Organizing Tips

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…

Amazing Hacks to Cut your Cleaning Time in HALF

You are Spending Too Much Time Cleaning How much cleaning time do you think you spend in a week?  Whatever it is, it is probably more cleaning time than you need.  Time is literally the most precious and irreplaceable resource we have.  I don’t know about you, but I can think of 50 things I’d […] Read more…

Six Tips to Tame Your Social Media Addiction

Six Tips to Tame Your Social Media Addiction

Part of the “Crazy” in Adrian’s Crazy Life is my interest in all things social media-related.  Well, maybe “interest” isn’t really a strong enough word, although I don’t think I’m quite as media-addicted as some of my friends are.   I think the reason for this is because I have some techniques that help me keep […] 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…

Sort out Your Overflowing Closet

Helpful Tips to Sort Out Your Overflowing Closet

Does your overflowing closet make you CRAZY?  Most posts about organizing your closet just focus on throwing your stuff away.  You do need to clear out some room, but it’s kind of a waste to throw out perfectly good clothes just to make some breathing room. I will agree that it some clearing out is […] Read more…

Do you suffer from Hostess Neurosis

Overcome your Hostess Anxiety

Do you suffer from hostess neurosis or hostess anxiety?  You know that HORRIBLE feeling when you’ve got guests coming over and the house looks like a complete TRAIN WRECK??  That’s about the worst feeling in the world.  I don’t think anything causes me more stress or anxiety in the world than to think that my […] Read more…

Are you Really LAZY

Fascinating Question – Are You REALLY Lazy?

One of the most common and negative things people say about themselves is we are lazy.  It’s kind of a fascinating question because if you look a little bit deeper, it is almost always NOT TRUE.  And it’s probably healthier to do away with the stereotype that someone with a messy house is lazy.  Because […] Read more…

Understanding The Broken Window Effect

I wanted to talk about an organizing concept called the Broken Window Effect.  It might also be stated as “clutter breeds more clutter” and it’s a very important concept to understand as it relates to your home.  I found this study very interesting and I’ve noticed the effects on my home again and again. What […] Read more…

Life Hack – Manage Your Shopping Emails

Shopping Emails are like little golden tickets for your favorite stores.  Do you know when you buy stuff in stores these days, they no longer ask for your phone number.  Instead, they’ve started asking for your Email address.  Gotta love marketing.  If they can’t get to you one way, they’ll find another.   However, keep in […] Read more…

The Cleaning Styles of Men vs. Women

Here’s a news flash: men are different than women.  Shocking isn’t it? But it’s sort of a basic fact of biology.  And we have totally different cleaning styles.  So, the illogic of it is why do we expect men to clean like women do or vice versa?  There have been whole books on the subject […] Read more…

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