Synopses & Reviews
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.
A comprehensive guide to cleaning every room in the house presents more than two hundred time-saving tips, techniques, and shortcuts to help simplify the cleaning process, reduce chaos, control clutter, and more. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Change the way you think about cleaning, and the amount of time you devote to this arduous task In How to Cheat at Cleaning
, down-and-dirty author Jeff Bredenberg shows how you can get away with just cleaning what you have to so you still have time to enjoy life.
You'll learn more than 200 tips that help you reduce clutter, keep a presentable house, prioritize chores, and find the shortcuts that work for you and your family. Best of all, you'll have a fun while reading How to Cheat at Cleaning
- 10 Things You Can Quit Cleaning Right Now
- Fabrics from Hell
- 6 Indications It's Junk
- 5 Very Manly Things about Cleaning
- Taming the Junk Trunk
- Sections on Outdoors, Cars, and more
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.
2. It's a liberating lifestyle manifesto.
3. It's the guilt-free guide to cleaning just enough.
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.
Table of Contents
10 Things You Can Quit Cleaning Right Now
Fabrics from Hell
6 Indications It's Junk
5 Very Manly Things About Cleaning
Taming the Junk Trunk