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The Ultimate Accidental Housewife: Your Guide to a Clean-Enough House

3.29 of 5 stars 3.29  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Bestselling author Julie Edelman returns with an essential guide about how to get your house clean--or, even better, just clean enough! Accessible, easy to read, and entertaining, The Ultimate Accidental Housewife(tm) gives you fun, simple solutions to all kinds of common household problems, from scrubbing the stove to spotting those stubborn laundry stains. With plenty of ...more
ebook, 304 pages
Published April 15th 2008 by Hyperion (first published April 2008)
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Books Ring Mah Bell
2 stars for mentioning some green cleaners. That's all she gets.

I'm not your typical girlie girl. I have had one manicure in my life, forced on me by my friends. So, I could give a crap about "manicure friendly" this and that. That phrase was WAY overused in this book, I was cringing each time I read about "manicure friendly" and "breaking a nail". Shut the hell up about your nails. People are starving, woman!

In regard to removing non-slip decals from the tub, she wrote, "If the decals have been
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amy
has some good advice, but i set my sponge on fire when i microwaved it to disinfect. my kitchen smelled awful and my husband thought i was nuts.
Ayiticherie
Meh. Didn't learn much. Gave it an extra star for the author's amusing writing style. It eventually became annoying though.

In all, there are better books about housecleaning. To be fair, I didn't read her first book but if it's like this one I'm not sure why it became a national best seller.

I DID however, picked up two things from this book: line your microwave and refrigerator with paper towels etc. to catch spills. So yes, I guess it was useful! :)
Christina
This book is not only totally helpful, but pretty fun to read, too. It's not a read from front to back kinda "novel," but it's a marvelous reference guide to all kinds of things for your household, esp. if you want to save time and/or prevent extra work in the future. Simple and enjoyable.

This would be a marvelous housewarming or wedding/commitment gift.
Susan
Helpful, slightly green, a little funny. Overall a good and useful read.
Lynda
Had some interesting information but not much I didn't already know.
Tiffany
I can't give this any stars. Nauseating.
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