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All in Good Time: When to Save, Stock Up, and Schedule Everything for Your Home Paperback – January 3, 2012
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All in Good Time is a good primer for anyone whose mother's idea of a home-cooked meal was throwing a prefab frozen meal in the microwave or for whose father's idea of taking care of the lawn meant writing out a check to the gardener once a month. But if your parents actually taught you some life skills, you're not likely to find much new information in All in Good Time. And in case you're thinking it might be helpful to just have what you do know pulled together in one place and scheduled - after all the subtitle does promise help with scheduling everything for your home - you'll be disappointed, if not perplexed, with the book's organization.
The authors go room by room in a typical house, tackling relevant topics alphabetically. For example, you'll read about Appliances, Cooking Dinner and Dishes in the Kitchen; and Airline Tickets, Batteries and Exercise in the Rec Room. Some of these seem to match right up, but others, such as Alarm Systems and Winter Weather in the Basement, are a bit of a stretch.Read more ›
All in Good Time is a book that teaches you how to be frugal - based on the time. It teaches how there is a proper time for everything, whether it is changing your sheets, calling for an appointment, or shopping for a new suitcase. I had always known this to be true but this book showed me exactly how true this premise is.
All in Good Time is an easy to read book as there are short sections with many bullet points. It covers so many topics that there is sure to be something for everyone in this book.
Some of my favorite things were this. I liked knowing that their stock-up laundry detergent price is 10 cents an ounce. It's nice to have a formula to follow. That must be why I also liked their toilet paper principle. These ladies recommended paying 1 cent a square foot, or, more simply, $0.50 a double roll. I use the $0.50 rule already so it was good to know that I'm on the same frugal track!
All in Good Time also features hints for how to get an actual person on customer service, best back up your photos, declutter, and clean your oven.
Did you know that you can get a water heater timer to help lower your bills? I didn't! Did you know that many utility companies have peak usage hours with lower rates for off-hours usage? I need to call my utility company to see if that is true of ours. Did you know that it's not the threat count that matters but the type of thread used? Thanks to this book, now I know that, too!
All in Good Time is full of useful hints such as these. I highly recommend this book for everyone who is looking to save time and / or money!
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It was disappointing, might be useful if you are young and just starting out. I would of like to see more technical detail, telling folks that paper towel should cost 75 cents a... Read morePublished on February 23, 2013 by Tammy
A great source of information about all kinds of things in your household. Great insights to help someone newly on their own and the seasoned homemaker.Published on January 8, 2013 by Ruth A. Hobrock
This gave me info when to stock up and when tobuy just a few because more often on sale. Great bookPublished on December 31, 2012 by Bobby H Swain Jr
This book is only good for a young couple. Anyone on their own for a short period of time knows these common sense ideas. Read morePublished on November 28, 2012 by Ann
I would consider this seller again. The book is exactly how they told me it would be. The condition is great and for the right price. I made a great decision. thanksPublished on November 26, 2012 by Ashley Kaufmann
Not sure how to rate this. Ordered it on my phone and I definitely think it's something you'd rather have in book form, not electronic.Published on October 17, 2012 by Amazon Customer
This guide is well written and has great advice. Can be used for young families or empty-nesters. Highly recommend to anyone interested in running an efficient homePublished on June 29, 2012 by Cheryl Cunningham
I was a bit excited about this book since I love Mandi's blog. However, I am quite disappointed and find this book to be extremely boring. Read morePublished on April 2, 2012 by Melapresco