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Title:
The CHAOS* cure : clean your house and calm your soul in 15 minutes
ISBN:
9781580058025
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Seal Press, 2018.
Physical Description:
191 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
"*Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome."
Contents:
Introduction: Feel your way to clean and calm -- What you'll find in this book: the genius of sticky notes and other simple systems -- Don't get daunted, get dressed -- Perfectionism is like quicksand: impossible standards for you and your home -- The art of happy houseguesting -- The FlyLady's panic-free philosophy -- Make a plan for positive progress -- Feel the stretch: cleaning is good for the home, body, and soul -- Arm yourself! FlyLady's top five must-haves -- Bathroom surface spruce -- Bathroom super scrub -- Housebreak the bedroom -- Pillows 101 -- The garden of misfit tees -- The great sock-and-undie purge -- Extinguish your hot spots -- Conquer the coat closet -- Hook it up -- On a mission in the kitchen -- Where have you bin all my life?: jars, boxes, and other containers -- Perfectly imperfect cooking (plus: pancakes!) -- Germ warfare: get ready for V-Day! -- Say bye to the books -- 3, 2, 1... launch! -- A lighter load: laundering lessons -- To iron or not to iron -- Liberate your linen closets -- Medicine cabinet: prognosis is good -- Make your office work for you -- Get out of mail jail -- A place of your own -- Refresh your home, refresh you (plus: cookies!) -- Just the middles: quick attacks for your floors -- Walls need your love, too -- The writing on the wall: chalk it up to organization -- Hung up on hanging art -- Garage sneak attack (works for basements, too!) -- Let's get a move on: sports and camping gear -- A hot mess on wheels: car care is self-care -- Pest patrol: roaches, ants, spiders, and other uninvited guests -- Critterlove: cleaning and caring for our pets -- Fired up about fireplaces -- Conclusion: Ditch the drudgery, embrace the dream.
Summary:
"Are you suffering from CHAOS, otherwise known as can't have anyone over syndrome? If your house is a jumble of dirty dishes, piles of paper, and never-ending laundry, you are probably afflicted. But don't give up hope, because now there's an antidote: the chaos cure."--Back cover.
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With the help of New York Times bestselling author and housekeeping guru Marla Cilley, you'll cure your household CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome) by changing your messy home into a soothing sanctuary

Are you suffering from CHAOS, otherwise known as Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome? If your house is a jumble of dirty dishes, piles of paper, and never-ending laundry, you are probably afflicted. But don't give up hope, because now there's an antidote: The CHAOS Cure.

In her eagerly anticipated new book, Marla Cilley--aka "The FlyLady" to the hundreds of thousands who visit her website for daily domestic inspiration--reaches into our homes to help make housecleaning more meaningful and life less messy. With a little bit of armchair therapy and plenty of practical, tactical tips--such as "On the Fly!" quick fixes and genius uses for sticky notes--she'll help us get our houses in shipshape order before we can break a sweat. Along the way, the FlyLady teaches us to embrace household maintenance as an act of self-care, and to enjoy the soothing satisfaction of an orderly habitat.

Before you know it, you'll be on the fast-track to living CHAOS-free, surrounded by sparkling serenity.


Author Notes

Marla Cilley, known to her followers as the FlyLady (FLY: Finally Love Yourself), is an organizing and time management expert with a system she shares with her followers on the website FlyLady.net. She is the author of two previous bestselling books, Sink Reflections and Body Clutter: Love Your Body, Love Yourself. She lives in North Carolina.


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Booklist Review

Cilley, founder of housekeeping-support website FlyLady and author of Sink Reflections (2002), makes it oh so easy to keep that buzziest of buzzwords, minimalization, well, minimized. Cleaning is her beat, though running through her narrative is a constant, underground refrain of getting rid of. Suggestions are room by room and object by object, from getting dressed and hosting guests, and addressing everything from old pillows to misfit T-shirts. And in blessedly short chapters with plenty of visual tips, like top five must-haves (feather duster, window cleaner, et al.), she walks readers through a quick and easy cleaning in 15, 10, even 5 minutes. Some of her best advice: don't set impossible standards for you and your home. Don't use refrigerator drawers for vegetables; you'll forget them, and they'll turn to slime. Stand up cookie sheets on their sides. And avoid magnets on a refrigerator. Home clean home.--Barbara Jacobs Copyright 2018 Booklist