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How to keep house while drowning: a gentle approach to cleaning and organizing
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Published:
New York, NY : Simon Element, 2022.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First Simon Element hardcover edition.
Physical Desc:
151 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Status:
4 copies, 5 people are on the wait list.
Description
USA TODAY Bestseller

This revolutionary approach to cleaning and organizing helps free you from feeling ashamed or overwhelmed by a messy home.

If you’re struggling to stay on top of your to-do list, you probably have a good reason: anxiety, fatigue, depression, ADHD, or lack of support. For therapist KC Davis, the birth of her second child triggered a stress-mess cycle. The more behind she felt, the less motivated she was to start. She didn’t fold a single piece of laundry for seven months. One life-changing realization restored her sanity—and the functionality of her home: You don’t work for your home; your home works for you.

In other words, messiness is not a moral failing. A new sense of calm washed over her as she let go of the shame-based messaging that interpreted a pile of dirty laundry as “I can never keep up” and a chaotic kitchen as “I’m a bad mother.” Instead, she looked at unwashed clothes and thought, “I am alive,” and at stacks of dishes and thought, “I cooked my family dinner three nights in a row.”

Building on this foundation of self-compassion, KC devised the powerful practical approach that has exploded in popularity through her TikTok account, @domesticblisters. The secret is to simplify your to-do list and to find creative workarounds that accommodate your limited time and energy. In this book, you’ll learn exactly how to customize your cleaning strategy and rebuild your relationship with your home, including:

-How to see chores as kindnesses to your future self, not as a reflection of your worth
-How to start by setting priorities
-How to stagger tasks so you won’t procrastinate
-How to clean in quick bursts within your existing daily routine
-How to use creative shortcuts to transform a room from messy to functional

With KC’s help, your home will feel like a sanctuary again. It will become a place to rest, even when things aren’t finished. You will move with ease, and peace and calm will edge out guilt, self-criticism, and endless checklists. They have no place here.
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Ashland Adult Nonfiction
648.5 DAV
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Madeline Island Adult Nonfiction
648.5 DAV
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781668002841, 1668002841

Notes

Description
"This book has been designed for maximum accessibility for readers who are neurodivergent. Words are printed in a sans serif font and left angled to make reading the text easier. Paragraphs and chapters are short and main points are bolded to account for both attention and comprehension needs, and literal interpretations are offered of any metaphors used for clarity. I have written this book to be comprehensive without being too long or intimidating." -- author's note.
Description
"For anyone tired of staring at the same mess every day but struggling to find the time and willpower to fix it, popular therapist and Tiktok star KC Davis presents a revolutionary method of cleaning to end the stress-mess cycle"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Davis, K. (2022). How to keep house while drowning: a gentle approach to cleaning and organizing. First Simon Element hardcover edition. New York, NY, Simon Element.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Davis, KC. 2022. How to Keep House While Drowning: A Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing. New York, NY, Simon Element.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Davis, KC, How to Keep House While Drowning: A Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing. New York, NY, Simon Element, 2022.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Davis, KC. How to Keep House While Drowning: A Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing. First Simon Element hardcover edition. New York, NY, Simon Element, 2022.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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