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The House That Cleans Itself: 8 Steps to Keep Your Home Twice as Neat in Half the Time
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The House That Cleans Itself: 8 Steps to Keep Your Home Twice as Neat in Half the Time

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by Mindy Starns Clark
 

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The ultimate guide for the housekeeping-impaired! Bestselling author Mindy Starns Clark delves into the reasons behind chronic messiness and helps you find the permanent solution you've been looking for. Using “horizontal thinking,” Mindy will teach you how to set up your home so efficiently and logically that it seems to clean itself.

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The ultimate guide for the housekeeping-impaired! Bestselling author Mindy Starns Clark delves into the reasons behind chronic messiness and helps you find the permanent solution you've been looking for. Using “horizontal thinking,” Mindy will teach you how to set up your home so efficiently and logically that it seems to clean itself. Learn…

  • how to keep the house twice as clean in half the time
  • how a stepladder, a camera, and a stopwatch will help you get started
  • how to change a messy area into a tidy one—permanently
  • how to anticipate and prevent messes before they happen
  • how to get the family on board in this new process

Also included are tips, strategies, and ideas from hundreds of her readers. More than a how-to book, The House That Cleans Itself looks at what God has to say about cleanliness and order, and how He can inspire order in your life in a fresh and unique way.

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"The House That Cleans Itself is an excellent book aimed toward the 'cleaning impaired.' Author Mindy Starns Clark's plan shows that trying to change ourselves to become great housekeepers isn't going to work; we must analyze the reasons for the clutter and change the house first to allow for the family's habits. She also stresses throughout the book that if a particular plan doesn't work for you, don't do it—and she offers alternatives to help take care of the problem. Even if a reader does not want to follow the entire plan, this book contains many tips and suggestions that can help a person easily get the housecleaning manageable and to the point where she does not have to be embarrassed if anyone drops by unexpectedly.

"The book also includes many reader-supplied 'most embarrassing messy house stories' which, besides being entertaining, let us all know that we are not the only ones who consider this a formidable task. I highly recommend this book."
Mary L. Hawkes

"I love this book! It doesn't tell you that you have to completely change the way you do things, but encourages you to look at how you do your housekeeping and adapt things to suit you. Without even finishing reading the book, my family and I started talking about it and doing some things around the house that we felt worked for us. This really is the book for the housekeeping impaired and everyone else who feels that homes should be lived in, not just used to show off."
Beth Nunn

"I found The House That Cleans Itself to be a refreshing addition to the homemaking and housekeeping books on the market. More and more women are looking for ways to maintain a great looking home without devoting every moment to keeping it that way. Mindy not only shares what she works for her and what she has tweaked from other systems but also tips from what has worked for others. The embarrassing moments were a great addition. I definitely had some 'Aha!' moments reading this book."
K. Quinn, HomeMakingOrganized.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736949873
Publisher:
Harvest House Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Pages:
229
Sales rank:
556,209
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

Mindy Starns Clark is the author of many books, which include the popular Smart Chick Mysteries, Whispers of the Bayou, Shadows of Lancaster County, and Under the Cajun Moon. In addition, Mindy’s plays and musicals have been featured in schools and churches across the United States.

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The House That Cleans Itself: 8 Steps to Keep Your Home Twice as Neat in Half the Time 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have struggled with keeping my house clean for 20 years. Finally I have found someone who understands and can actually help without causing more chaos. A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago