House Love: A Joyful Guide to Cleaning, Organizing, and Loving the Home You're In (Hardcover)
Discover the joy of cleaning with this cheery and thoughtful guide to tidying up and turning your house into a home.
Patric Richardson is known as “The Laundry Evangelist,” but his genuine love for household chores extends far beyond the laundry room. His philosophy is simple: tidying up is a privilege and a task you do for those you love (including yourself), and there are a million ways to infuse joy into the everyday tasks behind maintaining a home.
House Love is his sunny guide to freshening up every inch of the house—from the entryway to the attic, the backyard to the bedroom. Patric shares his best design inspiration, DIY projects, and, of course, cleaning tips, so you can fall in love with your home all over again—or for the very first time!
This book also grants you permission to shake things up. Keep bath salts in a cookie jar? Sure. Display a surprising mishmash of pillows? You bet. Discover your personal design style? He helps you do that too. Plus, Patric’s cleaning genius will change your life, with expert advice like:
- Which three cleaning tools are worth splurging on
- How to create a powerful (and antibacterial) cleaning spray with lemon and thyme
- What exactly to clean when you only have 10 minutes to spare
Complete with fun-to-clean-to playlists, charming recipes, and even step-by-step instructions for cleaning every type of room, House Love brightens up life’s most common chores. With this book, you’ll learn new and novel ways to transform your home, and Patric’s entertaining stories, good humor, and genuine warmth will guide you every step of the way.
About the Author
Patric Richardson is America’s go-to expert for laundry quandaries, author of the best-selling Laundry Love: Finding Joy in a Common Chore, and star of The Laundry Guy on HGTV and Discovery Plus. He’s featured frequently on national and international TV and radio shows, and in prominent publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Times, Die Welt, Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, and Better Homes & Gardens. Richardson also created the ever-popular and often sold-out Laundry Camps, and runs his Mall of America boutique, Mona Williams. He lives with his partner in the well-cared-for brownstone he renovated in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Karin B. Miller is an award-winning writer and editor. She’s coauthor of Laundry Love; she’s written for myriad national and regional magazines; and she created and edited two national anthologies, The Cancer Poetry Project 1 & 2. Miller lives with her family in an 1888 farmhouse in Minneapolis.
“I have never thought about a book more than this book...Patric is going to be the Ina Garten of laundry...My towels have never been so fluffy.” — Good Day L.A. on Laundry Love
“This slim volume, its breezy pages of tips and anecdotes, stories and, in the back, recipes, is a lovely salve. One would be very fortunate, I think, to be Richardson’s friend or neighbor, share his optimism and joy in life’s seemingly small things.” — Washington Post on Laundry Love
“A cheery and thorough guide to all things laundry . . . Richardson’s love for doing laundry is so infectious that readers just might find themselves dreading this mundane chore a bit less.” — Publishers Weekly on Laundry Love
“Who would have dreamed a book on laundry could be so entertaining―and educational? . . . Along the way is a narrative enhanced by personal anecdotes as well as helpful tips and lists . . . It’s truth in print that laundry just might become your new best hobby.” — Booklist on Laundry Love