The Ultimate Accidental Housewife

Your Guide to a Clean-Enough House


By Julie Edelman

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Bestselling author Julie Edelman returns with an essential guide about how to get your house clean — or, even better, just clean enough!

Accessible, easy to read, and entertaining, The Ultimate Accidental Housewife(tm) gives you fun, simple solutions to all kinds of common household problems, from scrubbing the stove to spotting those stubborn laundry stains. With plenty of useful tips and tricks for cleaning your house just enough, this accidentally domestic diva offers practical advice you’ll use every day — without ever spoiling your manicure.

Find out how to: Limit your daily workload with defensive cleaning and organizingHandle “toxic zones” like the bathroom and kitchen”Fix” problems until the repairman comesRemove aggressive stains

This must-have little volume splits housekeeping into two categories: Toxic Zones include the bathrooms and kitchen, since they have the greatest chance of housing living organisms that multiply or smell. Not So Toxic Zones include the bedrooms, living room, and family rooms, where dust bunnies are your biggest foe. In addition, helpful sections like I Never Knew You Could Do That! include myriad uses for ordinary household products, and The United Stains Across America, an Accidental favorite, is the most patriotic stain guide you’ll ever see.

With Julie’s trademark inventiveness and good humor, The Ultimate Accidental Housewife is a sanity-saver for overextended women everywhere.


On Sale
Apr 15, 2008
Page Count
304 pages
Hachette Books

Julie Edelman

About the Author

Julie Edelman is a lifestyle reporter for national and local radio and television programs, including The View, Today, CBS Early Show, CW, and Fox. She is the author of Once Upon a Recipe, a children’s cookbook. She was a senior vice president at Bohbot Entertainment and a senior vice president/creative director at Saatchi and Saatchi Advertising. She graduated from Duke University.

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