Home-Ec 101: Skills for Everyday Living - Cook it, Clean it, Fix it, Wash it

Home-Ec 101: Skills for Everyday Living - Cook it, Clean it, Fix it, Wash it

Heather Solos

Language: English

Pages: 240

ISBN: 1440308535

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Real Skills for Real Life From keeping your home clean and in good repair to preparing your own food, self-sufficiency rocks. Having an understanding of the domestic arts gives you a sense of control over your life. These skills also help you save money, not by chasing deals, but by teaching the principle of the mantra: Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without. Life skills are the essence of frugality. Whether you just moved out of your parent's basement or you cut the apron strings a while ago, you'll learn the skills you need to manage your household. Inside you'll find: Quick, easy cleaning solutions for every room of the house, so you can get the job done and get on with life Instructions for removing stubborn stains and offensive odors from fabric Simple fixes to wardrobe malfunctions including broken zippers, missing buttons, and fallen hemlines Troubleshooting advice for common problems with home appliances A minimum home maintenance guide to prevent or catch major repair problems A basic plumbing tutorial that includes clearing and preventing clogs, stopping a running toilet and retrieving items dropped down a drain Ideas for healthy and fast meal planning so you can start cooking and stop relying on takeout or preservative-packed convenience food Definitions of common cooking terms and techniques found in recipes Plans for stocking a pantry so you can make dinner (even if you haven't been grocery shopping in a week) and be prepared when disaster strikes A complete rundown of essential kitchen equipment from knives to pans to small appliances Equip yourself with the skills you need for everyday life.

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Protein stains are best treated with cold water and agitation. Tannin stains are best treated with detergent, not soap (check the ingredient list on your laundry detergent to make sure). Oil stains are best treated with heavy-duty detergent and hot water. Grease stains are best treated with corn starch. 5. When the stain has dissolved, either rinse it or wick (blot) it away depending on the type of stain. Don't rinse stains that could spread, such as dyes. 6. Repeat treatment until the.

The time good hygiene is grasped, their clothing is big enough to make an impact. Busy families may find a load-a-day approach works well; yes, even in dual-income families. Start a load of laundry while the coffee drips its magic, and it should be done before the last person leaves the house in the morning. The first person home in the afternoon or evening can shuffle the laundry into the dryer. In families, folding and putting away is a good community; activity delegate as appropriate.

Boiling can break apart some items, including fish. Most of the time, slow cookers are designed to cook in the simmering range, but you should test out your appliance by filling it partway with water and allowing it to reach temperature at both the high and low settings before leaving an item unattended for an extended period of time. Not all stoves or ranges make simmering easy. In fact, simmering on some gas stoves can be quite difficult. It may be necessary to position the pot so it is not.

Brand X Toilet Bowl Cleaner Brand Y Never mix brands, they may be acidic or alkaline in nature and could react strongly. Appendix C Emergency Preparedness Checklist This will get most households through most minor emergencies. An online search for the term “Bug Out Bag” will provide a wealth of information on more thorough emergency preparedness. Minimum of three gallons of water per household member. Replace this supply every six months. Nonperishable food, for a minimum of three.

Undamaged flooring is best cleaned with a soft-bristled broom; straw brooms are coarser and are a better choice for rough, worn flooring. There is a chance straw brooms could damage more delicate finishes. Brooms with angled heads are useful for sweeping under cabinets. Before sweeping a room, turn off any fans and clear the room of all non-essential personnel.*** Simply sweeping stirs up dust and there is no need for it to be blown further than it needs to be. The actual sweeping motion is.

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