The time-tested advice you never learned in school for getting back to basics and running a healthy, happy, sustainable household. Back in the day, young people (well, young women) used to learn life skills like budgeting, cleaning, mending, and meal planning in their home economics classes. But nowadays, we’re just supposed to figure it out for ourselves. It’s no wonder many of us feel a little lost. This Modern House compiles real lessons from early- to mid-20th-century home economics textbooks to finally give you the household management training you never got in school. You’ll learn to shop frugally, cook nutritiously, reduce waste, clean with natural products, and spruce up your home and wardrobe without breaking the bank. In this amazing collection of proven wisdom and practical advice, you’ll find everything you need to know about shopping, cooking, cleaning, budgeting, and managing a household like an adult—whether you’re renting your first apartment or establishing a family home. Previously published in 2010 as Home Economics, this fully updated version includes a new introduction, improved advice on cooking and canning, and more inclusive text and illustrations.


  • 176 pages
  • 4.5 x 6.5 inches
  • 4 colors
  • Hardcover

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  • French
  • Dutch