You Can Change This In Just 10 Minutes a Day

Your Cleaning Routine Refined (4 stars)

As one of those weirdos who can go to work and be a cleaning and organizing maniac you'd think my house would be spotless. It makes no sense but I loathe cleaning and my home often shows it. I either don't know where to start or feel overwhelmed and completely stall. I really didn't think this book could offer much help but to my surprise there were some great insight and ideas.

For the sake of reviewing I tested Rapinchuk's 10 minutes theory. I'd set a timer, put on a playlist, and tackle one room. You can bet I was annoyed to actually get a bathroom clean in less than 15 minutes when I actually told myself I couldn't do anything else until the timer went off. No taking the trash out of the room or anything that could distract me. So I kept trying it and while I'm not following the method yet I'm hoping to implement properly once I have a non-reviewer's copy to use.

If, like myself, you really want to live in a clean and tidy space but struggle with burnout, overwhelm, or just feel lost knowing how to make a plan and stick to it this book is worth giving a read. I tend to be a skeptic with organizing and cleaning methods and I hate to be wrong but this is one time I'm happy I went against that part of me that shies at this kind of thing. The many lists and even recipes (for DIY cleaners) contained within are a great help.

At the very least you'll probably get some pointers on what's keeping you living in clutter. Sometimes that's all ya need to kickstart a change.

Notes: Review copy received via NetGalley.

Simply Clean: The Proven Method for Keeping Your Home Organized, Clean, and Beautiful in Just 10 Minutes a Day by Becky Rapinchuk

Housekeeping, Cleaning, Organization, Time Management
Audio/Digital/Print (272 pages, TOUCHSTONE)

From the cleaning and homekeeping expert and creator of the wildly popular Clean Mama blog comes a simple and accessible cleaning guide with a proven step-by-step schedule for tidying a home in just ten minutes a day.
Becky Rapinchuk, the “Clean Mama,” understands that many people don’t have enough time, organizational skills, or homemaking habits to have a constantly clean and decluttered living space.
In Simply Clean, she can help you effortlessly maintain a tidy house and build habits to become a “clean person”—no matter how messy you may naturally be! Along with a 7-Day Simply Clean Kickstart and a 28-Day Simply Clean Challenge, Rapinchuk includes plans for customizing the Simply Clean Routine to fit the busiest of schedules and any type or size of home.
This guide also contains step-by-step tutorials for cleaning hard-to-clean spaces, dozens of recipes for organic, environmentally conscious cleaning supplies, and many of Rapinchuk’s famous checklists, schedules, habit trackers, and inspirational art prints. It really is possible—in just ten minutes a day, you can create a cleaner, happier home!

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