Outwitting Housework: Brilliant Tips, Tricks, and Advice on Housekeeping...and Life

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Lyons Press, Jun 1, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 251 pages
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For anyone who wants a cleaner, more organized house - but who doesn't want to spend a lifetime with a dust rag in hand. The idea is not to spend all your time cleaning, but to clean efficiently, to clean well, and to only clean the things that need it. We all know or have heard about people who are so obsessed with cleaning that it is just about the only thing they do, and the fact is that maintaining a home does require a lot of work. It can consume your life if you let it. Outwitting Housework means being in control of your house, as opposed to letting your house control you. Thank goodness for Outwitting Housework. It's full of practical tips, like why Monday is the best day to clean the floors, and Saturday the best day to do the children's rooms. It explains why changing the lighting in your house can make as much difference as reducing clutter, and it will help frazzled homemakers organize their cleaning for maximum efficiency, with a suggested schedule that is easy to follow. Rosenberg explains how mastering housework is a process, an overhaul of the way one approaches the care and maintenance of a home. Along those same lines, she points out that keeping your home neat can offer gratification that goes beyond the obvious - it can buoy the spirit and clear the mind.

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Contents

Getting Organized
12
Clutter Control
25
Training Your Eye to Spot Clutter
38
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Nancy Rosenberg, author of Outwitting Stress, has written more than two hundred magazine articles and appears regularly on radio and television. Rosenberg and her family live outside Seattle, Washington.

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