I got this book because Jolie came and spoke at MPOW, where she happens to be an alum. I'm not a clean person or interested in cleaning, and yet...this book is fascinating. It could be Jolie's irreverence and relatability, rather than the topic, but it's possible that cleaning is more interesting than you think. It's also possible that everyone in my life is getting this book for December secular gift-giving.
One thing that especially charmed me is that Jolie's audience is people who live in rental apartments. She writes for the Times and all, but she doesn't assume you have a dishwasher or a washer and dryer. Also: the book has an index, which of course I love. Three entries to blood stains, in case you were wondering. I used peroxide on a blood stain just today, and it was magical!
This is how she is
when her bestie says he doesn't give her access to his fridge because
"...you start pulling everything out and reorganizing the items in rows by size and frequency of use."
Who doesn't do that, I ask you?
Um. I may want to do that to people's bookshelves, but I don't. I would really like a crack at your email inbox, too, by the way.
Use Palmolive dish soap.
I've been wondering what the best dish soap is. Now I know. She's also partial to Mrs. Meyers because it smells good, and I agree.
Soap nuts. They're an eco friendly alternative to laundry detergent. Who knew? They're like natural bath beads for your clothes!
Thanks to Jolie, I'm washing my sheets more often, and will embrace the power of Scrubbing Bubbles. Spray it on and leave it alone for 15 minutes, then wipe.