Cleaning

Does a Clean House Equal Money in the Bank? @AdriansCrazyLif Do people with lovely houses earn more money, and people with messy houses earn less? Just a theory, but it's interesting.

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 […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

Magic Formula to get Your Kids to Clean Their Rooms @AdriansCrazyLif You've got to try this with your kids. 30 minute no-yelling clean-up.

Magic Formula to Get Kids to Clean Their Rooms

Just a quick one today.  I don’t know about you, but getting my kids to clean their rooms is one of the most stressful and annoying things I ever have to do as a parent (although teaching my teen to drive is definitely in the top ten!). Sometimes it takes half the day, many times […] Read more…

10 Cleaning Products for Lazy People @AdriansCrazyLif These are some fabulous products that will help you keep your home much cleaner with minimal effort.

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 […] Read more…

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…

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! [bctt tweet=”Remember Mom and that old saying – A place for every thing and every thing in it’s place…”] Part of the […] 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…

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…

Book Review-Throw Out Fifty Things

Book Review: Throw Out Fifty Things by Gail Blanke

My organizing tip for today is a book review for you.  I’ve been listening to the audiobook of Throw Out Fifty Things – Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life by Gail Blanke.  Disclaimer:  This post may contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission from any purchases you may make from these links. […] Read more…

Don't stress out when company is coming. Here's some tips.

Avoid the Trap of Hostess Neurosis

Do you suffer from hostess neurosis?  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 know I get very stressed out if I have guests coming over when I don’t feel like my house is looking good.  […] Read more…

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