throughout the book tidbits of wisdom from Costco members. All in all, we
hope you find it useful in your everyday living!
Ginnie Roeglin is Senior Vice President E-commerce and Publishing.
HOW CAN THIS SECOND Costco Household Almanac be of use to you? Let
me count the ways:
1. It can tell you that if you can’t pass your clenched fist between the back
of your calf and the front of your office chair that the chair seat is too deep.
Solutions? There are several on page 57.
2. It can help you reduce landfill waste by telling you about a kind of carpet
fiber known as Type 6 nylon (N6) that is recyclable. Learn more on page 80.
3. It can help convince you to keep an old-fashioned corded phone around the
house, which could be a lifesaver in an emergency. Really! Check page 105.
4. It can help put power in your golf swing, thanks to some swift advice from
Long Drivers of America Hall of Famer Art Sellinger; pages 136 through 138.
5. It tells you how to obtain a government report detailing what’s in your local
water supply—and how to filter out the bad stuff. Page 206.
Just five ways this book can be of use? Hardly. I stopped counting somewhere beyond 2,000. How did I choose this list of five? I simply opened the
book at random five times. Each time I had to choose from many pieces of
useful information. (I call it “fun with reference books.”)
That’s the what of the Almanac, but what is the why of the Almanac It
• To assist you in judging the quality of a product or service
• To help you get the most out of their purchases
If we can do that, we will have succeeded in our task.
David W. Fuller is Publisher of the Costco Household Almanac.