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

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561588701
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/2/2007
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,391,079
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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Table of Contents

1) Rules
2) Tools
3) Clutter
4) Help
5) Kitchen/Bath
6) Living
7) Laundry
8) Desk
9) Outside
10) Cars
11) Special

Also includes:
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

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