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6 Tactics to Defeat Housework Burnout @AdriansCrazyLif Six Nifty Ideas to help with the daily grind...

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 […] Read more…

Storage Solutions for Dummies

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 […] Read more…

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. […] Read more…

Are you Running a Homeless Shelter for Clutter? #AdriansCrazyLife Part of the reason clutter gets out of control so quickly is that we don't designate a "home" for certain items. Then they just drift around the house and attract more clutter. Not a good plan.

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 […] Read more…

Get Your Teen to Clean #AdriansCrazyLife - Simple technique to get your teen to do their chores.

Get Your Teen to Clean

One of the toughest parenting tasks is to get your kids to do their chores.  Let’s face it; for most kids, chores are just not on their radar.  A ten year old just doesn’t see taking out the trash as a priority.  And it gets even harder with teenagers.  Sometimes trying to teach a teen […] Read more…

7 Tips to Make Gmail Work For You #AdriansCrazyLife I get a TON of Emails, so I have learned to be extremely organized about managing them and trying to keep my inbox under control.

7 Tips to Make Gmail WORK for You

I don’t know about you, but I get a LOT of email. I am the Email Queen and I do just about everything I possibly can via Email!  So, between work and my personal account, I probably get a couple of hundred Emails every single day.  Keeping your sanity under those conditions takes some careful […] Read more…

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Re-FASHION-ing My Closet

As I mentioned in my last two posts about my cruise (My Cruise with the Six Sisters) and (How to Enjoy a Cruise without Going Broke or Getting FAT), last week, I went on a cruise with a famous fashion stylist – Alicia Richmond from Chic on a Shoestring.  And when the fashion consultant talks […] Read more…

7 Steps to a Permanently Clean Kitchen

Here is a great article by Jeff over at TheCleanTeam.com. Pop over to their website for some of the great tools he mentions here.   I am going to share a secret with you: The longer you spend thinking about cleaning your kitchen, the less time you spend actually cleaning it. Until suddenly the task […] Read more…

My Favorite Cleaning Books

My Favorite Cleaning Books

Part of my process is to rely on a lot of different cleaning books and sometimes videos.  I get one or two ideas from each one and it’s just generally a big help to me in gaining inspiration for my organizing.  Most of them are also really funny, which makes them an enjoyable read. Some […] Read more…

Time to Undecorate Your Home?

Time to Undecorate Your Home?

OK, my little Clutterbugs, Christmas is officially over – have you made plans to take down your tree and put away the rest of the Christmas clutter?  I know there are people who leave it up for months, but you don’t want to be one of those, do you?   My mother was very superstitious.  She […] Read more…

A Little Help for Your New Year's Resolutions

A Little Help for Your New Year’s Resolutions

Controlling my habits is probably the biggest challenge I’ve ever had to deal with, both breaking bad habits and creating good ones. I have done a ton of research on it because I’m always searching for that magic solution.   And I’m not alone. I read somewhere that something like 90% of heart attack patients […] Read more…

Simple techniques that can greatly reduce your cleaning time.

Cut your Cleaning Time in HALF

How much cleaning time do you spend every week? Whatever it is, it is probably more cleaning time than you need.  Time is literally the most precious and irreplaceable thing we have.  I don’t know about you, but I can think of 50 things I’d rather be doing than cleaning the house. If I could […] Read more…

Seana Turner

Guest Post: How to Manage Your MAIL!

This is a guest post from Professional Organizer Seana Turner of The Seana Method.  I’m so pleased she has agreed to share some of her wonderful tips with us today. Managing The Mail Mail: it just keeps coming and coming… and coming. We stash it, stick it, pile it up, and cringe every time we […] Read more…

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