Down, Set, Clean! Playing the Housecleaning Game

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Bachelor Sidney Showalter Writes New Book Explaining the Intricacies of Housecleaning for Any Man or Woman

A book like mine could benefit a great number of people and save them a lot of time and effort.

Are you familiar with the Quarterback Sneak, the Zone Blitz and the Hail Mary plays? Retired bachelor Sidney Showalter believes you don’t have to be fluent in football. If you can follow directions, or enjoy trivia and jokes, you are just a game play away from becoming an expert house cleaner. All you need is “The Single Man’s Housecleaning Playbook.”

Even though he was never properly trained, Showalter decided to tackle his housecleaner’s job after she broke her arm. Clueless as to where to begin, his preliminary exploration led him to a bookstore where he discovered a cleaning book for a single man, like himself, did not exist.

“With lack of advice, I decided to write the playbook,” Showalter said. “With my mother’s directions, college and Navy experience, I was able to write a book that explained all of the basics. I decided it would be patterned after a football playbook that house cleaners could refer to when they needed to keep themselves on the right route.”

This guide is comprised with funny anecdotes, helpful lists and comprehensive charts outlining housecleaning in football terms and provides a detailed, yet down-to-earth, approach to making a home shine. Room by room, Showalter explains what products and methods should be used to effectively clean a house without outside help, while also apprising a crisis game plan for last minute cleaning.

"Mothers may have given both sons and daughters guidance and instructions, but more than likely, not enough," Showalter said. "If we didn't take home economics, we were left to fend for ourselves. A book like mine could benefit a great number of people and save them a lot of time and effort."

“The Single Man’s Housecleaning Playbook: A quick and simple guide to cleaning your home like a pro”
By: Sidney Showalter
Price: $14.95
ISBN-10: 1-4969-1391-4
ISBN-13: 978-1496-9139-13
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Author House online store

About the author
Sidney Showalter is a man of many and varied talents and experiences, none of which includes professional house cleaning. A native of Columbus, Ind., graduate of DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind., he has lived in Naples, Fla. for more than 30 years.

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