Is there ever a week when cleaning isn't atop your loath to-do list? Within hours of disinfecting the kitchen work surfaces they're inevitably covered with sticky marks and scattered crumbs, and it seems to take mere minutes for the dust to settle once again on that sideboard. The dirty work, truly, is never done.Still, there's no sensation quite like having a spotless home. After the bath has been scrubbed, you, too, feel like a sparkling version of yourself - calmer, healthier, cobweb-free. Because you'll always strive for that clean slate - even at the expense of fun and relaxation - you persevere through the stain busting, the sanitizing, and the polishing.This book includes: the essential cleaning kit: tools and products to have on hand for tackling jobs big and small; easy step-by-step techniques for even the toughest of chores; trouble-shooting tips for stubborn stains, marks, and dirt; specialized advice for your furnishings, including granite sinks and window coverings, plus ceilings and hardwood floors; and speed-cleaning recipes for every room of the house.