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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Books (September 8, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 087596933X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0875969336
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #904,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"With its extra-large load of helpful tips, Betty's Book of Laundry Secrets is a terrific guide for anyone who has tried to figure out if you're supposed to turn clothes inside out to wash them or has struggled to fold a fitted sheet. Betty's surefire methods should be a class called Laundry 101."--Katrina Beck, senior, Muhlenberg College

"With four toddlers at home, I face an ever-growing mountain of laundry. Betty's Book of Laundry Secrets has taught me how to keep color bright, get out messy stains, and fold clothes so they won't get wrinkled. What a time-save in a busy household!"--Laura Brown, mother of 2-year-old quadruplets, Hunter, Douglas, Stephanie, and William

From the Back Cover

Betty's Book of Laundry Secrets

Betty is a lifesaver when it comes to laundry. She believes that simple products, such as a bar of Ivory soap and a scrub brush, and low-tech approaches, such as soaking a stain before you wash, are the secrets to getting clothes clean and keep them looking new. Betty's old-fashioned methods and six decades of washing experience make for a fun modern-day laundry room manual.

"With its extra-large load of helpful tips, Betty's Book of Laundry Secrets is a terrific guide for anyone who has tried to figure out if you're supposed to turn clothes inside out to wash them or has struggled to fold a fitted sheet. Betty's surefire methods should be a class called Laundry 101."--Katrina Beck, senior, Muhlenberg College

"With four toddlers at home, I face an ever-growing mountain of laundry. Betty's Book of Laundry Secrets has taught me how to keep color bright, get out messy stains, and fold clothes so they won't get wrinkled. What a time-save in a busy household!"--Laura Brown, mother of 2-year-old quadruplets, Hunter, Douglas, Stephanie, and William

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mark Wieczorek on November 18, 2001
Format: Paperback
...Betty's Book of Laundry Secrets is a life saver. I bought it instantly upon seeing it at my local book store. After flipping through the pages I tossed it in my basket and brought it home. Full of tidbits like turn your pants inside out when ironing them, and then flip them outside out to iron in the crease. Or the right way to iron a shirt (I could never quite get it right), and why you should iron everything while damp.
Betty knows her laundry, and I'm SOOO glad I know about Betty. I cannot reccomend this book highly enough. My girlfriend loves it too. We take it to the laundry room with us just in case, often referring to it when we're not sure what pile to put what in, or what to wash in cold or hot, or what to hand wash (and how). Then an hour later we consult it on how to fold fitted sheets, or pants, or shirts.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 21, 2001
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If you think you know it all just because you separate your whites from colors, you don't know nothin'! This book is a must have for anyone who wants clean clothes. The tips are helpful, easy to apply and fun. Every college student should have a copy.
Who thought laundry could be so much fun?
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By tagnrocky on November 13, 2002
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Good advice, especially for beginners, however I knew most of this. Seems a little dated...never mentions the new oxygen cleaners or liquid detergent(she only talks about powdered detergent). Does offer good suggestions for generalized stain removal. Great for college students or newlyweds.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Arena TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 30, 2008
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At my age, I've done more piles of wash than I'd care to imagine. However, there was plenty of stuff in this volume to add to my established techniques. Betty's Book of Laundry Secrets will help you get done quickly and efficiently from pre-wash to folding and putting the last sheet away.

This book is an excellent gift for a college student or any young person going out on her/his own. And, if you're interested in perfecting your skills, you'll find a lot here to use.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Betsy Blueberry on November 28, 2002
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Lovely book for those who know not about laundry if ever there was a handly little reference book this is it. I enjoyed from beginning to end and refer to it often as well as my daughter. The best is the clothesline........
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