I’m Katie Berry, and I’m a cleaning expert who specializes in practical methods and routines. I want to help you discover how to clean your home efficiently, so you can spend your time doing the things that matter most to you.
How It Began
In what seems a lifetime ago, I was an attorney and relied on house cleaning checklists to stay on top of a demanding and complex caseload. They served me well, but eventually my job demanded so much time and energy that I struggled to balance my work with my family life. When the military transferred my husband overseas, I saw it as an opportunity to leave the stressful legal world and become a stay-at-home mother.
Imagine my surprise when I discovered that maintaining a clean and organized home to the standards expected of me was a full-time job in itself! So, I started creating checklists to help me run my home.
Before long, my friends and other military wives began asking if I’d share my approach. And that’s how HousewifeHowTos.com was born: as a platform to share my practical cleaning methods with a broader audience, to help them take control of their homes and spend more time doing the things that matter to them.
Now, I’ve grown beyond trying to do everything perfectly and have learned to embrace a gentler approach. So what you’ll find on this site ranges from detail-oriented checklists and techniques to more relaxed routines and tips. In other words, there’s something here for everyone at every stage of life!
Why My Cleaning Methods Stand Out
What sets me apart from other cleaning experts is my commitment to practicality. I believe that cleaning should be efficient, effective, and easy to do. I also understand that everyone has unique challenges with cleaning. As someone with ADHD and the mother of an autistic adult who lives at home, I know firsthand how overwhelming cleaning — and life! — can be.
Recognition In the Press
My cleaning methods are easy to follow and are adaptable. Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent, a working professional, or someone with ADHD or autism, I’m here to help you take control of your home so that you can spend your time doing what matters most to you. That’s why I’m sought as a cleaning expert now.
My Cleaning Advice Has Been Featured In:
- Martha Stewart, 20 Things You Can Clean in Your Dishwasher
- HuffPost, The Dirtiest Things in Your Kitchen, and How to Clean Them
- RealSimple, How to Clean Wicker Furniture
- My Domaine, Should You Clean Hardest Before or After Entertaining?
- RealSimple, 12 Game-Changing Pieces of Cleaning Advice, According to the Pros
- NBC News, Best Products to Deep Clean Your Home for Spring, According to Experts
- Forbes, The Best Shark Vacuums That Deliver Performance And Value
- VeryWell Family, Spring Cleaning Chores for Kids by Age
- Apartment Therapy, Do You Have “Cleaning Burnout”
- Redbook, April 2016
- HGTV Magazine, March 2017
- HGTV Magazine, September 2017
In addition, I served on the Cleaning Editorial Review Board at The Spruce from December 2021 through May 2023, and have appeared as a cleaning expert in both HGTV Magazine and Redbook Magazine.
Let me Help You!
If you’ve felt like all you do is clean, or that you’re too overwhelmed to do even that, I want you to know that I’ve been there. I get it. Let me teach you a few things about cleaning your home better but faster, so you’ve got more time to do the things you enjoy. Drop your email below, and I’ll start sharing my cleaning secrets with you today.
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