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 […]

4 Easy Steps to Organizing Your Photos

  Is it just my imagination, or do we take about a zillion more photos than our parents used to take?  I guess it’s because we carry a camera around in our pocket every day, plus we so much more visual than we used to be.  But managing all those thousands of photos can be […]

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How to Eliminate 90% of Your Paper Clutter

I think one of the biggest clutter challenges my readers ask about is PAPER. It’s like a faucet that never shuts off. Every day when the mailman comes – more paper. The kids come home from school – more paper. And don’t get me started on the newspapers, and the magazines, and the coupons. If […]

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Overcome Your ADD-ness In Your Chores

OK, I have to ‘fess up, like many of you, I am seriously ADD.  At times, my mind has the attention span of a Cocker Spaniel Puppy – (Squirrel!).  A lot of it is my own fault.  I am always doing at least 2 or 4 (or 9!) things at once, and my mind is […]

The SHAME of A Messy House

I think there is one common thread among women and that is the fear and embarrasment of being “caught” with a messy house.  I’m not sure if we pick this up from our mothers or from TV or where, but I think it’s a universal feeling, and it’s particularly bad if it’s in front of […]

How to Get Your Family to HELP With Housework

If you are like most people, you live with one or more other people. The problem with this is that no two people have the same level of cleanliness. Invariably, one person is going to end up being the “cleaner” one and one will be the “messy” one. And somehow you have to come to […]

Home Organization – Say Goodbye to Your Excuses

If you have a messy and disorganized house that is out-of-control, what are excuses do you use?  Let’s face it, we are all masters of excuses, and there are a dozens of different excuses for not tackling your household problems.  But for every excuse you come up with, someone else has had that same excuse […]

Does a Clean House Equal Money in the Bank?

The other day, I was over at the lovely home of one of my “cleanie” friends and it’s really got me thinking. This lady had a gorgeous house that was beautiful and apparently effortlessly clean. I was in several different rooms during my visit and all of them were gorgeously decorated and looking wonderful even […]

Ten Simple Household Life Hacks

We all love quick and easy tips to help us manage our lives in a much easier manner, right?  Here are ten quick and easy household life hacks that will help you on a daily basis. One of my friends came up with a great idea this week. When you’re feeling low on motivation for […]

10 Cleaning Products for LAZY People

Anyone who knows me knows that housework is not my favorite activity.  I mean, I do enough to get by, but you will never find me scrubbing light switch covers with a toothbrush.  So, I am always up for any kind of cleaning products I can find that will save me some cleaning time.  I […]

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6 Tips to Defeat Housework Burnout

I think one of the big problems in keeping up on daily housework is the sheer never-endingness of it. You clean something and a day or two later, you have to clean it again. And again. The sheer repetition of it just grinds you down after a while.  That’s what we call housework burnout. And […]

5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Do ANYTHING

I think the hardest part of making any kind of lifestyle change is to motivate yourself to stick with it.  It doesn’t matter if you are trying to lose weight, clean up your house, be a better parent, employee, or whatever, motivation IS the key to success. I don’t pretend to be any kind of […]

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Storage Solutions for Dummies

I was over on Pinterest looking in the storage category to get some ideas for this post. Based on that, I’ve decided the following: These people have a lot of time on their hands and not really all that much stuff. They are much more creative and possibly OCD than I am. They have a […]

When Your Spouse is a Packrat

        One thing I hear from a lot of my readers is that they have a messy house, but it isn’t their fault.  They are fairly neat and organized themselves, but they have the misfortune to live with someone who is a “collector”, a “packrat” or maybe even someone with mild hoarding tendencies. […]

Are You Running a Homeless Shelter for Clutter?

Remember Mom and that old saying – A place for every thing and every thing in it’s place…  That is definitely a saying from a bygone era, but it was darn good advice! Part of the problem of clutter is about items that aren’t getting put away in it’s proper place, but with a lot […]