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u/sethra007 ยท 1 pointr/hoarding

> The biggest thing to celebrate, for me, is the realization that I don't hate cleaning -- it's understandably frustrating and difficult at times, but it's something I can do, and don't mind doing.

That was a big one for me, too!

If you're ever in a space where you feel like checking out an instruction book for housecleaning, I heartily recommend the following:

  • Home Comforts by Cheryl Mendelson

    Think of this book as the Encyclopedia Brittanica of modern housecleaning. If you want to know step-by-step instructions on how to do something--such as how to make a bed, or how to mop a floor, or how to wash a window--this book will tell you. It will also give the whys of things with science (such as why bleach disinfects but doesn't clean!), and explain many housekeeping mysteries (such as what are those weird symbols on clothing labels, and what do they mean?).

    This book is unbelievably thorough and very well written--you can read it straight through, or use it as a reference guide.

  • Once you get more comfortable with how to do the cleaning tasks, the book Speed Cleaning by Jeff Campbell and the Clean Team will tell you how to bring those tasks together into a cleaning approach that will allow you to clean your house quickly and efficiently. And by "quickly and efficiently", I mean I can clean my 1100 sq. ft. house in about fifteen minutes using his technique.

    Now, Campbell's method only works when you've got your house down to a level 1 or 2 on the scale. But once you get there? If you follow his steps once or twice a week, you're guaranteed to keep it at a level 1 or 2. Speed Cleaning seriously changed how I houseclean, and I've given many copies to friends over the years.

    I also recommend Campbell's books Clutter Control and Spring Cleaning. Incidentally, you can purchase the tools Campbell talks about on the Clean Team web site, but there's no reason to do so (the red juice he talks about is just a multi-surface cleaner like Formula 409 or Fantastik; the blue juice is a glass-cleaner like Windex).

    > I can't wait to check in down the road after I've put all this into action.

    I can't, either! Be sure to update with us!