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Mrs. Meyer's Clean Home

A book by Thelma Meyer that will teach you how to clean like the dickens.

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Like my mother in a book.

  • Mar 3, 2009
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There are too many how-to books out there that teach you how to clean in various ways. There's the New Age approach, where cleaning is supposedly related to your Chi and that cleaning lets the good air flow into your Karma and the bad flow out (or something to that effect), then there's the Technical approach, where the how-to guide is very informative, very thorough, and most importantly, very sterile (so to speak, which is to say: It's boring as all heck). Either way, such books will likely never get me to clean, the former because I am a firm believer that centering my Chi has mostly to do with my caffeine intake in the morning and the latter because if telling me how to clean bores me to death, well--then I'd be too dead to start cleaning.

Which is why MRS. MEYER'S CLEAN HOME, a book that tells me how to clean the way my mother would, works for me. Because a) I do listen to my mother and b) she just tells it like it is--Mrs. Meyer's, I mean. Just a no-nonsense approach to cleaning. Mrs. Meyer's tells us how it ought to be done, without having to blame your dirty dishes on your bad karma--she simply tells you that your home has to be clean. The book itself is laid out with charming illustrations and easy-to-follow charts. It also gives you a fool-proof schedule on what ought to be cleaned ever day, week, month, and year. Mrs. Meyer's gives you the low-down on how to clean from your kitchen to your bathroom to your linen closets, all with eco-friendly cleaning agents and time-saving tips.

And honestly, how can you resist the headline? "No-nonsense advice that will inspire you to CLEAN like the DICKENS."

I wanna clean like the Dickens.
Book Cover Author: Thelma Meyer

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March 04, 2009
I want to clean like Dickens too! This sounds like a motivating read, though on the other hand, I hear that with the Method Shower Cleaner, you'll never have to scrub your shower again. Products like that deflate my cleaning motivation! ;)
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Quick Tip by . May 17, 2010
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Great book of quick and easy cleaning tips and tricks for your home. Easy to read and understand.
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Book Description:

When Thelma Meyer tells it to you, she tells it straight: Clean the kitchen daily! Don't waste anything (not even the water leftover from those potatoes you just boiled)! Always work hard! This philosophy meant that when Thelma's daughter Monica founded Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day products (named after her mom), the products were designed to work hard for you.

Now for the first time, Thelma's sage advice is being made available in this revolutionary cleaning guide chock full of practical tips and secrets based on the premise that life is hectic and messy -- and so keeping your house clean and nice is the only sensible thing to do. With shortcuts and tips for cleaning the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living room, MRS MEYER'S CLEAN HOME contains unexpected advice such as:
--Never use vinegar and water on wood floors. One part dish soap and four parts water is the only way to truly get them clean. And remember to buff with a terrycloth towel.

--Always clean out the fridge before grocery shopping. Serve the kids "Musko" ("must go") for dinner, using the items that were fast approaching expiration.
--Wash windows on a cloudy day to avoid the nasty streaking that happens when the sun's out and glass dry too fast.

MRS MEYER'S CLEAN HOME is two parts common sense and one part inspiration. Read it and learn how to clean like the dickens.

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Always thrify Thelma Meyer raised nine children in Iowa and kept the house clean. She helps promote the Mrs. ...

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