Cleaning

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Got Clutter? I’ve got the Answers You NEED

If you’ve got clutter around your house, you are missing out on the peace and serenity that you could be enjoying.  However, there are so MANY problems which can cause clutter.  Depending on which ones are your particular bugaboos, I’ve got some GREAT solutions that will help you. If your problem is your spouse is […] Read more…

Having your house smell great is a terrific feeling. I've got some products that will help you clean your home and also make it smell WONDERFUL.

Cleaning Tips to Make Life Easier and Great Smelling

I blog a lot about decluttering and organizing, but not much about actual cleaning.  Decluttering, organizing, and cleaning are all very intricately linked topics.  In order to make life easier for your cleaning, you need to have the clutter out of your way.  Otherwise, the cleaning operation will take twice as much time.  And also […] Read more…

Kitchen reveal - our brand new painted oak cabinets. It's gorgeous and was easier than you'd think.

Kitchen Reveal – Painted Oak Cabinets

Sooooo, we’ve been mucking around all summer with a kitchen remodel.  We’ve been poking around for like a year looking at painted oak cabinets, but it’s a big change, and an expensive one.  But we’ve had these old 70’s style golden oak cabinets in our kitchen for a decade and they weren’t very nice. This […] Read more…

The Challenge of Living with a Messie

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 […] Read more…

Wouldn't you LOVE a self-cleaning house? I can help with that.

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 […] Read more…

A few very simple tips to help you keep your clutter under control.

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 […] Read more…

Perfectionism has a price. Are you willing to pay it? Is your family?

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 […] Read more…

Are you making these cleaning MISTAKES? We all have lots of STUFF to do, so why waste time cleaning ineffectively?

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 […] Read more…

Organizational Expert shares his very special tips on thanksgiving cleanup.

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. […] Read more…

I will NOT use home made laundry soap, and here's why. @AdriansCrazyLif

Why I WON’T Use Homemade Laundry Soap

I have seen SO many posts over the years about saving money by making your own laundry soap.  I think it’s a good idea, in theory.  However, I learned a tough lesson about this more than 25 years ago.  My mother-in-law found some laundry soap that was on a “great sale” and she gave me […] Read more…

Overcome Your ADD'ness with your Chores @AdriansCrazyLif Some easy techniques to get MORE done, even if you are ADD, like me!

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 […] Read more…

Eliminate the SHAME of a Messy House @AdriansCrazyLif Maybe we need to rethink our thinking about who is a "bad housekeeper"

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 […] Read more…

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