If 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
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
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