Clean My Space: The Secret to Cleaning Better, Faster, and Loving Your Home Every Day

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The wildly popular YouTube star behind Clean My Space presents the breakthrough solution to cleaning better with less effort
 
Melissa Maker is beloved by fans all over the world for her completely re-engineered approach to cleaning. As the dynamic new authority on home and living, Melissa knows that to invest any of our precious time in cleaning, we need to see big, long-lasting results. So, she developed her method to help us get the most out of our effort and keep our homes fresh and welcoming every dayIn her long-awaited debut bookshe shares her revolutionary 3-step solution:


   • Identify the most important areas (MIAs) in your home that need attention
   • Select the proper products, tools, and techniques (PTT) for the job
   • Implement these new cleaning routines so that they stick
Clean My Space takes the chore out of cleaning with Melissa’s incredible tips and cleaning hacks (the power of pretreating!) her lightning fast 5-10 minute “express clean” routines for every room when time is tightest, and her techniques for cleaning even the most daunting places and spaces. And a big bonus:  Melissa gives guidance on the best non-toxic, eco-conscious cleaning products and offers natural cleaning solution recipes you can make at home using essential oils to soothe and refresh. With Melissa’s simple groundbreaking method you can truly live in a cleaner, more cheerful, and calming home all the time.
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About the author

Melissa Maker is an entrepreneur, cleaning expert, founder of Toronto's most popular boutique cleaning service, and star of the Clean My Space channel on YouTube (but she still hates to clean!). Every week, Melissa delivers new videos dishing expert advice on cleaning products, tools, DIY substitutes, and practical, timesaving solutions to everyday problems. Melissa has appeared on the Today Show, and has been featured in InstyleReal Simple, and Better Homes and Gardens.
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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Mar 7, 2017
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Pages
304
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ISBN
9780735214675
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Language
English
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Genres
House & Home / Cleaning, Caretaking & Organizing
House & Home / Do-It-Yourself / General
Self-Help / Motivational & Inspirational
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Elizabeth N. Doyd
The Most Practical & Modern Guide to Living a Minimalist Lifestyle in 7 Days

Is your house overflowing with stuff that you don’t use or need? Clutter can:
• Overwhelm the senses
• Consume space
• Drain energy from our surroundings
• Cause stress and anxiety

This book will show you how to lighten up so you can walk into your home and be surrounded only by the things you love. Living in a minimalistic way means clearing the clutter from your life to focus on what’s truly important. Chances are, 75% of the things in your home are no benefit to your life at all. You’ll also find that throwing out a few garbage bags feels even better than therapy.

Why do you hold onto things? Here are just some of the reasons:
• Security—but the paradox is that the more we cling, the more frustrated and overwhelmed we feel.
• Addiction—shopping is a high and the novelty wears off.
• Approval—keeping material representations of who we are is one way we show off.
• Identity—we identify with what we own so that’s why we’re upset when something is stolen or broken.
• Obligation to others—we please others by keeping gifts and inherited things we don’t really like or need.

By letting go of possessions that no longer serves us, we can
• Let go of old beliefs
• Open ourselves up to new opportunities and relationships
• See your home, your life for what they really are
• Need less and do more
• Cultivate meaningful relationships
• Be more in tune with yourself in a meditative space
• Stop shopping as a form of therapy
• Stop wasting money
• Restore clarity
• FIND WHAT YOU REALLY VALUE

When you have inner clutter, it expands to your environment. So when you live in a clean and soothing environment, it can only benefit your inner life.

Don’t let the word minimalism scare you. Minimalistic living is not about getting rid of modern advancements and living in the stone age. It’s only about keeping things that are useful, meaningful and add value to your life. While it does not place importance on material things and lavish living, minimalism is also not about denying yourself of the things you need. 

The guide is divided by different rooms and topics to make it easy and practical to refer to.
• Entryway
• Kitchen
• Living Room
• Bathroom
• Bedroom
• Children’s Rooms
• Teen Rooms
• Garage
• Basement
• Attic
• Garden
• Office
• Computer & Technology
• Closets
• Mail
• Sentimental Objects
• Photos
• Cards & Letters
• Music
• People

This book also helps you
• Recognize Clutter
• Declutter, clean & organize your home room by room
• Sell your things for profit
• Shop for a minimalist wardrobe
• Get your family on board
• Declutter digital content and computer files
• Go car-free or car-lite
• Surround yourself with people who add value to your life
• Maintain your space once you’ve minimalized

Living with less is the first step to a peaceful mind. It makes space for the new to come in. Buy the book, put it into practice and welcome positive change into your life now. 

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