Recently I received a review copy of Mindy Starns Clark's book The House That Cleans Itself. (Yes, you do have to love that title!) I planned to review it in the ordinary way, but as I delved into the book, I found myself laughing, nodding in agreement, and just plain getting excited. This is a book that truly has the potential to change our lives.
So here's what I'd like to do: I'd like you to go buy a copy of this book and read and work through it with me. You can purchase a copy at Amazon for as little as $6.47, or at ChristianBook.com for $9.99. There's even a Kindle edition. You may also read the first chapter at the author's website.
I'll expose all the embarrassing details about just how messy my house is, take you with me as I progress through the steps in the book, and let you know just how well the method works for me. And I'd love it if you report back on how well (or not) the book works for you.
Now some of you may be excellent housekeepers. You ladies need not apply. But if you think of yourself as a messy, or if you're constantly battling to keep your house clean or decluttered, The House that Cleans Itself is for you. You'll get some great laughs as the author confesses her most embarrassing messy house moments (wheat growing in the bathtub and clean maxi pads sticking on feet unnoticed are just the beginning). And, I hope, we can together conquor cleaning forever, as the author claims she has.
I think what most won me over to this book is this: "Most housekeeping books tell you to change your behavior, but I say...your basic behavior in this area is probably not going to change much. My bottom line truth, therefore, is this: Rather than change your behavior to fit your house, change your house to fit your behavior!"
For me, this is revolutionary. What do you think? Will you read and work with me?
I'll start posting about my progress next week, so try to order your copies this weekend!