What to Read When Your Home is an Absolute Mess


Well hello from our new home, where our petticoats are six inches deep in housewares. 

On Easter morning, my friend texted me 2.5 hours before departure time, and I told her we were running late. How did I know we were running late with almost three hours of time to accomplish tasks, you ask? Somewhere deep in a box with pink (or maybe blue?) tape, rested our Easter attire. Maybe in two different boxes. Possibly four. Plus no one had eaten or showered yet either (where is the conditioner??).

Another friend texted that moving is why God gave us wine and coffee. I responded that I couldn’t find my corkscrew or French press.

In the end, we managed to find everyone’s dress-up clothes except my son’s, who was absolutely thrilled. Is there a Greek god of loungewear?

But thanks to brilliant planning on my part total luck, our books were packed in open-top banana boxes and they were easy to find.

Following are the books that can make even clutter look beautiful.


Sprout Helps Out by Rosie Winstead


Little Oink by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace


Super-Completely and Totally the Messiest by Judith Viorst and Robin Preiss Glasser


The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman, illustrated by Marla Frazee



Happy reading! Enjoy these lovelies, whether your house looks like Marie Kondo’s or mine. And if you must choose between cleaning or reading, you know what the Asbys recommend.




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