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M.M. S. (TheBookWife) reviewed Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook: The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home on
Helpful Score: 4
I love having this book around. I love knowing that if I ever need to know how to stack firewood in a practical yet decorative fashion, this book will tell me how to do this. That being said, how often do you need to stack firewood in a decorative fashion?
This is like an owner's manual for your house and most of the things in it. If you need to know how to clean something or maintain it, look in here. This is also a good book to have if you are remodeling because it reviews different types of surfaces, the benefits of each and the disadvantages, and how to clean them. I will probably never need to know two thirds of the stuff in here but it is great to have on hand if you have a question about something. You name it, and it is probably here: How to organize a closet, how to maintain a water heater, how to wash dishes by hand, how to care for fine linens (one of those things I will never need) how to remove stains when doing laundry (will need that one, a lot), how get rust stains out of your tub whether it be fiberglass or porceline. This is great comprehensive reference book that I am sure I will use for years to come.
I am amazed at all the information that this volume contains. It is a great reference book for anyone to maintain their home. It would also be a big help to someone who is planning to remodel to get ideas on the layout and materials to use and it would make a terrific gift for a new bride. It is definitely a keeper.