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Laundry: The Home Comforts Book of Caring for Clothes and Linens

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For Cheryl Mendelson laundering is the best part of housekeeping. It's full of physical pleasures -- the look of favorite clothes restored to freshness and beauty, the tactile satisfaction of crisp linens in beautifully folded stacks. Good laundering preserves things you love and protects your pocket book. It doesn't take much time or effort. What it takes is knowledge, an ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published October 4th 2005 by Scribner Book Company
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Helena
May 27, 2010 Helena rated it liked it
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I didn't realize when I picked this up at the library that it's basically all the laundry info from Home Comforts in its own book. I would say this is a great resource on laundry, but if you're that into the techniques of home care, odds are you'd do better with the aforementioned title. Also, note that the section on laundering cloth diapers applies to cotton prefolds *only*, so if you use BumGenius or any of the many other brands of clothies out there that are not prefolds, do not follow her a ...more
Steph
Jul 04, 2014 Steph rated it did not like it
I really didn't find this very practical or hands-on for me. Perhaps I am not the targeted audience. I am a homemaker that homeschools our children, and really do not think women "can" do it all...or "should." The author seems to target highly educated, working mothers that "choose" to stay home. Elite. I am educated, and I do choose to stay home, but I still didn't feel like she was talking to me. I tried to skim information from the book, but the comparisons she referenced were really not like ...more
Sarah
Apr 15, 2010 Sarah rated it liked it
I am not ashamed to say that I love doing laundry. So naturally, when I came across this book at the library I decided to check it out. I didn't read it cover to cover but the information I gleaned was very interesting and useful. For example, I learned what all those symbols on clothing care tags mean. Very helpful. I also learned how to properly make a bed, which I will probably never do because I hate making beds properly. All in all, an interesting volume about a seemingly uninteresting topi ...more
Stephanie
Dec 09, 2008 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed the history of laundry. The major points of this book are found in Cheryl Mendelson's other tome. I am happy there is a separate volume for laundry, which I consider to be my life's work.
Rebecca Wetterling
Jan 15, 2014 Rebecca Wetterling rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-non-fiction
Great book, learned a lot about the appropriate way to care for textiles in the home.
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