Good news! You don’t have to alphabetize your spices anymore!

Life's Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets by Lisa QuinnIf there was such a thing as Martha Anonymous, TV Host Lisa Quinn’s introduction would go something like this, Hi, My name’s Lisa and it’s been 5 years since my last cranberry wreath.” Sick of trying to live up to the standards of being the perfect wife, mother, and homemaker, Lisa wrote Life’s Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets: Your Ultimate Guide to Domestic Liberation.

Speaking as a slacker house frau who doesn’t want to sacrifice style
myself, I have officially found my new housekeeping bible.

For instance, did you know that there are 10 simple tips that will whip
your house into shape 30 minutes before the company shows up? Top of the
list — toss all that clutter into bins and hide them. And that’s exactly
what I did when I hosted a dinner party a few weeks ago. I felt great
about my kitchen, which made me feel more relaxed as a hostess.

I also marveled at her list of housekeeping shortcuts — did you
know if you put Rain-X on your glass shower door it’ll keep it amazingly
water-spot free? And dull knives can be sharpened by cutting through
tin foil?

But the point she made that resonated with me the most
is this: Figure out what your real priorities are — and most likely they
do not include folding your fitted sheets. Which is good, because I
never got the hang of that anyway.–Betsy

Order Life’s Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets from our affiliate, Amazon. (Preferably while wearing pajamas and not polishing your silverware).

Betsy Cadel is a blogger and marketing consultant, and a former contributor to Cool Mom Picks


  • Reply August 11, 2010


    Love it! I need to let go of folding the fitted sheets… and putting something homemade in school lunch boxes EVERY DAY like I tried to do last year! Crazy!

  • Reply August 12, 2010


    Love it just for the title alone. :)

  • Reply August 13, 2010

    Coasting anon

    Hee hee…this just made me snarf solely because of my post that just went up over at the Flor blog here: Having my spices organized and alphabetized is the one thing I seem to have order over these days and it totally makes me smile. But I can see how if it were not done for fun, it could be overwhelming and thus perfect for this book :)

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