laundry. My mother on the other hand is a cleaning maniac and still can do it all! It's not being clean that she has an issue with, it's the act of cleaning that she likes. It's her way of relieving stress and accomplishing chores at the same time. She truly enjoys it. She's very helpful to me and is a good motivator. We did yard work together last weekend and it looked great. I'm never going to be the maniac she is but no one expects me to be. (At least I hope not.)I've also been trying to use more common sense household items that are easy and inexpensive. Rather than buying all of the store products that have ingredients I can't pronounce I've been making good use of white vinegar (mixed in a spray bottle with water it's great for cleaning many surfaces and for removing pet stains) and baking soda (a mild abrasive and odor neutralizer). I have many products that I do buy and they are miracle workers but I can substitute when I need to.This book is a great resource that I recommend to everyone. I'm proud to say that I won't be passing on my own copy. I plan to use it for a long, long time. When it comes to household cleaning advice, nothing beats years of experience. Thank you Mrs. Meyer!
ANovelMenagerie on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The ReviewI won a copy of this book from Kalea Kane and was super excited to read it. I just love Mrs. Meyer¿s cleaning products and pet products. They smell FANTASTIC and work really good! I always grab it at Cost Plus World Market, which is a store that I just love love love. But, more and more I see her products in other stores. I can see that the Mrs. Meyer¿s cleaning line is growing! The real Mrs. Meyer wrote this book and it is her daughter that founded the product line.There are some wonderful tips that I learned in this book. In addition to the great tips, she offers organization to the art of cleaning. She provides lists of supplies and charts for frequencies of cleaning. ALSO, there are terrific little family stories sprinkled throughout the book. There are also tips on maintaining a good home including a garden, your garage, and even your car! Mrs. Meyer is a mother of 9, including a set of twins. How she decided to have more kids after having twins (her first pregnancy), is beyond me! My hat is off to her! I really enjoyed this book and felt like she was somebody that I could sit down to tea with after I finished the book.Another neat thing to share is that it was good to know what I was doing ¿right¿ vs. what else I could do to improve. An overall thing that I learned is that dishwashing liquid and white vinegar take care of the majority of your cleaning issues. I¿m buying a gallon of each next time I¿m at Costco!One little last tibit¿ my grandmother was a Myer from the midwest! Hmmm¿On Sher¿s ¿Out of Ten Scale:¿I¿m going to make the twins read this book. I know, I¿m a torture master! But, there are many great things to learn and this book has wonderful illustrations. Yep¿ they¿ll going to read it, alright! For the genre Non-Fiction:How-To, I am going to rate this book a 9 OUT OF 10.
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