About Housewife How-Tos

Katie Berry provides homemaking advice at Housewife How-Tos

My name is Katie Berry, and I’m here to help you turn your house into a haven.

I’ve been managing my home and raising kids for nearly thirty years.

At first, I found keeping track of all the details overwhelming. Sometimes it felt like I would never be done cleaning, or getting clutter under control.

Experienced Homemaking Advice

Back in the 1990s, I was working fulltime in addition to running a home. Checklists and routines helped me stay on top of cases in the office, so one day I decided to try implementing them at home, too.

Before long, friends were asking what my “secret” was for keeping the house tidy while juggling all of my other responsibilities, too. So, I began sharing my checklists and soon was sharing my recipes for homemade cleaners as well.

I’m a person who loves researching topics, learning not only the “how-to” part but also the why behind it. So what you’ll find here is well-researched, detailed advice that I’ve personally tried and had success using in my own home.

Why “Housewife How-Tos”?

Almost a decade ago, a friend suggested that I put my checklists and cleaning recipes online to make them more accessible. It seemed like an excellent alternative to spending afternoons responding to dozens of emails from people I’d never met, but who’d been given one of my checklists or told about them by a friend.

So, HousewifeHowTos.com was born in 2011.

I’ve been publishing this blog, contributing articles to other home-related sites, speaking at local county extension courses and events, and writing homemaking books ever since.

You don’t have to be a housewife to use the information on this site or in my books. The name reflects that I was a housewife at the time and that I’d started the blog to share the things I’d learned about how to do various things.

As Seen In

In the years that I’ve been blogging here, I’ve been consulted as a “cleaning expert” by a variety of publications. You probably recognize their names: HGTV Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Redbook Magazine, NBC News, and Woman’s World, just to name a few.

Meanwhile, I wrote a book to give others a simple step-by-step plan to get their home clean and organized without wearing themselves out.

My Book

Reading 30 Days to a Clean and Organized Home is like having me with you on a daily basis. I wrote it to help busy people not just get their homes clean and clutter-free, but also to help them learn how to keep it that way by adopting new habits.

You just open the book, 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.

Reader Reviews of My Book


It’s so simple and easy to follow.

The structure and routine I needed to whip things back into shape.

Well-written and plain speaking information.

Wonderful tips!

My house has never looked better.

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Find Me on Social Media

I don’t only share cleaning and organizing tips here on the blog. I’m also on social media where I share all sorts of home-related ideas and easy recipes.

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