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How to Cheat at Cleaningby Jeff Bredenberg
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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.
Book News Annotation:
The author of Clean It Fast, Clean It Right and 2,001 Amazing Cleaning Secrets agrees with the philosophy of the late Erma Bombeck that perfectionism is overrated. Drawing on the experience of organizational consultants and other experts, Bredenberg presents shortcut tips, "dirty" stories, and helpful products in this light-hearted approach to cleaning chores and differing gender priorities about them. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Part how-to bible and part liberating manifesto, this volume rewrites the housekeeping rules. 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 how to eliminate dirt through design.
This is not your mother's cleaning book:
1. It's the ultimate how-to manual for non-perfectionists.
About the Author
Jeff Bredenberg has written and edited numerous books and magazine articles on the subjects of cleaning, home management, consumer issues, and health. He is the author/editor of two highly successful cleaning books, Clean it Fast, Clean it Right and 2,001 Amazing Cleaning Secrets. Bredenberg has more than 25 years' experience in publishing. He is a youth group advisor at his church, he is active in Boy Scouts, and he lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with his wife Stacey Burling and two sons, Adam and Colin. Stacey verifies that he has impeccable credentials as a cheater at cleaning. Find out more at www.jeffbredenberg.com.
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