Shameless Shortcuts: 1,027 Tips and Techniques That Help You Save Time, Save Money, and Save Work Every Day!

Shameless Shortcuts: 1,027 Tips and Techniques That Help You Save Time, Save Money, and Save Work Every Day!


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Ingenious ways to save precious minutes and hours on daily tasks and household routines

Short on time but long on chores? If your housework is driving you crazy, you need to get shameless. Shameless Shortcuts, that is. This clever book gives you the secrets you need to do the job you want—while saving time, money, and effort.

In Shameless Shortcuts you will discover:

o The top 10 shortcuts for the 5 worst time-wasters o Strategic ways to use email to save time o 5 simple tax return shortcuts that save you time—and money o Fast fixes for clogged toilets, blocked drains, and faulty faucets o Gift ideas that take 2 minutes

The editors of Yankee magazine have collected the most ingenious, most effective ideas for snipping minutes from the activities of daily life. Time-pressured readers will appreciate the no-nonsense approach: every shortcut is explained in 200 words or less. Just 2 minutes of reading translates into practical knowledge that can free time immediately, whether it's a cooking tip that saves 5 minutes per meal prepared, a shopping shortcut that shears 10 minutes a trip when running errands, or a daily yard-scouting ritual that reduces yard work by up to 2 hours a week. After a single 30-minute session reading Shameless Shortcuts, you can save as much as 30 minutes a day—every day! And that time is yours to use—any way you like!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780899093918
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 06/28/2005
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.08(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

FERN MARSHALL BRADLEY is a freelance writer and editor living in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. She is the editor of numerous books, including Great Garden Gadgets and The Experts Book of Garden Hints.

THE EDITORS OF YANKEE MAGAZINE provide frugal, ingenious advice and traditional Yankee wisdom to more than two million readers every month.

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Shameless Shortcuts: 1,027 Tips and Techniques That Help You Save Time, Save Money, and Save Work Every Day! 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
nschend More than 1 year ago
Very helpful and has saved me vast amounts of time, money, and sanity!
IrvineMom More than 1 year ago
The title got me, and the content made me buy it for friends. It has a table of contents organized by activities in your life (e.g. Managing the Morning Madness, Weekday Cleaning Catch-up, Making time for pets) and also by rooms in the house (Kitchen, Bedrooms, Home Office, Laundry and Bathrooms). It's like a compilation of those tips you find in magazines--simple and easy to read. The tips are sometimes old fashioned, like put your hair in a rubber band and cover with a scrunchie ( thanks!), but also quite clever like, "mist a wash cloth and throw in the dryer along with a wrinkled shirt for 10 minutes on cool air". It's easy to read a few pages at a time, and learn something new. Not having budget for a gardener or house cleaning service, I feel inspired to manage my home more effectively and efficiently. I highly recommend it, especially for the price.