Whether you're a devout neatnik or a free spirit who likes to draw designs in dust, "Cleaning & Stain Removal For Dummies" is for you. It helps you make quick work of dirty work with all kinds of practical tips and techniques, plus trade secrets used by the pros. You'll learn how to use the proper equipment and tackle specific cleaning challenges, including: floors, walls, and ceilings; the kitchen and bathrooms; furniture and furnishings; appliances and equipment; windows; bicycles and cars; clothes and laundry; and decks, driveways, and patios. There are whole sections on removing stains and tackling 101 common problems that you'll use as a reference when faced with life's inevitable spills and mishaps. Author Gill Chilton, a columnist who writes home tips for "Family Circle", doesn't just give tips to make cleaning easier, but provides tips to make life easier, including: a room-by-room guide to what needs to be done, and how often; daily and weekly lists so you can stay on top of things; quick fixes before unexpected guests arrive; and how to get the most results in the least time.
A perfect gift for young people going off to school or setting up a house for the first time, for adults suddenly forced to take responsibility for a modicum of cleanliness, or for experienced housekeepers who want to learn short-cuts and money-savers, this is the book that helps people get off to a clean start!