Author: Heidi Schapp
Publisher’s Synopsis: You’re buried under piles of unfolded laundry. You can’t set the table because all your dishes are dirty. You need to dust, but every countertop is covered in newspapers and last month’s unpaid bills. Every drawer in your home is a junk drawer. Does this sound familiar? Do you want to manage your home better, but just don’t know where to start? Bootcamp for Lousy Housekeepers is the book that can help you transform your home from “messed” to “blessed” in a month (or less!) and keep it clean FOR GOOD!
Drill Sergeant Heidi Schaap teaches you what to clean, how often to clean it, how to maintain your newly-cleaned home and more!
Ok, so this is a topic near and dear to my heart. After all, I have another blog where I try to remember to keep a daily journal of my “weight loss through housework” progress. In addition, my daughters were actively involved in the finishing of this book! My daughter Braelyn took the cover photo while my daughter Kaylene posed trying hard to look like a mean drill sergeant while she wanted to laugh. That’s just how those things go don’tcha know.
This book was inspired by the old fashioned notion of a day’s work for each day of the week. Ma Ingalls and her “Wash on Monday…” and so forth. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise when you open it up and find the week broken up into neat and tidy days for the reader to do her work. There’s a laundry day, a town day, a garden day… you get the picture. Chock full of forms, ideas, and even a reminder to polish those shoes (as every good Drill Sergeant would do), Heidi has created a book that’ll kick your butler into shape!
This book also comes with lots of hands-on help. The author, Heidi, has a helpful BLOG where you can keep up with the daily chores, ask questions, and get new tips for making your home run as smoothly as meringue in a mixer on baking day.
As helpful as it is, this book isn’t for everyone. If you struggle with thinking ‘organizationally’ you might need a lot of help in how to implement the program. What is easy for one person isn’t always clear and understandable to another. Look at the book previews, see the samples, and ask questions. However, if you just need a book to help you organize your work and get it done, this might just be the book for you. Caveat: The book will help you plan and organize it. I am very disappointed to discover that it doesn’t work like house elves and do the work while you sleep.
I bought a digital download for review purposes and as a giveaway. I want a hard copy for my library because, after all, my kids are involved and I’m a mom. I need a hardcopy! However, I wanted to give someone else a chance at this marvelous book. The book will be permanently deleted from my computer once I know the winner has received it, so Heidi isn’t going to lose a penny! No worries!
Leave a comment and tell me the one job you love and the one you hate to be entered into the free drawing for this exciting book! (Well, as exciting as you can get over housework!)