Cleaning Recipe Books
You gentlemen often refer to homemade cleaning concoctions and other unusual formulas. Do you have a hint or formula book that can be purchased?
The book is well-organized, beginning with recommended products and tools and goes through the house, highlighting the bathroom, kitchen, carpets, floors and drapes. Published by Putnam, it is 159 pages, paperback, and sells for $7.95.
The second is “Back To Basics” by the folks at Reader’s Digest. The book is about the simple life. It’s about old-fashioned ways of doing things, old-fashioned craftsmanship, old-fashioned food and old-fashioned fun.
It contains a section on household recipes. For example, it discusses how to clean a wool rug with snow or cleaning a carpet with potatoes. It will even tell you how to make your own milk paint.
Its 456 pages are filled with unusual information that is nothing less that a lesson in vintage Americana.