“How The Queen Cleans Everything” Book Review

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A review of How the Queen Cleans Everything by Linda Cobb. Is the book worth owning and reading? Find out what is in the book and why it is amazing.

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This might seem a bit off topic, but I wanted to recommend a cleaning book I love. It is called How The Queen Cleans Everything by Linda Cobb. This book is very much related to parenting! It includes tips for cleaning up lots of different things, from crayon to grape juice. She also has many recipes for making your own cleaners. There are also many tips for making cleaning easier on you.

The tips are great. I have used them a lot and reference them often when friends tell me about their latest cleaning difficulty.

Home Made Cleaning Products

The cleaning products are wonderful. There are so many benefits to making your own cleaners. One of my favorite reasons is the money you save. The best one in my mind is that they are safe for your children and pets. I appreciated this when my dog walked up and licked the window cleaner as I was washing the outside windows. I appreciated it even more when Kaitlyn walked up and licked a window I had just cleaned :). I also love that my children can help me clean because I don’t worry about them touching chemicals.

Do they work? Yes! They do. I find her cleaning mixtures work just as well if not better than most chemical cleaners. Most of them use water, vinegar, and baking soda.


Tips for Cleaning the House

I also love her tips for cleaning house. She breaks things down into manageable goals. She has good ideas for what to do each month to keep everything clean and keep maintenance as low as possible.

Here is what is included in this book:


  • Stain removers
  • Cleaning products
  • Bathrooms
  • Kitchens
  • Cleaning floors
  • Carpets
  • Upholstery
  • Lampshades
  • Wood
  • Dust Bunnies
  • Walls
  • Oder Control
  • Cleaning Kids stuff and the messes they make
  • Pets
  • Marble
  • Cleaning for guests


  • Cleaning tips for each month of the year


  • Washing machine
  • Care labels
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry sorting
  • Soap
  • Spots
  • Bleach
  • Colors running
  • Water softeners
  • Fabric softeners
  • Drying
  • Folding
  • Ironing
  • Starch
  • Work clothes
  • Perspiration stains
  • Socks and panty hose
  • Hats and handbags
  • Swimming
  • Shoes
  • Ties
  • Beads and sequins
  • Preserving heirlooms
  • Furs
  • Sheepskin
  • Towels
  • Bedding
  • Window treatments
  • Table linens
  • Stain removal guide
  • Cleaning guide for fabrics
  • Commercial stain removers

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  • Cement, driveways, and patios
  • Windows
  • Decks
  • Patio furniture
  • Grill
  • Pest control
  • Flowers
  • Paint


  • Flags
  • Electronic equipment
  • Pictures and paintings
  • Fireplace
  • Fire damage
  • Air ducts
  • Water damage
  • mold and mildew


This is such a great resource. I recommend it so often to people at random that I thought I should tell all of you about it at once!



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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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  1. serra
    November 19, 2009 / 6:55 PM

    i just ordered it. Here's to a cleaner house, thanks Val!

  2. The Nichols Fam
    November 19, 2009 / 10:58 PM

    Thank you for this!!

  3. Plowmanators
    November 20, 2009 / 3:58 AM

    Serra, let me know when it gets in and I will come over for an inspection 😉

  4. Plowmanators
    November 20, 2009 / 3:59 AM

    You are welcome Nichols!

  5. Ashley
    December 9, 2009 / 7:03 PM

    Thank you for suggesting this, I got it from my library and enjoyed the tips! If you are into facts and information on cleaning you might really enjoy Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House by Cheryl Mendelson. She a New York City lawyer who also happens to know a lot about properly keeping house! http://www.amazon.com/Home-Comforts-Science-Keeping-House/dp/068481465X

  6. Plowmanators
    December 22, 2009 / 6:31 PM

    Thanks Ashley! I will look into that!

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