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Spotless 2 : More Stains And Solutions To Domestic Disasters - Shannon Lush

Spotless 2

More Stains And Solutions To Domestic Disasters


Published: April 2009
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Lush and Fleming's first book of 2005 was an instant bestseller and this follow up edition promises no less. They start with a list of ingredients and where to buy them, before launching into a chapter-by-chapter exploration of the house and how to tackle any problems that may arise in each room of it. This edition now has an all new chapter: Clothing and Shoes, tackling yoghurt on cotton, toothpaste on wool, preventing piling and cleaning suede. Lush and Fleming, who conduct weekly appearances on national talk-back radio, have taken the approach in this edition to answer as many of their listeners' questions as they can, using as practical methods as they can think of. Sometimes their approaches are very innovative, making use of tea bags, banana peels and dental floss in ways you would have never imagined, but the results are undeniable.

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The must-have companion to Spotless, packed with hundreds of new household problems and simple solutions from the domestic gurus Shannon Lush and Jennifer Fleming.

Following the phenomenal success of Spotless comes an all-new, indispensible guide to dealing with common domestic disasters.

Taking you through your home room by room, Spotless 2 provides simple and environmentally friendly solutions to hundreds of new stains, smells and scratches. It answers the real-life questions of readers and ABC Radio listeners, and includes many updated stain-removal techniques. There's also a brand new chapter devoted to 'Clothing and Shoes' and a super-comprehensive guide to removing carpet stains.

Spotless was the original problem-solver, Spotless 2 is the grime-fighting follow-up no home should be without.

About The Authors

Shannon Lush is a fine arts restorer with a passion for handy household hints. The massive success of Spotless, Speedcleaning and How to be Comfy have made her and co-author Jennifer Fleming a publishing phenomenon. Shannon writes for magazines and newspapers and is regularly heard on ABC Local Radio across the country.

Jennifer Fleming is a writer, media consultant and ABC Radio producer and broadcaster.


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    Comments about Spotless 2 : More Stains And Solutions To Domestic Disasters:

    I'm a Shannon Lush 'junkie'. Her knowledge of cleaning stuff, like red wine stains on your white carpet or on the Armani dress you borrowed from your girlfriend (along with the 'cross your heart' promise to look after it), to removing bird droppings from your fave T-shirt (did you know that there are at least 5 different colours of bird poo, and each one requires a different removal treatment?) is astonishing.
    Here you'll find how to use common items like unprocessed wheat bran to clean fabrics and furs, tea tree oil to remove glues and chewing gum, pantyhose as a mild abrasive, how to remove odours from your microwave and elsewhere, and many other money-saving tips.
    Thanks to Shannon, my cupboard is full of bottles of white vinegar and boxes of Carb Soda for many cleaning tasks (instead of using expensive and often toxic cleaners), sometimes using her clever 'two sponge technique'; things like Glycerine, for tannin stains; Oil of Cloves to inhibit mould and silverfish, and Sweet Almond oil to spray on your shirt so you don't have to iron it. These things are explained in her books, which are set out in a sensible 'room by room' method. So, instead of reaching for hot water (which makes some things harder to remove), or just soaking in cold water, or a spray bottle of expensive cleaner, reach for Shannon's books. They can save you a lot of heartache (not to mention a lot of money!)
    The seven page 'Quick stain removal guide for fabrics' in Spotless 2 (page 298) will probably save you the price of the book the first time you use it!

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      ISBN: 9780733325328
      ISBN-10: 0733325327
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 240
      Published: April 2009
      Publisher: ABC Books
      Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 13.0  x 2.9
      Weight (kg): 0.33