It’s a new year, meaning New Year’s Resolutions have been set and from what I’ve seen, a number of my friends are looking to live a life in cleaner and more organized homes.
Dana K. White, the creator of the popular blog A Slob Comes Clean, has written the book How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind; and she means it. No delusions, this book is straight and to the point.
As a mom of toddler triplets, an army wife, and a college student, our life [In simple terms] is chaotic. For as much as I hate to admit it, this chaos has spilled over and keeping our house in line has kind of fallen to the wayside. Point blank, we’ve become slobs. My favorite thing about How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind is that Dana writes like she is a girlfriend you’re having coffee with, talking about how you wish you could regain (or gain) control of your home and she’s there to give you some advice. This is a very easy read, and she tells it like it is while making you laugh. There is even a 28 Day Plan in this book, Dana does the guess work for you!
One of my favorite takeaways from this book is her chapter on “Fighting Time Passage Awareness Disorder”. I have a HUGE problem procrastinating (and also exaggerating but not in this case). Dana pinpoints this “problem” that like myself, many others struggle with and shares a simple trick-timing yourself. The example she uses is unloading the dishwasher completely mundane and when timed takes about five minutes to empty. Five minutes! Instead of spending those five minutes scouring social media, those five minutes can be used clearing out the dishwasher, reloading it throughout the day (instead of having dishes piled in the sink) and you simply run the machine at night. Dishes get done and there isn’t any clutter buildup in my sink throughout the day. Simple AND satisfying.
It seems a bit silly to say that a book changed my mindset on the way/routine in which I clean (didn’t clean). But this book has made me see there truly is a simple way in cleaning and maintaining the upkeep of my home which is essential in my life because the last thing I need is to lose any more of my mind.
But fear not my cluttered-home friends, there is a giveaway! One lucky reader has the chance to win their own copy of How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind!
I recieved product in exchange for my feedback.