This collection of housekeeping and homemaking tips--most workable and sensible-contains the sort of cheery chips of information one encounters below the engagements in the local newspaper. Washday, the furniture, sewing and knitting, gardening, travelling, keeping children amused, party pointers, all come in for scattered scrutiny. Readers of Polly Cramer's column have sent in ""this-is-what-I do"" tidbits, and the ingenuity and know-how of American women seems to have no end. Unfortunately, this definite grab bag of tips has a more ""pick up"" value, since the information, coming so fast and in such tiny packages is easily forgotten if consumed in a few sittings. Perhaps this potpourri would be most successful on the reference shelf of the dedicated housewife for a quick refresher when a tedious job presents itself.