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Home Time: The Ultimate Manual for Dust and Stress-free Living Hardcover – 25 Jul 2002


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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press (25 July 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091879353
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091879358
  • Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 2.5 x 25 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 864,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Whilst many deride the term "housekeeping" and believe the days of "keeping house" are over, this could not be further from the truth. We all have to wash up, clean, make and change beds else we would be living a life of squalor and this is, in effect, housekeeping. The main dilemma these days is how to successfully fit it into our hectic schedules of work and play. Jocasta Innes, renowned for her interior design skills, brings us her thoughts on the subject in a witty, intelligent and infinitely practical way. Foreseeing the inherent distaste of the matter, she manages to translate the chores into positive steps for a happier, more satisfying life. What better to lift the mood than to see a tidy room in the morning? Or a gleaming glass table or well-polished piece of furniture? No longer is a weekend blitz required if you follow Jocasta's simple, time-saving tips during the week. From organising your belongings to cleaning them, de-cluttering and laundry hints, and, realising that many women can now afford cleaners, she gives advice on their employment and how to best utilise them to ensure that you get the best out of this additional assistance. All are clearly explained for the novice, all contain handy notes for the more experienced and all are written accompanied by Jocasta's amusing anecdotes to give both a practical and entertaining read. For anyone, house-proud or not, this is an indispensable guide to organising and maintaining your home thus improving your standard of living, your life and giving you more time to do the things you really enjoy. - Lucy Watson

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Bookworm1973 on 10 Nov. 2002
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This book really is worth the money. I've looked at several about housekeeping and this is the only one I'd bother with. Aimed at the normal modern person without a cleaning obsession, it gives realistic and specific advice about cleaning, organising your stuff, and some other general household matters (paperwork etc).
So far I have found these elements most helpful:
friendly, amusing and intelligent introduction;
what cleaning products work best;
how to find time for it all;
case studies of how certain real people manage;
how to get stains (lipstick in this instance) out.
Worth every penny, I reckon!
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By Dilly on 20 May 2013
Format: Hardcover
This book is full of common sense suggestions. It's very interesting with good advice on every page. I would recommend this book.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 2 Oct. 2003
Format: Hardcover
I could have saved both time and mosy buy not investing in this book and then using the time it took to read it to tackle my house. If you are interested in managing au pairs and in purchasing expensive items for you home then this may be for you. If on the other hand you are after a guide to house management that offers extra hints and tips to make money and time strech further, I would buy something else. There were a few points that made sense, but the book seemed very much on the hard sell of lesser known gadets and gizmos and not how to handle the daily routine of cleaning / house maanagement. The author seemed to be fanatical about hired help - cleaners, gardeners au pairs etc. which is something she can probably afford after writing a few books!
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Oct. 2004
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The auther is to pretentious,she uses to many French phrases for no good reason.The information in the book is mostly old hat.You will not learn anything new from this book.
One thing that I would like to know is if she is so good at housekeeping why does she need au pair.
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