I have a love-hate relationship with cleaning my house: I love when my house is clean, but I hate that I have to clean it. Really, it’s not the WORST thing in the world to do, and it’s vaguely satisfying, but it really sucks up too much time, as far as I’m concerned.
I even devised a New Year’s resolution to help me with this: I resolved to tackle the house cleaning in small chunks every day (5 minutes here, 15 minutes there), so that I’m never left with a giant pile of cleaning to get through that eats up our entire weekend.
Imagine how pleased I was when a book landed on my desk that fell right in line with my new approach! Express Housekeeping: How to Speed-Clean Your Way to a Spotless Home in Just Minutes a Day has a lot to deliver on, based on that title. But deliver it does. Full of helpful advice and quick tips, it breaks down the process of cleaning everything from your refrigerator to your TV in tiny, digestible chunks, most under 20 minutes, often using such earth-friendly cleaners as vinegar and baking soda. Tips, schedules and cleaning supply must-haves help to make this a valuable resource.
I don’t know if I’ll ever get to a “spotless home”, but I feel like I can at least get closer.
—Megan, CF‘s online editor