I'm surprised at all the commenters whose homes are evidently so well put together that they learned nothing. She also lists her references and related suggested reading at the end of each chapter to assist readers in continuing on in the same subject. Keep in mind that this is not your grandmother's handbook and it's not the kind of wisdom your mom knows how to impart. I did appreciate that the author told you how you can make your own green cleaning products on the cheap rather than buying pricey environmentally- This book made me want to reorganize my kitchen and try making my own pickles. Many of the decorating tips are not wise for small-child households. For instance, I will use boric acid, but won't use chlorine bleach. Whether or not I will actually follow it remains to be seen, as wrinkled sheets are pretty low on my list of household worries.
I feel like nobody ever told this author about a food desert or anything. Kate Payne suggests using coffee filters. Modern women need a modern approach to domestic pleasures - a guide to doing housewife-y things on their own terms, because most of this stuff isn't as hard as we've been led to believe. The main thing I wanted from this book was her advice on folding fitted sheets, and that I got. Κάθε επιλεγμένο κατάστημα καθορίζει την τιμή, τα μεταφορικά και την πολιτική επιστροφών του και στη συνέχεια τιμολογεί και αποστέλλει το προϊόν κατευθείαν στο σπίτι ή στο γραφείο σου. We have a dog which can turn perfectly nice carpet into stinky-ness in quick order.
It is chock-full of helpful hints. I have something quite fun to announce. This is the guide I needed when I moved into my first apartment. I owe a debt of gratitude to Kate Payne for the Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking. A recent blog post challenges readers to a thank-you letter mail mob.
I should probably step up my Bible reading a bit. For those reviewers who were expecting something more, I don't think this book was meant to be chunky or too all-encompassing. I like Payne's blog better. The author is obviously very green which I wish I had realized before I picked this book up. The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking's fun easy-to-read chapters are divided into three categories for taking the stress out of living thoughtfully in the modern world. We will not remove any content for bad language alone, or being critical of a particular book. Don't worry, she's t asking you to host Tupperware parties or iron your underwear.
Only flag comments that clearly need our attention. Now I will say some of the advice was good but it is mainly for people in bigger cities, living in apartments not people like me who are in a small town with lots of yard and space between neighbors living in a house. I just took it a step further. All content and opinions are my own. Enjoy a cup and pour the rest of the boiling water over those nasty, crusty dishes. The book is easy to read and well organized.
After it sat for a second I flipped it and used the peel side to scrub the walls. It infuses the sugar with lovely vanilla overtones, perfect for that spoonful in the coffee or a couple of tablespoonfuls that go in the sourdough waffle batter. Maybe someone like a young teenager who was totally new to cleaning and cooking would get more out of it? I store most of my pantry items in repurposed glass jars. Slather your hands in a rich lotion and don a pair of rubber gloves to wash your now easy-to-deal-with dishes. To stretch too-tight leather shoes, simply fill a ziploc baggie with water, seal, and stuff inside the shoe one bag per shoe.
Kate Payne has nailed it in this humorous and creative guide for fabulous,chic and easy-on-the-wallet ideas for your home. This book covers all topics from decorating on a budget, cooking, baking, gardening and a few more. She teaches classes at culinary institutions and Whole Foods Market. This book isn't for all audiences, but I could relate to the obstacles of city living. McClellan is a canning genius who has her own book in the works. We're all sitting in our houses with the same issues.
True, we don't have the same expendable income we once did and don't eat out like we used to. This has saved many a pair of shoes! I should probably step up my Bible reading a bit. Grab and bake as desired. Yes, most of us know not to use chlorine and ammonia in proximity but did you know that toxic fumes can also be created using vinegar near chlorine bleach? Admittedly I get judgy about this - who the hell doesn't know how to do the goddamn dishes? Kate has this positive, upbeat, can-do attitude that is super inspiring and motivating to attempt homemaking feats you only thought your grandmother could do. There's a lot you can do right now. All you have to do to win is leave a comment sharing your favorite hip home tip.