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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:
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published June 28th 2005 by Rodale Books (first published 2004)
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I kind of felt like this was just an updated version of the Tightwad's Gazette from the '90s. Not that it was bad, but just not quite what I was expecting. Also, some of their tips could actually be kind of dangerous. Instead of buying your kid a six-pack of water and refilling them, buy a reusable water bottle in the same size for a buck at your local Dollar Tree or WalMart! Reusing plastic water bottles has actually been linked to some cases of poisoning as an element of the plastic (...I forg ...more
Some of the tips are helpful, but 1,027 of them is a lot to read through. Trying to read cover to cover is too dry, not to mention overwhelming. It's better to look up a specific area you'd like to improve in, rather than trying to absorb all of the information at once.
Kelly Knapp
This is a great book to give to your son or daughter before they leave for college or get their own place. The ideas and hints in this book can help shave time and money off house work leaving more time for study and more money for meals. New mothers will find this book helpful as well. For those not into creating their own cleaners, the book makes suggestions of a few excellent products on the market. In addition to cleaning, the book gives hints on everyday shortcuts to save time in every area ...more
This is a very useful, helpful book!!!!! I found things throughout the book that I can use to make life simpler from erasing stains on leather furniture to ways to save water around the house to homemade gifts and name it and it is PROBABLY in there!

5 stars to this one!!
Complete waste of time, and resources. The main answer was using disposable versions, this is not an answer with today's changing world. The other items were all half way and needed more to make them truly time saving. Pass, nothing good or new.
I was a little disappointed. I suppose that at my age, having lived frugally with time and money, there is very little that I see as new. I did glean some interesting tidbits.
Good tips to save you time and money--and sanity!
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an expansion on the daily "dear heloise"
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