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Book Review: Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cleaning

Updated on March 12, 2011
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Are you in need of cleaning tips that can help you get your home in the kind of spic and span shape that you’ve always wanted?

No matter what types of cleaning situations you find to be the most challenging, there’s a good chance that you’ll find information and advice in The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cleaning that can help you take control of the mess in your house.

About the The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cleaning

Written by cleaning expert Mary Findley, who is president of the Mary Moppins Company and professional writer Linda Formichelli, The Complete Idiot's Guide is packed with practical and useful information that will help busy people master the skills necessary to get their homes clean and keep them that way.

The book is well organized into separate sections devoted to specific types of cleaning tasks. It’s designed to be an easy, quick cover to cover read that can also be used as a quick reference for finding information for certain types of cleaning tasks. There are major sections and chapters devoted to every kind of household cleaning task you can imagine.

For example, in the “Tool Tips” chapter you’ll learn about the different types of cleaning appliances, tools and supplies that are necessary to tackle ongoing household cleaning tasks. There’s also a chapter devoted to helping readers figure out the best way to establish—and follow—a regular schedule for cleaning.

The book also provides details about why it’s important to think about the potential environmental impact of your home cleaning chores. The book is packed with plenty of tips for conducting household cleaning tasks in a “green” manner, making it easy for you to incorporate environmentally friendly strategies into your regular and deep cleaning routines.

The book goes on to provide cleaning tips and information for each room in the house, starting with the kitchen and then moving on to bathrooms, bedrooms, and living rooms before proceeding to the next section, aptly titled “The Big Stuff”.

When you read “The Big Stuff” section, you’ll learn tips for cleaning various types of floors as well as wall, ceiling and window cleaning. This section also covers tips for effective outdoor cleaning, including gutters, home exterior, decks, and patios.

This section also includes tips for properly dealing with laundry, information on cleaning the various types of electronic gadgets present in most households. There’s also a chapter dedicated entirely to how to clean attics, basements and garages, as well as a chapter for keeping dirt and allergens out of the air in your home by properly cleaning your HVAC system.

The last chapter discusses how to utilize speed cleaning techniques an also raises the question of how to know when it’s time to call in a professional cleaning service. Additionally, there’s an appendix that is a useful, practical guide packed with tips for removing many different types of stains

CIG to Cleaning: A Great Resource and Gift Idea

All in all, this book is a great resource for anyone who wants to learn how to master the art of effective home cleaning and proper household maintenance. It’s a great addition to any household library and a terrific gift idea for people who have just moved out on their own or who could benefit from learning tips that can make managing a household easier.

Special thanks to Alpha Publishing, a member of the Penguin Group (USA) for providing me with an opportunity to review this book.

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    henry1robertson 

    7 years ago

    Cleaning tips are always beneficial..

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    Whikat 

    7 years ago

    Good review, I never knew there was such a book out there. Most of the experiences of learning how to clean the house come from parents, who may or may not be the ones to give you the best advice depending on what their views are of what a clean house should look like. Thanks for the read.

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