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How to Cheat at Cleaning
by Jeff Bredenberg
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Change the way you think about cleaning, and the amount of time you devote to this arduous task! In How to Cheat at Cleaning, down-and-dirty author Jeff Bredenberg shows how you can get away with just cleaning what you have to so you still have time to enjoy life.

You'll learn more than 200 tips that help you reduce clutter, keep a presentable house, prioritize chores, and find the shortcuts that work for you and your family. Best of all, you'll have a fun while reading How to Cheat at Cleaning.

Features include:
  • 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
  • Sections on Outdoors, Cars, and more

    Liberate yourself and cast off the shackles of household servitude - order today!
  • by Jeff Bredenberg
    In How to Cheat at Cleaning, Jeff Bredenberg, the guru of common sense, offers 200 tips to cut corners and change the way you think about cleaning and the amount of time you devote to it.

    Liberate yourself and cast off the shackles of household servitude with this irreverent but helpful guide that will have you laughing out loud when you consider:
    • 10 things you can quit cleaning now
    • an overview of fabrics from hell
    • 6 indications that it's junk
    • taming the junk trunk and so much more
    You'll learn time-slashing tricks to reduce clutter, keep a presentable house, prioritize chores, and find the shortcuts that work for you. Best of all, it's a really fun read!

    In How to Cheat at Organizing, Bredenberg uses his infectious humor and unique brand of advice to show you how to create just enough order to be happy with your life.

    With his trademark wit and common sense approach, Bredenberg instructs you in how to de-clutter everything from closets and offices to cooking and finances. His five core concepts offer this simple advice:
    • Keep it simple
    • Embrace technology
    • Manage what comes in and what goes out
    • Strip, scrap, sort, and store, so stuff is easy to find
    • Get help from family and friends
    You'll not only discover a host of gadgets and devices that save time, but you'll also learn to relax and enjoy what's really important to you. It's the perfect guide to simplify, simplify, simplify!

    Save on this beautiful 2-book set -- and enjoy more free time!
    by Jeff Bredenberg
    PDF eBook

    Change the way you think about cleaning, and the amount of time you devote to this arduous task! In How to Cheat at Cleaning, down-and-dirty author Jeff Bredenberg shows how you can get away with just cleaning what you have to so you still have time to enjoy life.

    You'll learn more than 200 tips that help you reduce clutter, keep a presentable house, prioritize chores, and find the shortcuts that work for you and your family. Best of all, you'll have a fun while reading How to Cheat at Cleaning.

    Features include:

    • 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
    • Sections on Outdoors, Cars, and more

    Get a whole new attitude starting today!

     

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    Change the way you think about cleaning, and the amount of time you devote to this arduous task! In How to Cheat at Cleaning, down-and-dirty author Jeff Bredenberg shows how you can get away with just cleaning what you have to so you still have time to enjoy life.

    You'll learn more than 200 tips that help you reduce clutter, keep a presentable house, prioritize chores, and find the shortcuts that work for you and your family. Best of all, you'll have a fun while reading How to Cheat at Cleaning.

    Features include:
  • 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
  • Sections on Outdoors, Cars, and more

    Liberate yourself and cast off the shackles of household servitude - order today!
  • Details

    In How to Cheat at Cleaning, Jeff Bredenberg, the guru of common sense, offers 200 tips to cut corners and change the way you think about cleaning and the amount of time you devote to it.

    Liberate yourself and cast off the shackles of household servitude with this irreverent but helpful guide that will have you laughing out loud when you consider:
    • 10 things you can quit cleaning now
    • an overview of fabrics from hell
    • 6 indications that it's junk
    • taming the junk trunk and so much more
    You'll learn time-slashing tricks to reduce clutter, keep a presentable house, prioritize chores, and find the shortcuts that work for you. Best of all, it's a really fun read!

    In How to Cheat at Organizing, Bredenberg uses his infectious humor and unique brand of advice to show you how to create just enough order to be happy with your life.

    With his trademark wit and common sense approach, Bredenberg instructs you in how to de-clutter everything from closets and offices to cooking and finances. His five core concepts offer this simple advice:
    • Keep it simple
    • Embrace technology
    • Manage what comes in and what goes out
    • Strip, scrap, sort, and store, so stuff is easy to find
    • Get help from family and friends
    You'll not only discover a host of gadgets and devices that save time, but you'll also learn to relax and enjoy what's really important to you. It's the perfect guide to simplify, simplify, simplify!

    Save on this beautiful 2-book set -- and enjoy more free time!

    Details

    Change the way you think about cleaning, and the amount of time you devote to this arduous task! In How to Cheat at Cleaning, down-and-dirty author Jeff Bredenberg shows how you can get away with just cleaning what you have to so you still have time to enjoy life.

    You'll learn more than 200 tips that help you reduce clutter, keep a presentable house, prioritize chores, and find the shortcuts that work for you and your family. Best of all, you'll have a fun while reading How to Cheat at Cleaning.

    Features include:

    • 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
    • Sections on Outdoors, Cars, and more

    Get a whole new attitude starting today!

     

    Additional Information

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    Table Of Contents Introduction

    Chapter One: Rewriting the Rules Your Mother Taught You

    Chapter Two: Let Your Cleaning Tools Do the Work

    Chapter Three: Clutter Control Made Easy

    Chapter Four: Spouse, Kids, Friends, and Hired Professionals

    Chapter Five: Sanitation and Sanity: Kitchens and Bathrooms

    Chapter Six: Where You Live: Keeping It Clean in the Living Room, Dining Room, Den, and Bedroom

    Chapter Seven: Laundry Got You Out of Sorts?

    Chapter Eight: Your Desk and Work Areas: Winning the Paper Chase

    Chapter Nine: The Great Outdoors: Decks, Sidewalks, Driveways, Gutters, Siding, Windows, and Entryways

    Chapter Ten: Cars: Backseat Archaeology

    Chapter Eleven: Babies, Toddlers, and Pets: The Things We Do for Love
    Intro Perfectionism Is So Overrated

    I'm the kind of person who's dying to dust the house with a leaf blower. I compile lists of things you can clean in the dishwasher- beside dishes. I'm a disciple of Erma Bombeck, the wry columnist who penned the words, 'Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.'Do I want to be a slave to my house, working my fingers raw to create a shimmering show palace? No. Just give me an orderly, presentable, and sanitary environment. But don't make me work too hard for it- I have a career, you know, dinner to get on the table, and Little League games to attend. To heck with perfectionism. I'm gonna cheat.

    What exactly do I mean by 'cheating at cleaning'? If there's a faster way to clean, I'm going to adopt it. If corners can be cut, I'm going to cut them. If technology offers more cleaning power, automated cleaning, and easy-care materials, I'm there. And I'm going to set my own standards for cleanliness- goals that may be somewhat south of Martha Stewart's.

    These actually are exciting times for people who hate to clean. Nanotech materials- that is, materials designed for specific purposes, molecule by molecule- have begun to reach the market. While few such products are in wide circulation yet, the science has given us miracle microfiber cleaning cloths, window glass that cleans itself, and light bulbs that destroy odor-causing particles. Self-cleaning garments aren't far behind. Personally, I'm hoping for dinner plates that scrape themselves off and jump into the dishwasher.

    This talk of products leads me to a couple of crucial points about the writing of this book. First, many people who want to cheat at cleaning also hope to do so for minimal cost. Rest assured that for every innovative product I mention, there are 20 ways to cut corners that don't involve extra expense at all. Second, it's impossible to give specific advice without the occasional mention of brand names. I want you to know that I accepted no freebies from manufacturers when I researched this book; I bought all of my own products for testing and I don't sell these products either.

    Speaking of research, you'll notice that this book is written in a unique way. As I hunted for the cheatingest shortcuts possible, I spoke with scores of experts who were generous with advice. I name them in the text because I want to acknowledge them and because I want you to appreciate the authority of the information and the freshness of this research.

    I also hope you find this book as fun to read as it was for me to write. The core of this book is specific advice on how to cheat at cleaning. However, along the way you'll also hear about the junk-removal company that had to dispose of 13 enormous Buddha statues. The guy who washed his socks in the dishwasher (honest, I don't do that). The couple who use their robotic vacuum cleaner to serve beer to guests. The researcher who bought dirty underwear from his students- all in the name of science.

    My final point is an invitation to you. Not every person I quote has an impressive string of letters after his or her name. I'll be writing about home management for a long while, and I welcome tips and feedback from savvy readers such as yourself. Please feel free to write to me in care of this publisher, or stop in at www.jeffbredenberg.com and provide your input over the Internet. I may not put your name in lights, but I'll be happy to brand you as a first-class cheater.

    - Jeff Bredenberg
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    Table Of Contents Introduction

    Chapter One: Rewriting the Rules Your Mother Taught You

    Chapter Two: Let Your Cleaning Tools Do the Work

    Chapter Three: Clutter Control Made Easy

    Chapter Four: Spouse, Kids, Friends, and Hired Professionals

    Chapter Five: Sanitation and Sanity: Kitchens and Bathrooms

    Chapter Six: Where You Live: Keeping It Clean in the Living Room, Dining Room, Den, and Bedroom

    Chapter Seven: Laundry Got You Out of Sorts?

    Chapter Eight: Your Desk and Work Areas: Winning the Paper Chase

    Chapter Nine: The Great Outdoors: Decks, Sidewalks, Driveways, Gutters, Siding, Windows, and Entryways

    Chapter Ten: Cars: Backseat Archaeology

    Chapter Eleven: Babies, Toddlers, and Pets: The Things We Do for Love
    Intro Perfectionism Is So Overrated

    I'm the kind of person who's dying to dust the house with a leaf blower. I compile lists of things you can clean in the dishwasher- beside dishes. I'm a disciple of Erma Bombeck, the wry columnist who penned the words, 'Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.'Do I want to be a slave to my house, working my fingers raw to create a shimmering show palace? No. Just give me an orderly, presentable, and sanitary environment. But don't make me work too hard for it- I have a career, you know, dinner to get on the table, and Little League games to attend. To heck with perfectionism. I'm gonna cheat.

    What exactly do I mean by 'cheating at cleaning'? If there's a faster way to clean, I'm going to adopt it. If corners can be cut, I'm going to cut them. If technology offers more cleaning power, automated cleaning, and easy-care materials, I'm there. And I'm going to set my own standards for cleanliness- goals that may be somewhat south of Martha Stewart's.

    These actually are exciting times for people who hate to clean. Nanotech materials- that is, materials designed for specific purposes, molecule by molecule- have begun to reach the market. While few such products are in wide circulation yet, the science has given us miracle microfiber cleaning cloths, window glass that cleans itself, and light bulbs that destroy odor-causing particles. Self-cleaning garments aren't far behind. Personally, I'm hoping for dinner plates that scrape themselves off and jump into the dishwasher.

    This talk of products leads me to a couple of crucial points about the writing of this book. First, many people who want to cheat at cleaning also hope to do so for minimal cost. Rest assured that for every innovative product I mention, there are 20 ways to cut corners that don't involve extra expense at all. Second, it's impossible to give specific advice without the occasional mention of brand names. I want you to know that I accepted no freebies from manufacturers when I researched this book; I bought all of my own products for testing and I don't sell these products either.

    Speaking of research, you'll notice that this book is written in a unique way. As I hunted for the cheatingest shortcuts possible, I spoke with scores of experts who were generous with advice. I name them in the text because I want to acknowledge them and because I want you to appreciate the authority of the information and the freshness of this research.

    I also hope you find this book as fun to read as it was for me to write. The core of this book is specific advice on how to cheat at cleaning. However, along the way you'll also hear about the junk-removal company that had to dispose of 13 enormous Buddha statues. The guy who washed his socks in the dishwasher (honest, I don't do that). The couple who use their robotic vacuum cleaner to serve beer to guests. The researcher who bought dirty underwear from his students- all in the name of science.

    My final point is an invitation to you. Not every person I quote has an impressive string of letters after his or her name. I'll be writing about home management for a long while, and I welcome tips and feedback from savvy readers such as yourself. Please feel free to write to me in care of this publisher, or stop in at www.jeffbredenberg.com and provide your input over the Internet. I may not put your name in lights, but I'll be happy to brand you as a first-class cheater.

    - Jeff Bredenberg
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    Author Jeff Bredenberg
    ISBN 978-1-60085-734-8
    Publication Year 2007
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