How to Clean Everything - Alma Chestnut Moore - 1961 Edition, Fifth Printing
For women who dislike housework but like nice homes... Alma Chestnut Moore
In 1961, this is how you cleaned your house.
According to Alma, the stain-fighting expert of the midcentury era, housework is more fun when you are educated and knowledgeable about what you are cleaning and caring for. Once you know the basics - the proper equipment, solution, steps, etc. - then a clean space is yours.
In her revised 1961 edition of How to Clean Everything, which was originally published in 1952, Alma sets out to share her practical and reliable knowledge about how to clean every single detail in your space from jewelry to books shower stalls to telephones, foam rubber to fountain pens. It's all here.
Providing a little glimpse into the domestic lives of 1960s home dwellers, this book is still very useful today, especially for history lovers who either live in a vintage home or collect vintage items. Oftentimes, our modern-day cleaners can be too harsh to use on vintage furniture, electronics, kitchenware, and decor items so this book will help keep your old loves looking new. Using some practical hands-on advice and featuring simple cleaning products and ingredients that are easily accessible (dish soap, ammonia, bleach, vinegar etc), with Alma on your side your space will be clean and sparkling from here on out.
Laid out in alphabetical fashion, a quick flip through will easily bring to light the topic you are searching for or read it like a book, page by page, and learn some interesting fun facts about housekeeping in the 1960s.
- 1961 Edition, Fifth Printing
- 203 pages
- A materials list is included with each section to ensure that readers (and cleaners!) are properly set up for success from the first step forward
- Illustrated throughout with line drawings
In lovely vintage condition. both the exterior and interior are clean and bright. The original dust jacket is included. The spine is tight and all pages are intact. On the dust jacket spine, a previous reader has made a box with a ballpoint pen around the word "clean." Please see photos.
Measures 8.5" inches (length) x 5.5" inches (width) x .75" inches (thickness) and weighs 13 oz.