House of Havoc: How to Make--and Keep--a Beautiful Home Despite Cheap Spouses, Messy Kids, and Other Difficult Roomm

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Da Capo Press, Jan 26, 2010 - House & Home - 288 pages
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The cupboards are overflowing, the linen closet holds towels and tools, and your once tidy family room might as well come with a ringmaster. But that's called living, right? Wrong! Marni Jameson is here to prove that you can turn a hectic home into a haven—and do so without being voted off the island. With chapters such as “Kids are Great—They Only Dismantle Your Home One Piece at a Time,” you'll laugh as you learn whether to opt for solids or patterns; what constitutes “indestructible flooring”; how to organize your house from top to bottom; and how to decorate so home appeal goes up and blood pressure goes down.

House of Havoc is that indispensable guide for making the most of the house you have without driving everyone around you nuts.

 

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User Review  - justmeRosalie - LibraryThing

This is a fun book about housekeeping, written with a delightful sense of humor, in a quick and easy to read style. Ms. Jameson knows that every house is 'at war with the universe' and destined to ... Read full review

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User Review  - elkeursin - LibraryThing

This book was OK. She had a good voice, but I didn't really get all that much useful information out of it. Could be that I'm reading too many of these books lately and they all seem to say the same things. Read full review

Contents

Part Two
35
Part Three
67
Part Four
101
Part Five
121
Part Six
169
Part Seven
199
Part Eight
223
Part Nine
239
Final Thought
257
Acknowledgments
261
Index
263
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About the author (2010)

Marni Jameson is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, and serial home improver who writes regularly for the Los Angeles Times, Woman's Day, and other publications. She lives with her family in Colorado.

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