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A practical and attractive handbook with more than 850 essential life skills to get anything done faster and easier
The editors and scientists at Good Housekeeping and its lab, the Good Housekeeping Institute, share genius solutions and trusted, expert advice in this how-to guide to making life simpler. With chapters on the kitchen, organizing and cleaning, decorating, home maintenance, outdoor living, and entertaining and celebrating, this go-to resource offers step-by-step illustrated instructions, inspiring photos and sometimes surprising but always practical guidance to get things done. Plus, you’ll save time and money and even have fun along the way.
The 850+ skills include how to:
Store and make your own spice mixesClean your house in 15 minutesSeal a drafty windowRemove water rings from your tablesPerk up a grocery-store bouquetSew a buttonPlant an outdoor herb garden (and keep herbs fresh after they are picked!)Make the perfect boiled eggUncork champagneCure a hangover and so much more!
QR codes throughout the pages offer additional lessons and video instruction. Whatever home means to you, this book is brimming with invaluable know-how to keep your home in tip-top shape and to help you inject more fun and flair into your every day.
From the Publisher
The ultimate handbook from the experts at Good Housekeeping helps you get everything done faster and easier! Discover 850 pro-tested tricks to save time and money and add fun and flair to your home.
Prep & Cook
Get confident in the kitchen! You’ll master essential techniques, from knife skills and preparing a perfect cup of coffee, to spatchcocking a chicken and preserving fresh herbs.
Clean & Organize
Make tidying up a breeze with expert tips for speed cleaning every room, organizing drawers and cabinets like a pro, folding a fitted sheet, and removing tricky stains.
Decorate & Renovate
Refresh your space with easy, affordable projects, such as painting a room in a day, finding the perfect plant for your home, turning your bookshelf into a showcase, and assembling a picture-perfect gallery wall.
Maintain & Repair
Find simple fixes for small appliances and common household challenges. Plus, the Good Housekeeping Institute experts reveal how ordinary items like newspaper, aluminum foil, rubber bands and duct tape can be used creatively for all kinds of repairs.
Enjoy the Outdoors
Extend your living space with easy ideas for outdoor living, including how to make your own nontoxic weed killer, start a compost bin, keep mosquitos away and grow the perennial garden of your dreams.
Entertain & Celebrate
These clever hacks will keep the party going. You’ll learn the secrets to presenting the perfect cheese board, uncorking a bottle of champagne, curing a hangover and wrapping any present beautifully.
PLUS: Don’t Miss Out on More Goodies from Good Housekeeping!
The Good Housekeeping kitchen team offers up their aptly named collection of sublime cookie recipes, featuring “fresh-from-the-oven” favorites oozing with ingenuity and flavor. Organized by method—from drop and “slice and bake” to bars and brownies and beyond—there are treats for every occasion and palate, explained in thorough but not overwhelming detail…. This is sure to raise the bar for bake sales, cookie swaps, and holiday baking. —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Whether you’re a cookie rookie or a baking pro, these 175 recipes are the secret to your best batch ever 100+ easy make-ahead recipes to help you eat better, spend (and waste!) less, and get out of a weeknight dinnertime rut 100 nutritious and delicious plant-based recipes for quick and easy everyday meals with many natural health benefits 425 easy, smart and stylish solutions to care for your home 450 simple shortcuts and expert advice to tackle any cleaning challenge in and around your home 500 quick clutter cures for every room in your home plus storage and space-saving solutions
What Readers Say
“I have baked all types of cookies over the last 30+ years. This book puts all the traditional favorites along with new ones in one spot.” “Very helpful for beginner and experienced cooks.” “Crowd pleaser!” “Save your money on a housekeeper and get this book instead!” “It is encouraging to see what can be accomplished by doing a bit of work each day” “This book has become my bible of tidying up”
An entire chapter devoted to holiday cookies is a go-to baking guide for celebrations all year round Includes a 4-week meal plan customizable to suit your family’s size and tastes Three eating plans that allow readers to ease into plant-based eating as a way of life Roundups of recommended tools and supplies, reviews of appliances, and seal-approved products from the Good Housekeeping Institute A comprehensive stain chapter offers necessary advice and steps to help you remove more than 60 common stains An introduction sets you up for success with advice from the Good Housekeeping Institute for decluttering and organizing
Publisher : Hearst Home (March 15, 2022)
Language : English
Hardcover : 224 pages
ISBN-10 : 1950785203
ISBN-13 : 978-1950785209
Item Weight : 1.19 pounds
Dimensions : 6.5 x 0.69 x 8.81 inches