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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.  

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 by KC Davis, 2022 by Katherine Davis. All rights reserved (P)2022 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Pleasantly surprised

I have read/listenef to what feels like a gazillion self-help books. There are very few that hit home with me but this one does. I first got the audiobook and enjoyed it so much, I am getting the book version as well. I have already implemented some of her ideas into my daily life and I am so much happier than I was before I started listening to it. My house however still messy, is much more manageable and I can actually find things now faster when I want them. She also took away most of that negative, ‘I am just broken’, belief. I’m sure my family has heard it before, “this book is good and I feel like it’s going to help me change”. So I told them again but it was different for me this time. I feel like I’m making changes and it’s not as hard so I’m hoping they will stick.
Now time to listen to it again!

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Takes the emotion out of things that’s need to be neutral

Gives you permission not to judge yourself based on stuff that doesn’t have to have a feeling. So much emotion and guilt was able to be let go while listening to this. I am sooo glad this is finally out. Listened all in 1 shot then immediately started it over when it was done.

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ADHD FRIENDLY - AMAZING AUTHOR

The most Adhd friendly thing I have ever come across. KC Davis is an incredible woman and has helped me so much.

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Relatable and life changing

I will absolutely listen to this book again and maybe even again, and I will implement so many of the things I learned in this book into my life. This book made me realize I have been living my life so wrong. Sentence after sentence I asked myself if this author wrote this book specifically for my life, and how much I related to it all was actually pretty freaky. I really believe that the things I learned while listening to this book will absolutely change my life for the better. Thank you so so much KC for writing it.

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Wonderful, practical advice for handling your house and your feelings about your life

Highly recommend!
She has wonderful, practical advice about handling your house and dealing with your emotions.

This book goes far beyond just keeping an uncluttered house. Never seems like anything in life is too much for you, please read this.

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Thank you!!

I loved it. The gentle advice is incredibly helpful. The struggle is real! I am encouraged.

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Really loved it! Made me feel a lot better about my self. I will be repeating this book!

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There are a few valuable tips but not much for women of a certain age who can also be “drowning “.

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Just get it.

So great. I feel so seen at my worst moments and given tools in how to keep going. Useful and fun.

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Fantastic

This book was both validating for my struggles and helpful for my needs. I will absolutely be listening to this again.