In The Country Almanac of Housekeeping Techniques That Save You Money, readers learn the creative housekeeping secrets of our fore-mothers for maintaining homey houses without modern day expenses. Richard Freudenberger, publisher of Back Home Magazine, has collected hundreds of formulas for effective cleaning on the cheap (and green to boot!) and ways our ancestors saved on heating bills and maintained a cozy, charming home with little besides their ingenuity. This comprehensive encyclopedia gathers the least expensive ways of taking care of everything and everyone in your house--from dishes and laundry, to healthy meals, to the best ways to get the longest life out of every household item from pots and pans to pillowcases.
In recent years, there has been a plethora of products created to clean and maintain the home. Newer, however, isn’t always better. Many of today’s products are expensive, bad for the environment and your kids, and don’t work any better than Grandma’s methods that cost only pennies.