Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
Author Patti Barrett is stress-free as she gardens and cleans at home in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Her dwelling encounters much traffic--she lives with her husband, two daughters, one dog and four cats--and yet she keeps realistic standards and practices her own easy tips found in Too Busy to Clean? She effectively devotes minimal time and effort to the maintanence of her house. Patti is also a freelance writer and enjoys gardening.