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The Life-changing Magic of a Little Bit of Mess

Kerri Sackville



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Harper Collins
30 March 2022
The only domestic bible you'll need.

There is nothing more satisfying than a beautifully organised home! say the #homeinspo influencers.

In an era of decluttering gurus, cleaning bloggers and aspirational pantries, Kerri Sackville has studied the evidence and declared, 'Nah, way too much trouble.'

Instead, she has embraced domestic imperfection and discovered the life-changing magic of letting your standards slip.

In this, her magnum opus, Kerri explains why cleanliness is not next to godliness, why decluttering is the enemy of joy and why no-one cares about your messy bedroom.

With affirmations for the mess-challenged (#DisarrayIsOkay!), cleaning hacks that actually work (
*Don't Have Children), and recipes for people who hate washing up (Step One: download a meal delivery app), this book will inspire you to tear off those rubber gloves, put down the sponge and take a nap.

Whether you have surrendered in your war on dust or are still bravely fighting for ordered folds in fitted sheets, The Life-changing Magic of a Little Bit of Mess is a welcome dose of #inspo that transports you to the joyous world of imperfection. Because no one has ever looked back on their life and wished they'd spent more time scrubbing the floors.
 The Life-changing Magic of a Little Bit of Mess

Imprint:   Harper Collins
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 212mm,  Width: 137mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   264g
ISBN:   9781460760918
ISBN 10:   1460760913
Pages:   256
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kerri Sackville is a Sydney author, columnist, social commentator. She has worked as a copywriter and freelance writer and extensively for mainstream media and parenting magazines, including the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Telegraph, Sunday Life magazine, the Child group of magazines, Littlies magazine (New Zealand) and Notebook magazine. Until recently she wrote a long-standing, humorous column in the Australian Jewish News, 'Life And Other Crises', in which she detailed the endless dramas of her domestic life. She is the author of three books, Out There (2018), When My Husband Does the Dishes: He Usually Wants Sex! (2012) and The Little Book of Anxiety (2012). You can find Kerri on Twitter @KerriSackville and at

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