The Basics are How It’s Done

The Basics are How It's Done - A Slob Comes Clean


I’m not perfect.

That’s pretty obvious, right?

Last week, with one day spent at the zoo, two days devoted to prepping for my first speaking engagement, one day out of the house for Bible Study, and the final day of the five-day week spent frantically working on blog stuff . . . . the house got a little crazy.  (See how I make it sound like it’s the house’s fault?)

Then, Saturday morning . . . I woke up at 5:30, showered and tried to look pretty, woke up the kids, got them into their basketball/cheer uniforms and dropped them off at 7:00 a.m. with Hubby at work.  (He doesn’t usually work on Saturdays . . . but it was that kind of weekend.)

Yes, I’m kind of whining, but mostly I’m making a point.

No matter how busy life gets, no matter which phase of life I’m in, or which tunnel-vision-project is currently causing me to obsess . . . there are certain basics that have to be done.

Not that I get them all done all the time. But even half-doing them is better than not doing them.

My Daily Checklist, even the one in my memory (which is significantly shorter than the one on paper), is a lifesaver.

And over the past two months of e-book writing and promoting craziness, I’ve experience both the relief of having things under control because I made sure the basics got done, and the stress of not having done the basics for a few days.

My point?  The basics are the basics.  Whether or not they’re fun.

And . . . it doesn’t get more basic than my e-book, 28 Days to Hope for Your Home.

AND . . . I’m running a Sale-within-a-Sale through the end of February! That’s just two more days.  With the code HOPE, all you procrastinators can grab the book for only 2.00!!!

Which is probably a bad thing for me to do because it rewards the procrastinators . . . but I really want to get those “I sold ____ copies in the first month!” numbers up as high as possible!

So really, now you have no excuse to not get a copy.  It really is a fun read (if I do say so myself) and will guide you through 28 Days of developing the basic housekeeping habits that you truly can’t live without.

Here’s a short video (less than one minute!) about the book! (If you’re an email subscriber, click through to see the video.)

Now click the image below and go purchase the book for only 2.00 (75% off) by using the code HOPE.



  1. 1

    Wish I had been a procrastinator! Oh well…it’s a great little eBook and will definitely benefit anyone who purchases it, that’s for sure!

  2. 3
    Bec Stewart, Melbourne, Australia says:

    Just bought it, and put it on my tablet to take on holidays tomorrow. Thanks for the discount. Right now, trying to clean the house before our 8-hour drive to a funeral tomorrow. We are leaving our three kids (5yo,3yo,1yo) at our place with my in-laws (for the first time since #3 was born.) I feel the need for much deep cleaning but will settle for orderly…

  3. 4

    What ARE the “basics”? I didn’t see that noted in your blog, or is this a reference to another blog, somehow?

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      Nony refers to the basics a lot on her blog. Check out the link she posted to the Daily Checklist. But, basically, the basics are things like running the dishwasher every night AND emptying it in the morning, doing five-minute pickups, wiping down the bathroom(s) every day, etc.

    • 6

      Hi Heidi,

      Yes, the Daily Checklist is the “basics” and the “absolute basics” are the ones I go through in the e-book.

  4. 7

    Hi celina,

    I’ll check it and get it figured out.

  5. 8

    Thank you for the procrastinators discount. I just bought your book and read the non-introduction and Day 1. Do you realize it will probably take me 2 days (or more) to complete the 1st day’s task? (no automatic dishwasher) And where am I supposed to put all the clean stuff once it’s clean?
    Yes, I am that much of a slob/disorganized brain person.

  6. 9

    OK. Now I am panicing! I just bought the book because (I wanted to, and) because I just found out my inlaws are coming in 32 days. That leaves me 28 days and 4 Sundays to get a whole lot of house together!
    Wish me luck and say a prayer. I just read day 1 and I am getting up to do the ——- 1st assignment!

  7. 10

    I will be suited up in full protective gear tomorrow. The house has not been dusted in so long, it is something of a health hazard. Not exactly procrastinating, I have been quite ill. So taking it slow getting back into the rhythm of doing things in a timely fashion.

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