Spring Cleaning

March is here and it is time to sweep away winter and welcome spring.   To achieve a sparkling clean, well-maintained home, checkout the many books, DVDs, and magazines available in the Home Neighborhood to help you with your tasks.  Take a look at these books and DVDs:

spring cleaning nassifWhatever the season, Spring Cleaning celebrates the rewarding ritual of refreshing your home from top to bottom. Here is clear and practical advice for how to shake the dust from the cushions, chase cobwebs from the corners, and throw open those squeaky-clean windows to let in the clean, fresh breeze.

cleaning bibleAggie MacKenzie has worked on many national magazines, and was associate editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute, where all the latest appliances, cleaning products and gadgets are tested. She now writes a column for The Times. Kim Woodburn is a professional cleaning lady, and has kept house for Hollywood moguls and even a sheik in Kent.

Reader's Digest“The Family Handyman Helpful Hints is the ideal companion for anyone who works around the house. This comprehensive collection of the tricks of the trade is the next best thing to having a pro at your elbow. More than 2,000 time-saving, money-saving, work-saving tips for the home and workshop put you in command of your tools and materials. Brief, clear instructions and over 1,300 full-color illustrations will enable you to do almost any job more quickly and easily

America's HandymanFor home owners looking to save a few dollars on those home improvement projects and experience the pride of getting the job done themselves, best-selling do-it-yourself author, radio host, and newspaper columnist Glen Haege offers all the tips needed to take care of those common household problems without having to break the bank. Whether it be a leaky faucet that just can stop dripping, a kitchen cabinet in need of resurfacing, or ensuring that your home is heated and cooled as efficiently as possible, Haege covers a wide spectrum of topics in an easy-to-follow, user-friendly manner.

Popular MechanicsThis highly sophisticated household manual will instantly become the gold standard for anybody who fixes anything. Filled with color photos, drawings, and diagrams, this encyclopedic how-to covers every area of concern to house and apartment owners, with information on planning ahead; decorating; repairs and improvements; security; infestation, rot, and damp; electricity; plumbing; heating; outdoor care; and tools and skills. And it’s easy to find the solution to the particular problem that concerns you, without having to go from page to page of continuous text: the straightforward design breaks down the subjects into clearly defined, color-coded chapters.

Susan Schafer

I am a Public Services Specialist working in reference and media. Additionally, I work with the Home Neighborhood collection and Book Group in a Bag. Not surprisingly, I like to read, especially mysteries. I love to travel and I have a very long list of places I want to visit.