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The case for keeping a messier home

By Jandra Sutton

04 Apr 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Therapist, KC Davis, is changing the conversation around housekeeping - reports The Post. The key, she says, is to stop taking care of your home and start creating a space that takes care of you.

Chores are never really done. As soon as you cross the last item off your to-do list, a new task inevitably emerges. Dishes accumulate. Floors get dirty. The hamper fills up. While the internet is full of hacks and shortcuts designed to make keeping a home easier and faster, what about a solution for the fatigue that sets in with endless household care?

This is the niche that KC Davis, licensed professional therapist and best-selling author of "How to Keep House While Drowning," aims to fill - and she's clearly hit a nerve. On TikTok, her compassionate and practical tips about chores and mental health have attracted 1.5 million followers. One of her most popular videos, "Why you don't have to change who you are to have a functional home," has 11.6 million views.

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