I have recently purchased many books to help me manage my chaotic life. I don't come home and sit on the couch and do nothing, I am constantly picking things up, cleaning, cooking, etc. So why is my house never clean? (This has been going on for years btw.) I am in that trenches season as a working mother with small toddlers, so my house never *seems* clean because there are aaalwaaayss toys, clutter, and "action" piles around. This book really helps address the cleaning issue I have.
Side note - Buy this book for your new mom friends, so they don't end up like me because I specifically remember sitting in my clean living room with fresh vacuum marks when I was pregnant with my first. If I had know then what I know now I think I'd still have them.
This book has helped me connect some cleaning concepts that I lacked understanding. I like the scheduled cleaning idea, so I am not busying myself doing something I know I'll do on Tuesday etc. "Let it go" mentality. I also like that she explains the most efficient way of cleaning things - like mirrors. I am one of those who enjoy cleaning because I like the feeling of a "job well done" and also put a lot of value into efficiency.
I made a pretty cleaning caddy in my favorite colors as she suggested. I love that everything is on hand now and I can carry it from room to room easily. I also made room under my bathroom sink so I can get to it easily, without moving anything or cramming it in, lol.
One of the best things I learned from her was the magic of microfiber cloths. Get some!! Life changing. I got several colors for different surfaces.
The number one tip though is the clutter. The clutter. She always starts with clutter removal because - it's hard to clean with clutter around. Clutter removal takes a lot of time (for me anyway) and fully getting it out of the house to donate can take a few days. It's good to start on a Friday with the clutter removal.
The "big idea" of this book is to get your house to a clean point, then use the schedule to keep it like that. I am still trying to get it cleaned! But I believe once I get it there, I can maintain it with her tips and schedule.
- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Gallery Books (21 March 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1501158791
- ISBN-13: 978-1501158797
- Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 1.5 x 23.2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 544 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)