Today's the Day

I've had one eye on the clock all day, waiting for the show to air at 1:30 pm, my time, which is coming up very soon. Hope you'll be a able to watch as well!

Until then, I thought I might take a moment to explain the difference between the first version of The House that Cleans Itself, which came out in 2007, and the revised and updated version, which came out in 2013. I’ll make it quick, though, because I have an appointment with my television in just a few…

The original version of The House That Cleans Itself centered around what I call the CONVERT system, a specific (but somewhat time-consuming) step-by-step approach for turning a messy home into a house that stays so clean it almost feels like it’s cleaning itself.

The second version of The House That Cleans Itself contains most of the same information, but this time it's presented in a way that allows you to implement the system in smaller, less intimidating increments. Instead of the CONVERT method, this version features eight different steps that you can take—on a small or large basis—to accomplish the same ultimate goal.

More on this later, right now it’s six minutes to air time, and there’s a spot on the couch with my name on it.

Blessings to you!


It's TV Time

Q - What am I doing in this picture?

A - Getting all made up to appear on the show Lifestyle Magazine to talk about The House That Cleans Itself!

The episode was pre-taped but will air this Thursday, Dec. 5th, at 10:30am Pacific Time (which of course means 11:30 am MT, 12:30 pm CT, or 1:30 pm ET) on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).

You may also be able to view it on alternate stations and times, depending on your location, as well as via webcast, satellite, radio, or your mobile device. Use these links, below, to find out how and where you can watch:

• Locate your local TBN station in the US
• Locate your TBN station outside of the US
• Locate alternate stations and times for the show 
• Watch via webcast
• Watch via satellite
• Listen on the radio here or here
• Watch the show on your mobile device with the TBN Mobile App (available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile)

I sure hope you have time to tune in. It was a lot of fun doing the show, the hosts were great, and we all had a lot of laughs. Hopefully, if you watch, you'll find yourself laughing along as well--even as you're learning more about how to have a House that Cleans Itself.



Announcing the Winners...

Everyone who entered was listed in order:

1 Caren
2 Erin
3 Mikey
4 Kendell
5 Courtney
6 Anonymous
7 Taylor
8 Julia
9 Melanie
10 Dzhennifer
11 Paige

Then I ran the random number generator, which picked 4, 9, 2, 8, 10. That means the winners are:

2 Erin
4 Kendell
8 Julia
9 Melanie
10 Dzhennifer

Congratulations!  Winners have been notified via email and will be sent their free book as soon as they respond to me with their choice of book and mailing address.

Thanks to all who entered!!!!


Just Got My Copy

Well, it's official, the new, revised version of The House That Cleans Itself has been released! It's always fun when a book comes out, especially that moment when it gets delivered to my door, fresh off the press. Here's the cover, which I think is a great update of the original:

I'm so glad to see folks entering my free book giveaway.  Keep those comments coming, because you can still enter for a few more days. See my last post, Enter to Win a Free Book from Mindy, for details.

Anyway, I just wanted to pop in to celebrate the fun of this new release. This is my 21st book, but that amazing feeling of holding it in my own hand for the first time never gets old. :)

Thanks for being a part of it!


Enter to Win a Free Book by Mindy

Greetings and welcome to The House That Cleans Itself blog. I'm so glad you're here! If you've been a reader before, or if you take the time now to peruse the archives, you'll see that I haven't been actively posting for a long while. I'll explain why in a sec, but first I wanted to let you know that I'm back and will be posting on a regular basis from here on out. I hope you find the information to be helpful!

Why the break? It's kind of a long story (which I'll probably share on here in the near future), but the bottom line is that in April of 2011 I suffered a brain injury and had to eliminate all but the most necessary computer tasks from my schedule. Now, more than a year and a half later, I'm still suffering from some lingering side effects of the injury, including daily headaches, but I am able to spend a bit more time on the computer than before. I've been wanting to take up blogging again, and now that the revised and updated version of The House That Cleans Itself has just been released, I thought it was the perfect time to jump back in with both feet.

To kick things off, I've decided to give away some books. One week from today, on February 1st, five entries will be chosen at random using a number generator. Winners can choose to receive ONE of the following:

The House That Cleans Itself (original version) 
The House That Cleans Itself (revised version) 
A Pocket Guide to Amish Life 
Under the Cajun Moon 
The Amish Midwife 

Here's all you need to do to enter:

 1. Answer one of the following questions in a comment to this blog:

What is the messiest area in your home right 
now--and why do you think it got that way? 


 If you win, which of the above books would 
you like to receive--and why?
2. Be sure to include your email address with your post.

3. One entry per person. Your comment must be posted by 11:59 pm on January 31st, 2013.

4. Winners will be notified via email and can then supply a mailing address for us to send the book.

I do hope you'll enter--and that you'll help spread the word that I'm back and posting again. I've got so many great ideas to share, and I bet you do too. Thanks so much for stopping by, and I'll see you again soon!

Mindy Starns Clark