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Housework Blues: A Survival Guide

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  63 ratings  ·  8 reviews
If you lack the motivation to do housework - or it's become a source of misery, boredom, frustration or fury - these feelings can affect your relationships, your health, even your wealth. So there are some truly outstanding benefits in learning to survive your Housework Blues. Now, finally, there's a book to help you do just that. Housework Blues - A Survival Guide is a fu ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published February 26th 2010 by Kirkman Raine Books
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I'm not totally sure what I expected from this book, I knew it wasn't a how to guide for housework (not sure I'd pick it up if it was) but I think I was still expecting something a little different from what it actually was. Maybe a more humorous look into the annoyances, despair and perils associated with housework? Maybe even one aimed at everybody not just those with families to look after (us singletons do have housework to do after all)? Or it could just be that I already apply many of the ...more
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all housework resistants and anyone that enjoys psychological + mmotivational reads.
I am giving Housework Blues: A Survival Guide book mmy whole-hearted endorsemment!!!

I've read a ton of books on housework/organization for ideas; as a true procrastinator & bibliophile, mmy love of reading gives mme an excuse to avoid chores!

When I first saw it, I picked it up, put it down, picked it up again - so glad that I did!! Upon reading the intro, I was hooked...this book is everything it claimms to be!

As suggested, I went to the chapter applicable to mmy situation - Chapter 8: Motivati
Megan Hansen
Apr 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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This is a really great book for anyone looking/wanting/needing to de-clutter, organize, and enjoy their life. Raine holds the readers hand through the process and you genuinely appreciate her efforts. So what if she wrote this without you specifically in mind? She still feels like your personal cheerleader! The steps to running your house are so doable it’s hard to image why you haven’t done any of this years ago!
Apr 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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This was a good read & makes me feel better knowing so many women feel like I do about housework (boring, senseless, time-consuming, etc)! I loved the quotes and proverbs scattered throughout the book. I'm going to try some of the suggestions to help put me in a better frame of mind while cleaning - putting on my favorite music, aromatherapy - and I like the idea of doing something I want to do for an hour or so before starting my household list. Danielle is so right when she talks about how muc ...more
Apr 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good book, lots of good points, and fun to read. My only criticism is that it becomes very repetitious in places. With more concise, attentive writing, it could have been considerably shorter. The most helpful point for me was do some of what you love first every day, and the housework will follow more easily and with less resentment.
Apr 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Finally! Someone who understands!
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Yes. I get the irony. Truly.
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Sounds really good...Pefect as exams approach :P
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