Book Talk: Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook

by Kelsey Norwood

in Making Good

martha stewart’s homekeeping handbook

This book is a great resource for everything that concerns the home. She goes through every room in the house and talks about different choices for textiles/floor surfaces/etc., how to clean EVERYTHING, and sooo much more.

One of my favorite parts was a little section with instructions for folding a fitted sheet. Fitted sheets are my nemesis! They always end up looking wadded up instead of folded, and I never thought that there was a good way to do it! Sometimes being wrong isn’t so bad…

She also recommends using vinegar for cleaning toilets, which I had never tried. I used some vinegar on a toilet I had given up on, and the disgusting ring eventually disappeared with some vigorous scrubbing!

I checked this book out from the library, but it’s one I need to own. There is just too much in it to get through in just three weeks. The list price on this book is between about $45 I think, but I found it on for around $14, a reasonable price for such a comprehensive resource.

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1 N. & J. March 21, 2008 at 8:17 am

If you are looking for more natural alternatives for cleaning Better Home Basics is a great choice. My fiance and I made bar soap based on their recipe and it came out great.

2 Mrs. U March 21, 2008 at 6:20 pm

I LOVE this book! And I agree with you, it is definitely a “must own”. I figured I would check it out from the library, too, but after viewing it at Barnes and Noble I knew I had to purchase a copy. It is an excellent resource manual to keep around.

Mrs. U

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