Sunday, February 22, 2009

Book Review: Mrs. Meyers' Clean Home by Thelma Meyer and Book Giveaway

I'm giving away 5 brand new copies of today's book! Leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you if you win. I'll pick a name and announce the winners on Sunday March 1. US and Canada
addresses only (No PO Boxes). Good luck!

When Thelma Meyer tells it to you, she tells it straight: Clean the kitchen daily! Don't waste anything (not even the water leftover from those potatoes you just boiled)! Always work hard! This philosophy meant that when Thelma's daughter Monica founded Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day products (named after her mom), the products were designed to work hard for you.

Now for the first time, Thelma's sage advice is being made available in this revolutionary cleaning guide chock full of practical tips and secrets based on the premise that life is hectic and messy -- and so keeping your house clean and nice is the only sensible thing to do. With shortcuts and tips for cleaning the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living room, MRS MEYER'S CLEAN HOME contains unexpected advice such as:
--Never use vinegar and water on wood floors. One part dish soap and four parts water is the only way to truly get them clean. And remember to buff with a terrycloth towel.

--Always clean out the fridge before grocery shopping. Serve the kids "Musko" ("must go") for dinner, using the items that were fast approaching expiration.
--Wash windows on a cloudy day to avoid the nasty streaking that happens when the sun's out and glass dry too fast.

MRS MEYER'S CLEAN HOME is two parts common sense and one part inspiration. Read it and learn how to clean like the dickens.

To someone who is learning how to keep house for the first time on their own, this book is a godsend! Since moving into my own place, I've been learning that cleaning the house is NOT an easy task but it's something that must be done. This book will help out the complete novice who's never had to clean a day in their life to the well seasoned housekeeper who knows all the little tricks of the trade. The book tackles each room in the house in their own chapter. Throughout that chapter, the reader learns how to maintain everything in the room from shelves to the ceiling, under the bed to the shower curtains, practically everything you could imagine. There's little tips and tricks throughout the book that will grab your attention and make you want to try them out immediately. Each chapter starts off with a toolbox list of the things you will need to clean each particular room. Pretty much everything is on grounds for cleaning down to your car and driveway and your pets as well. It's written in an informative yet entertaining style. Even those who are neat freaks and clean every day will get a kick out of this book. Really there's no excuse for you to say you don't have time or don't know how to clean after reading this book. This is a book that every home should have a copy of. Like the last page of the book says: "A Clean Home is a Happy Home!"

Mrs. Meyers Clean Home
by Thelma Myer is published by Wellness Central (2009)

43 comments:

  1. Sounds great! Sign me up! :)

    dana{at}mccalled{dot}com

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  2. Please include me in your drawing.
    Thanks your frugal reader friend.
    Debbie - debsbooks
    Debdesk9@verizon.net

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  3. Anonymous9:52 AM

    Sounds great. I would love a copy. I am LadyCari @ PBS. Thanks!

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  4. Anonymous9:56 AM

    I think it sounds interesting, but one thing that went through my mind was, "Who would ACTUALLY get down on their hands and knees and 'buff' a floor with a terry cloth towel??"
    Donnie
    dloris87 over at PBS

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  5. Anonymous9:59 AM

    Sounds like a wonderful book! I would love to enter the drawing for it. disneymagic at PBS. Thanks.

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  6. Anonymous10:51 AM

    I'd love to try to win a copy of this book! It sounds great. :) ChicagoCubs at PBS.

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  7. Anonymous10:53 AM

    Hi! This looks like a great book to read and get inspiration. Please enter me. :)

    ConnieJ at Frugal Reader

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  8. I love her products. Enter me, please.

    A prisoner of hope,
    Megan DiMaria

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  9. Anonymous12:21 PM

    My house is in desparate need of some cleaning advice. Please enter me in the contest.

    silly59840 at Frugal Reader

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  10. Anonymous12:23 PM

    I love books like this! I am always scouring the library to find the latest ones.
    Please enter me.

    cyeates@nycap.rr.com

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  11. Anonymous12:33 PM

    "Inspire you to clean like the dickens"...boy I need that kind of inspiration - sign me up! Thanks Deborah!
    Julie (JDobs at FR)

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  12. If you could see my house you would BEG me to take this book!! LOL Housekeeping is DEFINITELY not a strength of mine!! Thanks for the opportunity. Pam (aliadam from FR)

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  13. Linda1:16 PM

    I would love to read this interesting book. Thanks for the chance to win it.
    Linda
    LindaR FR
    springray@aolcom

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  14. I definitely could use some housekeeping advice!

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  15. I could also use some help with the housecleaning! Thanks:)
    julyso@grandecom DOT net

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  16. My home would like it if I would win a copy of this book!
    I definitely need all the housecleaning tips I can get.
    Many thanks..... Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  17. My home would also say a profuse "thank you". Sign me up, please!

    Christy
    orca0024 at yahoo dot com

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  18. I'd love to be entered to win - it sounds like a wonderful resource! Thanks :)

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  19. Lenda - FR11:05 PM

    I think I could use this kind of inspiration, too. Thanks, Deborah

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  20. This book sounds wonderful. I could sure use some tips and help with cleaning my home. Would love to win this book. Please enter me. Thanks!

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  21. Sounds handy! Please enter me!

    Anna
    writer_weaver(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. I reckon I need this book...my sister told me about it LOL. Please enter me...

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  23. This sounds like a really good book, please enter me in the drawing! :)

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  24. Anonymous11:26 AM

    This sounds fabulous, my home NEEDS this book! LOL
    NCKristen @ PBS

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  25. BeforeSpring12:13 PM

    We are in the middle of getting our home ready to sell, so I'd love to win this book! I'm sure it would go a long way in helping us make things all nice and sparkly for potential buyers. :)

    beforespring -at- gmail -dot- com

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  26. This would be great to win my daughter will be going out on her own soon and this would be great for her!
    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. Anonymous6:16 PM

    Please add me to your contest.
    Your FR FRiend
    Navynurse

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  28. Hi Deborah - Thanks for sending me a tweet with your blog URL so that I could enter this contest. Rather than email could you send me a tweet to let me know if I win smball804.

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  29. Anonymous9:47 AM

    sounds great!
    bookwormhouse
    dnlever at msn dot com

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  30. Renee C.10:22 AM

    I wonder if this book will inspired me to clean instead of reading "one more chapter"? PBS ReneeC

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  31. I would love to read this i need cleaning inspiration
    silverhartgirl at gmail.com

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  32. Anonymous11:52 AM

    I need some inspiration in keeping up my huge house. Add me to the drawing.

    TeresaG (tgriffis, PBS)
    tgriffis@wayxcable dot com

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  33. I am not a NEW housekeeper but I still struggle. Sign me up for the drawing!
    CozSnShine at PBS OR CozetteM1@aol.com

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  34. Tonya6:17 PM

    This looks like an interesting book. With 3 kids every tip helps :) Add me to the drawing please :)

    Thanks so much!
    Tonya (lifeonmars) @ PBS

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  35. Please enter me. This sounds like a great book. PBS ID EllieW

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  36. Marlis10:37 PM

    Please enter me as well! I LOVE helpful hints books. PBS ID Wonderwheezy

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  37. Anonymous11:34 PM

    My house is in desperate need of this book. It is overrun with teenagers and always cluttered or messy. I do not seem to have the time to keep up with all of it. I would love to win this book. Thank you so much for offering some of us really need all the help they can get.
    PBS ID Tammy F.
    email tafloyd@mailcity.com

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  38. I can't tell you how much I really need this book. I have three little ones and two are boys sharing a room. I hate that i don't feel comfortable letting people drop by my house uninvited. Please enter me in this contest!!!
    runninmama{at}sbcglobal.net

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  39. this sounds like something I really need!!! my kids could learn some cleaning tips too :)
    stampedwithgrace at cox dot net

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  40. Kristipye (FR)10:53 PM

    Help! My house and I really need this book!

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  41. Anonymous7:55 PM

    Please enter me.
    FMartin816 (at) comcast (dot) net

    Thanks,
    Marilyn

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  42. A clean house is always nice and tips to help greatly appreciated. Add me, Thanks!

    worthy2bpraised{at}gmail{dot}com

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  43. Kristi C4:46 PM

    I could really use this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

    sweetspotforgetmenot at gmail dot com

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