<i>Housekeeping Notes: How to Furnish and Keep House in a Tenement Flat</i> by Mabel Hyde Kittredge is an excellent reference book for learning the basics of housekeeping. Written for an audience of students in housekeeping centres, Kittredge provides a crisp overview of furniture, sundry items and miscellaneous stationery constituting the necessary elements of any home. She then provides stepwise instructions on all household work including chores related to the kitchen, living rooms, bedrooms and maintenance of different kinds of furniture. <br><br><i>Housekeeping Notes: How to Furnish and Keep House in a Tenement Flat</i> is written in a course book format, divided into three different sections with various lessons. Kittredge starts with an explanation of housekeeping essentials and then moves on to describe suitable furniture for a home of five people. The rest of the book is divided in specific courses, starting with cooking and cleaning and moving on to more specific tasks like washing, ironing and table etiquette among various other aspects. The final portion of the book deals with recipes including ideas for meat substitutes, inexpensive dishes, kosher recipes and desserts among others. <br><br><i>Housekeeping Notes: How to Furnish and Keep House in a Tenement Flat</i> manages to pack in a large amount of tips and tricks even in its brevity. While each section in this book is of equal importance to homemakers, Kittredge's pointers on styles of serving food, cleaning the kitchen and cooking efficiently are the best written and easy to grasp. Ideal for all audiences, this book is an eye opener for all readers, even those who believe they are excellent housekeepers.