Considering my current position is Domestic Engineer (we're a household full of engineers here), I've been trying to figure out how to do this job the best I can and one thing I love to do when trying to do something better is find lovely books on the topic. One book I found helpful is "Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping Home" by Cheryl Mendelson.
I appreciate Cheryl's detailed approach with all things home related. Cleaning isn't just what this book is about, but also home safety, cooking and one of my favorites--caring for books (a lost art, no?).
My favorite chapter is the first one, all about getting into a routine. If there is one thing I enjoy, it's some sort of routine even if it is a little scattered. I'm not a strict schedule setter but having semblance of similarity to my daily doings makes my brain (and soul) just a tiny bit calmer.
Now, why must I spend so much time learning about the homely arts?
Because I enjoy it! I don't know if I'll be in this full-time position forever, but considering the fact I have yet to find a job in the area, I may as well work with what I've got.
What books of instruction do you enjoy?