Today is the first Saturday of our new year; and for some unexplained reason, I have thought that on each Saturday, it would perhaps be fun to make a book recommendation right here on my little blog. There will be no particular method to my madness, just any book that seems to be calling out to me as the weeks go by. This week was an easy one. In fact my daughter passed it to me this very morning as we were eating breakfast together. She had checked it out at the library; but just as soon as I started thumbing through it, I knew that I need to get my own copy. You see I enjoy being on the lookout for better ways to keep a house by being organized and keeping it clean. And especially with the new year, and resolutions still in full force, I thought you might be interested in it as well. It is called "Express Housekeeping" by Anna Shepard. The layout of the book is very user friendly, dividing itself into chapters from speed cleaning to decluttering. The one thing I really liked about it is that you don't have to spend hours trying to organize your life just to fit in her particular cleaning schedule. All of the suggestions seem very practical. I also like her tips for using things around the house for certain types of cleaning, such as baking soda, vinegar, etc. My daughter also had a great suggestion that it would make a wonderful bridal shower gift. I agree wholeheartedly; and to include some microfiber dust cloths, or a special cleaner that you like with the book would certainly add that little extra to the gift to make it very useful.