CHAOS AND CLUTTER END HERE!
My name is Katie Berry, and I’m here to help you turn your home into a haven.
Here on HWHT, you’ll find:
- Efficient printable cleaning routines for every room in your home
- Solutions to dealing with household clutter
- Easy and wholesome family-friendly recipes, and
- Experienced advice on running a home without ruining your life
IS YOUR HOME OVERWHELMING?
Running a home, especially when you’re also raising kids, can seem like a never-ending series of tedious chores.
There’s always a pile of laundry waiting to be washed, folded or put away. Dishes pile up and as soon as they’re done someone wants a snack, or it’s time to make another meal. The bathrooms seem like they only stay clean for a few minutes, and while you’d love to vacuum the floor, it would first take an hour to pick up all of the toys.
And then there’s the papers and other junk on the kitchen counter — it seems to multiply every time you blink!
FEEL LIKE YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START?
We all want a comfortable home where we can relax and be ourselves. We want to feed our family — and ourselves — delicious, nourishing meals. We also don’t want to spend all of our time trying to accomplish these things.
Not everyone learned when they were growing up how to clean house or organize their homes. Many of us don’t know how to plan or cook an entire meal from scratch. It’s not that we aren’t interested — it’s just that no one ever showed us how.
It’s time to change that, and I’m here to help.
BEEN LET DOWN BY SOLUTIONS THAT DON’T WORK?
I’m not a new stay-at-home mom or housewife. I’m not even a young mom or housewife. I’ve been raising kids for over 25 years now, and have spent 17 of those years as a SAHM. I know what works, and what is a waste of time.
I’m not making this up as I go. These are the cleaning and organizing solutions that I use in my home and have for years. I know they work, and because I’ve been testing my methods for years I know they won’t cause long-term damage to your home or possessions.
Your life is busy enough. You don’t need solutions that just cause you more problems. You don’t need advice that doesn’t work, or which is more about selling you stuff than solving household challenges.
I get that, and I want to help you get your home under control for good.
HOW I BECAME A DOMESTIC GENIUS.
Silly title, right? That’s what I thought the first time a friend referred to me that way. I’d just brought some jars of homemade salsa which I’d canned that afternoon using tomatoes fresh from my garden.
While our kids went to play in her backyard, she introduced me to another friend she had over, saying, “And this is Katie. She’s kind of a domestic genius and the person I call when the kids make some new stain or mess I don’t know how to deal with.”
At first, I didn’t know what to make of that. Domestic genius? Me???
I’d been married about a few years at that point, raising two kids while my husband was active duty military. Although I’d left the workforce when our youngest was born, I didn’t see myself as the domestic type.
I just happened to be good at cleaning and organizing, and I enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, gardening, reading at night in a comfortable living room without stressing about what else I ought to be doing…Oh, wait. Yep, I guess that made me the domestic type. But genius?
It turns out, my friend had noticed on previous visits to my home that I kept cleaning checklists on my refrigerator. I’d come up with them so my kids would know what steps were involved in cleaning their rooms, and my friend thought they were brilliant. She later confided that she was also a bit jealous that my kids followed them!
SAVING TIME SAVED MY SANITY
The truth is, I came up with my cleaning checklists — along with most of the other household solutions you’ll find on my blog — because there are so many things I’d rather be doing with my time than cleaning, fighting clutter, or doing laundry.
But those things have to be done, so I’m a firm believer in doing them efficiently. Like you, I don’t have the time or energy to try some “super easy” method that ultimately doesn’t work. That just means I’ve got to do the whole thing over again. I don’t necessarily want the fastest solutions — I want the ones that will fix the problem for good!
Whether it’s treating mattress stains, getting my Keurig to work properly again, or cooking in bulk over the weekend to make weeknight dinners easier to prepare, I’m all about doing it right so I just have to do it once.
Every page of my blog contains helpful how-tos, recipes, and advice to achieve that comfortable, clean home and happy life you’ve been working so hard to establish. Each week I share more new content with those same goals in mind.
But if you’re looking for a place to start now? Here are some of the most popular entries on my blog. If you find them helpful, I’d sure appreciate if you’d share them to your social media pages or Pinterest!
A GUIDE TO A TOTAL HOME TRANSFORMATION
If you’re at the point where you’d rather get busy doing instead of reading a blog, I understand. That’s why I wrote my book 30 DAYS TO A CLEAN AND ORGANIZED HOME — so busy people like you can simply open the book each day, follow that day’s plan, and go on with your business. One month later, you’ll be amazed at how different your home looks and feels.
I’m awfully proud of how that book is helping readers get the clean, organized home they’ve always dreamed of. Sure, I’d always wanted my name on a book cover — what writer doesn’t? — but my real reward has come from reading reviews about how my book has helped.
The structure and routine I needed to whip things back into shape.
My house has never looked better.
I can do it!
Easy to understand.
That is the kind of help I want to give you, whether you get it from my book or through reading this blog. You want a clean home, and I want to help you achieve it.
You can do this!