How to manage your home without losing your mind Dealing with your house' s dirty little secrets

Dana White

Book - 2016

You've tried to organize; you've decluttered and you've cleaned. Yet your home is still messy, or reverts after all too short a time. White explains, clearly and without delusions, what it takes to get-- and keep-- your home under control. Discover what works for you, for your unique personality, and in your unique home.

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Nashville, Tennessee : W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson [2016]
Main Author
Dana White (author)
Physical Description
xv, 223 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Who Needs This Book?
  • Part 1. Reality Check
  • Chapter 1. My First Step: Giving Up on the Fantasy
  • Chapter 2. The Worst Thing About the Best Way
  • Chapter 3. Bad News: Cleaning Your House Isn't a Project
  • Part 2. Daily Stuff: The Down-and-Dirty Truth About a Clean House
  • Chapter 4. Where to Start
  • Chapter 5. The Truth About Habits
  • Chapter 6. Just Tell Me What to Do
  • Chapter 7. Pre-made Decisions
  • Chapter 8. Don't Judge a Habit on the First Day
  • Chapter 9. How to Use Timers: Fighting TPAD (Time Passage Awareness Disorder)
  • Chapter 10. Putting an End to the Never-Ending: Weekly Cleaning Tasks
  • Chapter 11. Laundry Conquered. Yes, Really
  • Chapter 12. A Whole 'Nuther Chapter on Laundry (Answering Your Many Objections)
  • Chapter 13. Get Dinner on the Table
  • Part 3. Decluttering: The Down-and-Dirty Truth About All Your Stuff
  • Chapter 14. How Decluttering and Routines Are Codependent
  • Chapter 15. Don't Get Organized
  • Chapter 16. Cure Decluttering Paralysis: Do the Easy Stuff First
  • Chapter 17. Containers and Limits and How They'll Change Your Life
  • Chapter 18. Find Your Clutter Threshold
  • Chapter 19. How to Prioritize Decluttering Projects: The Visibility Rule
  • Chapter 20. Two (and Only Two) Decluttering Questions
  • Chapter 21. How to Declutter Without Making a Bigger Mess
  • Chapter 22. Head Explosions, Regret, and Re-decluttering
  • Chapter 23. Sentimental Clutter
  • Chapter 24. Clutter Guilt
  • Chapter 25. The Value Trap: Sell or Donate?
  • Chapter 26. Decluttering Momentum
  • Part 4. Change That Lasts
  • Chapter 27. Other People
  • Chapter 28. Special Circumstances
  • Chapter 29. But Will It Last?
  • Appendix: 28 Days to Hope for Your Home
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Author