The only reason that I gave this author two stars is that they did a good job in detailing excuses and how to overcome them. They also give good motivation and a plan that you can adapt to your own style. As far as the actual cleaning instructions ignore them, they are mostly wrong.
Day 10 for the tip of the day the author suggests putting yeast down the toilets. Yeast is very expensive and it won't work. There are 4 different enzymes needed to keep your septic system working. They are contained in Rid-X septic saver. They are amylase, lipase, cellulase and protease. Amylase digests starches that we eat, lipase eats fats that we consume,cellulase breaks down the toilet paper flushed and protease digests the protein from our feces. This is the problem with all these green cleaning solutions, they don't know what they are talking about and give bad advice that is more expensive than using the actual chemicals that will help.
Day 12 tip of the day the author suggests using cornmeal to pick up spilled grease in our garages. This too is expensive, more so than the kitty litter that most guys know to use that does a better job than cornmeal.
Day 13 the author suggests that for your organizing your refrigerator, butter does not have to be that cold so you can keep it in the door. This is true to a point. Butter does not have to be refrigerated, IT DOES NOT SPOIL and I always leave it on the counter so that it is soft when I want to put it on a warm piece of toast.
Day 14 the author suggests using olive oil to clean stainless utensils.
This is expensive and it is not a good cleaner, it might better be used as a polish but stainless does not need polish. A more appropriate and far cheaper cleaner is a 4-1 dilution of ammonia and water.
Day 15 does not explain the dilution ratio for the bleach solution to clean grout. Does not give warnings about not mixing bleach with any other chemicals because often it combines to yield highly toxic chlorine gas, something as common as bowl cleaner will cause this.
For the record for mold and mildew mix bleach 1-1 with water. For general grout cleaning use it at a 4-1 dilution 4 parts water to 1 part bleach. What most people don't know is that grout is not absorbent so that the discoloration is only on the surface. If you have highly dirty and discolored grout you can clean it up much faster and with less work than scrubbing by buying a cheap grout saw (small hand held, hand operated tool with grit teeth that you can't cut yourself on) and lightly scraping the grout. This will remove the stained grout and leave pristine white grout behind. You want to remove just enough so that you get back the white grout so a light touch is good here.
Day 19 using hairspray to remove lipstick from a collar. Better to use a laundry pre spray or better yet since lipstick is oily based use Goof Off a natural orange solvent that is water soluble and completely dissolves grease and adhesives like the tub non slip pieces that eventually come off and leave adhesive residue that is impossible to remove with anything else.
Day 20 tip of the day suggests turning the water off to the toilet and then cleaning it. The author neglects to say that you need to remove the water from the toilet to clean it. The thing is that if you turn off the water and flush the toilet you refill the toilet from the tank.
The better answer to remove the water from the toilet is use a common toilet plunger and force all the water in the bowl out of the bowl and down the drain. Another thing is with hard water it is hard on your water shut off valves. If you turn them off they are likely to spring a leak flooding your floor. Better to turn off the water to the house. You will need to bring in a contractor to replace the shut off valves, turning them off is not a good idea unless you absolutely have to.
Many of the tips are out of sequence like on day 21 for deep cleaning the living room, the tip of the day is how to remove rust from knives which would have much better fit cleaning your kitchen. Most knives today are stainless steel and don't rust. If you have carbon steel knives that rust the easy way to remove the rust is with low acid thickened bowl cleaner which instantly dissolves the rust without scrubbing. The whole idea is how to clean your house more efficiently.
Scrubbing takes time, energy and elbow grease.
Day 23 tip of the day for removing dried vomit from baby animals. Babies also vomit and adult animals vomit. It would be a lousy housekeeper who was so out of it that they did not notice the vomit before it dried. There are commercial vomit compounds that you can sprinkle on the vomit energized with surfactents (moisture magnets) that suck the moisture from the carpet as well as deoderizers. You just sprinkle it on, let it sit for 10 minutes and vacuum it up. Repeat a second time and it is much faster than trying to blot up vomit as well as not nearly as gross. Go to any janitorial supply house and they sell vomit compound in small quantities that everyone should have on hand because adults also vomit and we can't always make it to the bathroom.
Day 24 the author suggests using vinegar straight for cleaning windows.
It is an obvious typo as you dilute the vinegar with water for a cleaning solution. This is just another indicator that this book was not professionally edited before they uploaded it. This is one of my pet peeves.
Day 25 the author suggests using borax as a laundry brightener, while this is true a better brightener is non ammoniated bleach which can be found in any grocery store, borax is not.
Day 26 the author suggests using cooking spray on a snow shovel. The problem with this is that the snow will too easily slide off the shovel making for double work. I shoveled snow for 18 years and never had a problem with snow sticking to the shovel, if it did you just gave it a quick vertical tap and it slid off.
Day 28 the tip of the day was to use walnuts to fix scratches in hardwood. While this is technically true, the author gives no directions on how to do that. A BETTER FIX is repair crayons color coded to the different shades of stain for the hardwood floors. They can be found in any Home Depot or Lowes and tend to be cheaper than buying walnuts that likely won't be used before they go rancid. The crayon does not go bad in your kitchen utility drawer.
Day 29 the author suggests using masking tape to remove crumbs from the computer keyboard. BAD ADVICE! This leaves tape adhesive residue which will then attract and hold crumbs and it takes a solvent to clean which you don't want anywhere near your computer. The APPROPRIATE SUGGESTION is to buy canned air for computers to blow out crumbs and also to blow out your fan.
Day 30 suggestions for deoderizing a sink is to soak paper towels in vinegar and placing them on the sink. WOW, this would mean that you are really a bad housekeeper if you had odors coming from your sink. Odors don't come from the sink but from the drain. You can combat that by putting a couple of lemon peels or orange peels down your garbage disposer. The other suggestion is to put a solution of ammonia water down the drain diluted 4-1 with water to dissolve the grease holding the spoiling food particles. You let that soak for a half hour and then pour very hot water down the sink problem solved.
The author also neglects to explain how to remove mineral deposits from the hard water on fixtures. The answer is a low acid thickened bowl cleaner. You can clean mineral deposits from chrome but scrub and rinse within 3 minutes or the acid will begin to attack and discolor chrome fixtures. You can also use this acid on shower doors, tub surrounds, toilet bowls, sinks and and to clean hard water spots from your windows and rust stains from sprinkler over-sprays. The best thing to do is to install a water softener but if you don't you need to do de-mineralizing at least weekly to keep up with it.
As you can see this info is not helpful. The author needs to pull this book and do a total re-write as well as have it professionally edited before they put it back in the Kindle system. If the author is unwilling to do that I would suggest that this is definitely a not buy book. I have never seen such a short book with so many errors in it.
The reviewer is the author of the new Kindle book entitled: SEX EDUCATION FOR ADULTS SECRETS TO AMAZING SEX AND HAPPILY EVER AFTER TOO