New Year’s Motivation – Declutter/Organize Your Home

Here we are on Day Three of our New Year’s motivation series.  Today, we are talking my best tips to clean/declutter/organize your home.  I’ve got more than 100 posts to choose from in this category, so I couldn’t narrow it down to just five posts.  Instead, I selected five different types of posts to help […]

How to Conquer your Email Overload

I’ve written before about my struggles with Email hoarding and digital organization in general.  There are very few areas of my life where I need professional help, but Email overload is one of them!  Thankfully, I have finally found a solution that works for me.  I think everyone struggles with Email overload these days.  I’m […]

Clever Ways to Maximize Your Storage

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Today we are going to talk about storage.  I think getting the best use out of your storage is something everyone struggles with and I’m sure you do too.  We all have SO much stuff and trying to store it in a way that protects it while still giving […]

Moving? Learn how to pack like a boss

Moving soon?  Moving can be a messy, expensive, back-breaking effort, so I feel for you. In the 30 or so years we’ve been married, we’ve moved a total of eight times.  I don’t like it much, but I have to say, I’m pretty danged good at it, so I thought I’d put together some tips […]

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The Challenge of Living with a Messie

Did you ever (poke) wonder what it (poke) is like for a cleanie (poke poke) living in the same house with (poke) a messie? I’d imagine (poke) it’s just like living with someone just randomly poking you all__the__time. The clutter doesn’t bother us, we have the ability to just tune it out.  But when you’re […]

7 Ways to Make Your House SELF CLEANING

I don’t know about you, but I HATE cleaning!  Anytime there is the slightest chance that I could do LESS of it, I am all over it! So, I’ve been doing a little research on the topic and I’ve discovered not one, but SEVEN different ways you can keep your house cleaner by actually doing […]

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Time to Take the Tree Down

OK, we’ve all done it, but let’s not do it this year. We all know people who still have the Christmas tree up clear into March, but that’s not going to happen this year.   If your holiday decorations are still up (and yes, my son and daughter-in-law still have theirs up – sigh), it’s been a month […]

Powerful Tips to Organize your Kids – Mornings

Here’s the final installment in my organizing kids series.  This one is about taking back your mornings.  With school-aged kids, it can be a real headache to get them out of bed, pulled together and fed, and somehow off to school on time every morning of the week. As the mom of two ADHD boys, […]

Powerful Tips to Organize Your Kids – Chores

Is there anything more pesky and annoying than trying to get your kids to do their chores? Unless you were born with that magically organized child (I never had THAT kid!).  You are going to be fighting this fight for at least 18 years. According to my favorite behavioral psychologist Brian Wansink, the best way […]

Powerful Tips to Organize Your Kids – Homework

It occurred to me that in this New Year’s motivational series, I had not included any posts about parenting.  So, I am starting a 3-part series here about both parenting and organization – double win!  This first one is about helping your kids organize their homework.  In the next post we will talk about kids […]

Secrets to Easy Daily Clutter Maintenance

Clutter is one of the one of the biggest challenges in keeping your home looking nice.  It can get out of control SO quickly and then you’re up to your neck in dishes, mail, shoes, newspapers, backpacks, etc.   If you can just get this one very simple clutter habit until control, you would be […]

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Perfectionism Rears its UGLY Head

  I hear from a lot of women that they feel they are a “Perfectionist” and it’s said in smug sort of way that indicates they feel it to be an absolutely superior virtue. I’ve heard all the variations of it, my towels have to be folded a certain way, or only *I* can load […]

Are You Making these Cleaning Mistakes?

Let’s face it – cleaning is one of those things you can’t avoid.  Like death and taxes.  We all have to clean up the house at some point.  But it’s just smart to do your cleaning as quickly and efficiently as you can, so you can get onto more fun stuff – like watching Dancing […]

Peter Walsh on Thanksgiving Cleanup

I was watching TV on my lunch hour the other day and I happened to catch Peter Walsh on Rachael Ray.  So, I jotted down a few notes thinking you might enjoy some of the great tips he was sharing.  Peter is awesome – I use his books as a reference for my organizing tips. […]

How to Eliminate Magazine Clutter

Hello there!  Thanks for stopping by.  Welcome to Adrian’s Crazy Life. America has a huge love affair with magazines.  There are thousands of magazines created every month for everything from knitting to golf and every other hobby or interest imaginable.  Most people have at least 5 to 7 magazine subscriptions every month. Makes me crazy […]