Cleaning and the Meaning of Life: Simple Solutions to Declutter Your Home and Beautify Your Life

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Health Communications, 2005 - House & Home - 275 pages
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"The most thorough, fun-to-read book to show you the path to organization, simplicity, comfort and peace of mind."
-Phyllis Diller

"I highly recommend this bright and powerful book for clearing clutter and bringing joy to our lives."
-Alexandra Stoddard, Things I Want My Daughters to Know


"This delightful book brims with clever ideas and fun-to-use tips." 
-Harriet Schechter, Let Go of Clutter

Are you stressed by a mess?  Do drifts of paper cover your desk?  Has a toxic landfill consumed what your kid calls a closet?  Is your home a pain to maintain?  Take heart.  Interior designer Paula Jhung takes the mess out of domestic so you can clear a path to a clean, serene and beautiful home.  Not your average guide to dusting faster or scrubbing deeper, these playful and practical tips for outwitting the dirty work will free your time, lift your spirit and guide you to a Promise Land of balance, freedom and well-being.  

With her unique LIFE plan: Lighten Up, Invest in Comfort, Forget Perfection and Enhance Flow, she'll show you elegant, inexpensive ways to create a stay-clean home so you spend more time enjoying it than maintaining it.     

She also dishes the dirt on: 

  • Recognizing and curing TMS - Too Much Stuff Syndrome
  • A Procrastinator's Guide to Purging
  • The 7 Secrets of Highly Effective Closets
  • The Kama Sutra of Cleaning
  • Your Astrological Cleaning Style
  • The Art of Hiding a Mess
  • Creating a Private Retreat
  • Giving a Home Heart and Soul

With wit and warmth, Cleaning and the Meaning of Life opens the door to a harmonious home and a fulfilling life.

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About the author (2005)

Jhung is the author of award-winning How to Avoid Housework (Fireside) Guests Without Grief (Fireside) and co-author of Entertaining at Home (No-Brainer's Video Guides to Life) Cerebellum. A regular contributor to Family Circle, her articles have appeared in dozens of publications including House Beautiful, Home, Bridal Guide, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Herald, Women's World, Cosmopolitan and Women's Day. She has appeared on HGTV, Bloomberg News Radio, Party at Home, Today in New York, and scores of other television shows across the US and Canada. Her books have been picked up by the Literary Guild and Doubleday book clubs and have been excerpted in hundreds of publications including The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, Newsday, Reader's Digest, Child and Redbook. She is an interior designer who owns CleanDesign, a low-maintenance, high-comfort decorating service. She lives in California.

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