ABOUT THIS BOOK
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This craftily structured book approaches those commonplace (and some not so commonplace) difficulties in five ingenious ways.
Problem Solver’s Dictionary offers effective and imaginative solutions to more than 800 knotty problems, from bill paying to garden pests, from handling insurance claims to fixing squeaky floorboards.
Charts and Checklists presents solid information and sensible advice in concise packages, touching on matters as diverse as getting organised, getting fit and healthy and getting your money’s worth. This wide-ranging collection of lists, charts and quizzes provides essential advice (Safety tips for your home, page 356), money-saving hints (Getting more for your food dollar, page 346), ideas for improving your personal efficiency (Cures for the chronic procrastinator, page 321) and lots more.
Common Things with Uncommon Uses reveals how familiar household items can be used in creative ways to solve hundreds of commonplace problems.
Recycling and Renewing tells you how to prevent waste and save money by converting potential discards into attractive furnishings and useful devices. In addition, illustrated step-by-step instructions show you how to use such special techniques as marbling, spray-painting and stencilling to give your furniture a refreshing face-lift.
Formulas and Recipes reveals the secrets for making your own health and grooming products, gardening aids, household cleaners and tasty food items – and saving money into the bargain. Here you’ll learn how to make aftershave lotion, cough syrup, carrot cake, lip balm, plant insecticide, play dough, sauces, spreads, puddings and a whole lot more. And you’ll also find a great selection of delectable gifts you can easily make.