Adult Books



Home Hints and Timeless Tips
More than 3,000 Tried-and-Trusted Techniques

By Editors at Reader's Digest

Subject: House & Home
paperback | 352 pages | 7 3/4 x 10
US$17.99 | CAN$19.99
Publication Date: 2016-01-05
ISBN: 9781621452751
EBOOK: 9781621452751

Did you know you can make wooden platters look like new just by rubbing them with a solution of vinegar? Or that you can get your linen as white as snow by adding a few teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda to the washing powder? That a cold wristband can bring rapid relief to headache-sufferers? Would you like to learn how easy it is to make
dried apples, apricots and other fruit without the use of preservatives?

This versatile guide brings together more than 3000 helpful hints, practical tips and remedies from days gone by and shows you how they can benefit your health, lifestyle, home and garden. All have been researched and tested for their practical application in today's world and offer simple, effective alternatives to expensive products and those using toxic chemicals—and more often than not you'll find the ingredients right there in your cupboard.

The book includes:

  • Safe, time-honoured remedies to treat or prevent health problems
  • Homemade cosmetics and traditional beauty tips to help you look your best
  • Clever, environmentally friendly cleaning techniques to keep your home in tip-top condition
  • Traditional advice for preparing great-tasting, nutritious food economically in the modern kitchen
  • Tried-and-trusted principles of decoration and organization to make your home a welcoming haven
  • The proven know-how of generations of gardeners to help you create a flourishing garden that is safe and
    chemical-free

Author:

For more than 80 years, Reader's Digest editors have been the source of trusted information for readers around the world. Expert in gardening, cooking, home repair, health, consumer awareness, and general reference, we are committed to providing authoritative content that not only inspires but also empowers people to enrich their lives and improve the universe around them.