How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind - Dana K. White

How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind

By Dana K. White

  • Release Date: 2016-11-08
  • Genre: Lifestyle & Home
Score: 4.5
From 35 Ratings


Bring your home out of the mess it’s in—and learn how to keep it under control! Housekeeping expert Dana K. White shares reality-based cleaning and organizing techniques that will help you learn what really works.

Do you experience heart palpitations at the sound of an unexpected doorbell? Do you stare in bewilderment at your messy home, wondering how in the world it got this way again? You’re not alone. But there is hope for you and your home.

Managing your home isn’t an all-or-nothing approach, and Dana has broken down the most critical things that you'll need to do to keep up with the housework. With understanding, honesty, and her trademark humor, Dana shares her field-tested strategies including:
Exactly where to start to tame the chaosWhich habits deserve your focus and will make the most impactHow to gain traction in your quest for a manageable homePractical tips you can implement and immediately to declutter huge amount of stuff with minimal emotional drama
Cleaning your house is not a one-time project—it’s a series of ongoing and daily decisions. Start learning Dana’s reality-based cleaning and organizing techniques—and see how they really work!

Praise from Readers:

“This book lays out the hard truths of a clean house but in a way that doesn’t make me feel silly for not having embraced them before.”

“Dana leads you step-by-step with the heart of a woman who has been there and struggled with the same issues you are currently struggling with. Really, this is a must read for anyone who wants to learn the secrets that all those organized types seem to know.”

“I felt like a failure already. Did I really need to read yet another book full of tips and tricks that would leave me feeling worse? From the first page, I was put at ease.”

Get ready to say goodbye to the stacks of dirty dishes crowding your kitchen counters, conquer the never-ending piles of laundry, and stop tripping over clutter on your living room floor as Dana helps you discover what works for you, for your unique personality, and in your unique home.


  • Life changing

    By Merriebelle
    I’ve listened to Dana for about 2 years now. You could listen to every episode and get a lot out of it like I did. But only after reading her book am I actually implementing her methods daily and consistently. I’ve read a few minimalism books and watched documentaries. Her method is my favorite and so practical. When I just want to go to bed without finishing the dishes I hear her voice in my head ! When I really don’t want to sweep the floors and they aren’t that bad I remember that this is a pretty made decision she she is doing it too no matter how tired she is. 10/10 recommend reading this !! ❤️ I’m a full time working mama about to have baby #2 and go back to staying home with the babes. I’m so glad I read this now and am able to get in a good routine before I get even more tired or have more excuses of why now isn’t a good time. Thank you Dana !
  • Thank you Dana!

    By vheckman
    In addition to the immediately actionable advice, it's comforting to know I'm not alone. Like Dana, I have struggled to understand why I excel at other "projects" in my life and work but not my own home. I have struggled thinking "if only I had a bigger place" and said to myself over and over "when I get done with [insert stage of life], I will become a tidy person." Dana is the friend who gets it and just shares what might work for people like us. I recommend reading the sample or listening to one of her podcasts before purchase to get an idea of who her target is. It's definitely me and I am so happy to have found her.