Author: Jolie Kerr
Publish Date: February 25, 2014
Source: TLC Book Tours
Why You're Reading This Book:
- You're ready for spring cleaning but don't know where to begin.
- You want to laugh.
From Goodreads.com: "Life is filled with spills, odors, and those oh-so embarrassing stains you just can’t tell your parents about. And let’s be honest: no one is going to ask Martha Stewart what to do when your boyfriend barfs in your handbag.
Thankfully, Jolie Kerr has both staggering cleaning knowledge and a sense of humor. With signature sass and straight talk, Jolie takes on questions ranging from the basic—how do I use a mop? —to the esoteric—what should I do when bottles of homebrewed ginger beer explode in my kitchen? My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag proves that even the most nightmarish cleaning conundrums can be solved with a smile, the right supplies, and a little music."
My Two Cents:
Let's face it: cleaning is not that fun unless you are a glutton for punishment. Sure, it's really nice to have a perfectly clean house to come home to but you have to put in a little elbow grease in order to get those results. If you're like me, you're probably wondering where do you even start. This book actually makes cleaning sound doable and like it might be even a little tiny bit fun.
I've been a big fan of Jolie Kerr's column, "Ask a Clean Person" seen on the likes of TheHairpin.com and Jezebel and so I was really excited to see she was coming out with a book. This book actually made me think that maybe, just maybe, I could tackle my cleaning chores with a little more gusto.
Kerr is funny and accessible. Looking at some of the questions that she answers in the book, there is nothing that is off limits for her. She actually writes about cleaning with a ton of humor and panache. I actually giggled at parts of this book (yes, I giggled at a book about cleaning. That totally happened). This book would be a perfect gift for someone going off on their own for the first time or it would be a good choice for people like me, who have been off on their own for awhile, and are totally confused about cleaning products and how the heck you should clean stuff or how often you need to clean stuff (there is so, so, so much to think about, you guys!).