How to Cheat at Cleaning: Time-Slashing Techniques to Cut Corners and Restore Your Sanity

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Taunton Press, Incorporated, 2007 - Architecture - 240 pages
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Do you really think Martha Stewart never swept a little dust under the carpet seconds before guests arrived? Oh, how we've been damaged by the myth of perfectionism! We are slaves to microscopic specks of lint, hard-water smudges, and the relentless pursuit of dust bunnies. Brainwashed by Hollywood and slick photo spreads, we chase after unrealistic expectations. "How to Cheat at Cleaning" will change all of that. Part how-to bible and part liberating manifesto, this volume rewrites the housekeeping rules our mothers taught us. It does for housekeeping what Casual Friday did for office life. Learn the extreme shortcuts for cleaning your house from attic to basement. Learn about cutting-edge tools and technologies that will slash your housekeeping chores in half. Learn how to get family members-and even Santa Claus-to pitch in. And learn which backbreaking cleaning tasks you can walk away from forever. While most cleaning books are as dull as, well, dishwater, "How to Cheat at Cleaning" is a joy to read. Delivered in a swingy, conversational, irreverent style, this book is peppered with quick-read recurring boxes, including amusing anecdotes, easy cleaning formulas, great cleaning gear, cleaning emergencies, and eliminating dirt through design.

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User Review  - elkeursin - LibraryThing

Ug. Some of the advice in here is really not so good. Telling me to use disposable dishes and use disposable wipes for cleaning just grates at my green side. His writing style put me off. Nothing too new here. Read full review

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User Review  - Erica Rhodes - Goodreads

I think a lot of these tips and tine saving cheats are really great. Some of them I knew, but there were some new ones as well. Having four kids and a partner that I would much rather spend time with ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Jeff Bredenberg is the former senior editor at Rodale Books. He lives in Philadelphia, PA.

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