How to Manage Your Home without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House's Dirty Little Secrets by Dana K. WhiteHow to Manage Your Home without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House's Dirty Little Secrets by Dana K. White

How to Manage Your Home without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House's Dirty Little Secrets

byDana K. White

Paperback | November 8, 2016

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Bring your home out of the mess it’s in and learn how to keep it under control.

“The dirty little secret about most organizing advice is that it’s written by organized people,” says blogger, speaker, and decluttering expert Dana K. White. “But that’s not how my brain works. I’m lost on page three.” Dana blogs at A Slob Comes Clean, chronicling her successes and failures with her self-described “deslobification process.” In the beginning she used the name “Nony” (short for aNONYmous), because she was sharing her deep, dark, slob secret. Now she has truly come clean—with not only her real name but the strategies she has developed, tested, and proved in her own home. She has learned what it takes to bring a home out of Disaster Status, which habits make the biggest and most lasting impact, and how to keep clutter under control.

In How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind, Dana explains that cleaning your house is not a onetime project but a series of ongoing premade decisions. Her reality-based cleaning and organizing techniques debunk the biggest housekeeping fantasies and help readers learn what really works. Chapter titles include

  • My First Step: Giving Up on the Fantasy
  • The Worst Thing About the Best Way
  • Just Tell Me What to Do
  • Conquering Laundry
  • Get Dinner on the Table
  • Putting an End to the Never-Ending Weekly Cleaning Tasks
  • Don’t Get Organized
  • How to Declutter Without Making a Bigger Mess
  • Fighting the Perceived Value Battle
  • But Will It Last?

With a huge helping of empathy and humor, Dana provides a step-by-step process with strategies for getting rid of enormous amounts of stuff in as little time (and with as little emotional drama) as possible.

About The Author

Dana K. White is a blogger, podcaster, speaker, and (much to her own surprise) a decluttering expert. She taught both English and theatre arts before leaving her job to make her family her life's work. In an attempt to get her home under control, Dana started blogging as “Nony” (short for anonymous) at A Slob Comes Clean. Dana soon rea...

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Title:How to Manage Your Home without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House's Dirty Little SecretsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.64 inPublished:November 8, 2016Publisher:Thomas NelsonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0718079957

ISBN - 13:9780718079956

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can relate to this! I must say I never felt like a book was written for me, this one is. I love how I don't feel judged for not being perfect and doing things in a way that works for me. I like that each chapter starts with "the fantasy" and the "reality". I don't have the same family dynamic as her (I'm a single woman living in an appartment), but I could relate a lot (except for the things involving "other people's clutter"). The contain-er concept was like a lightbulb above my head, in fact I had a lot of those moment while reading.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book!! I loved this book! Dana has a great way of explaining things to help people that have a hard time keeping order in their house. She keeps it simple and doesnt have an arrogant way of sending her message (that I find with some authors that write books like this). She is here to make you feel comfortable and relates to the struggles. She keeps you motivated! I have been decluttering for awhile before I started reading this book, however that's only part of the equation. I didn;t realize how much can be accomplished in such little time (even 5 min) before I started her methods. Her simple tools can help ANYONE with keeping their homes under control. I have been lucky enough to read an advanced copy in exchange for my honest opinion!! If you are already organized this is probably not the book for you
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book!! I loved this book! Dana has a great way of explaining things to help people that have a hard time keeping order in their house. She keeps it simple and doesnt have an arrogant way of sending her message (that I find with some authors that write books like this). She is here to make you feel comfortable and relates to the struggles. She keeps you motivated! I have been decluttering for awhile before I started reading this book, however that's only part of the equation. However I didn't realize how much can be accomplished in such little time (even 5 min) before I started her methods. She gives you fool proof tools to help you keep your house under control. I have been lucky enough to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for providing my honest opinion! If you are already organized this is probably not the book for you.
Date published: 2016-11-09