Whether your home is small or large, an apartment in the
city or a country cottage, it is a space that should be at
once beautiful and livable. The key to that is managing the
upkeep without feeling flustered. Until now, there has never
been a comprehensive resource that not only tells how to
care for your home and everything in it, but that also
simplifies the process by explaining just when. With secrets
from Martha Stewart for accomplishing the most challenging
homekeeping tasks with ease, this detailed and comprehensive
book is the only one you will need to help you keep your
home looking its best, floor to ceiling, room by room.
In Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook,
Martha shares her unparalleled expertise in home maintenance
and care. Readable and practical–and graced with charts,
sidebars, illustrated techniques, and personal anecdotes
from Martha’s decades of experience caring for her
homes–this is far more than just a compendium of ways to
keep your house clean. It covers everything from properly
executing a living room floor plan to setting a formal
table; from choosing HEPA filters to sealing soapstone
countertops; from organizing your home office to polishing
your silver and caring for family heirlooms.
Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook is
organized for clarity and maximum
Room by Room covers the upkeep
of the appliances, tools, furnishings, and surfaces found in
each room, from the entryway to the kitchen, from the attic
to the laundry room.
Throughout the House
instructs the reader on the proper ways to routinely clean
and periodically maintain everything in the home, including
dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, polishing, scrubbing, waxing
and much more.
Comfort and Safety focuses on
techniques to ensure your home is running properly and
safely, such as recognizing when to clean vents, fixing a
leaky faucet, and eradicating pests.
Materials Guide provides an invaluable resource that
explains the unusual materials that many favorite objects
are made of–from abalone to zinc– and how to care for
them so they last.
Encyclopedic yet friendly,
Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook is a seminal
work–a must-have for everyone who wants a well-cared-for
home that will endure for generations.