One of the best homemaking books available: Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House, is now on sale for $14.28 (32% off!) in the Shop at Liturgical Time. This book covers every aspect of homemaking imaginable.
The classic bestselling resource for every American home. Choosing fabrics, cleaning china, keeping the piano in tune, making a good fire, folding a fitted sheet, setting the dining room table, keeping surfaces free of food pathogens, watering plants, removing stains--Home Comforts addresses the methods, as well as the meanings of hands-on housekeeping to help you manage everyday chores, find creative solutions to modern domestic dilemmas, and enhance the experience of life at home.
Further topics include: Making up a bed with hospital corners, Expert recommendations for safe food storage, Reading care labels (and sometimes carefully disregarding them), Keeping your home free of dust mites and other allergens, Home safety and security, A summary of laws applicable to the home, including privacy, accident liability, contracts, and domestic employees in this practical, good humored, historic, philosophical, even romantic guidebook to the art of household management.