10-minute Housekeeping: Hundreds of Easy Tips to Clean and Straighten Every Room of Your House - Even When You Don't Have Time Paperback – 2 Feb 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
Some of the tips are laughable, such as keeping a stack of freshly laundered table cloths, to stick over a pile of junk to disguise it when visitors come round, I killed myself laughing about that one.
It did however make me feel a lot better, about the mess.
This book did have some good advise about prioritising your cleaning and saving time in general. But to be honest, I would stick to Kim and Aggies book. Sorry if I cannot be more positive than that.
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What I most enjoyed was how the author wanted you to know that it's okay if you don't have time to clean the entire house (or room for that matter) or if you don't have the right cleaning supplies for a particular job, do what you can when you can and work with what you've got! Just do the 10 minutes! As soon as I started reading this book, I applied the principals to my horrifically and perpetually messy house and had it looking clean and organized within 3 days (HUGE feat in my house and might I add, in 10 min increments)! Before I even finished the book!
If you've got a handle on cleaning and are looking to learn some new tricks, this book has some of those. But if you're like me and can't seem to get a grip on your housekeeping, then I'd have to say this book is excellent!!
It takles specific problems: pleated lampshades (baby hairbrush), inside of microwave (water with white vinegar on high setting), stainless steel appliences (waterless hand sanitizer), and many more. I found about 10 tips to be usefull to me.
But, since what I needed was a detailed plan of speedy weekly cleaning, I give this book only 3 stars. Its a good book to have once you have the basics down.
Kennedy also gives good tips for what kinds of cleaning supplies to use and addresses specific cleaning challenges such as removing crayon marks from walls, covering scuff marks on furniture, or keeping wicker furniture clean. Most of the ideas aren't new and this isn't a how-to book for deep cleaning a home, but it's a good reference for the smaller jobs.
I was given a copy of this book for review by the publisher but the opinion of it is mine and wasn't solicited. If I didn't like it, I would say so.