Cleaning

Conquer Your ADD to Get Your Chores Done

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 […] Read more…

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 worse if it happens in front of […] Read more…

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 very clean house 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 […] 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

  Anyone who knows me knows that I HATE housework.  There’s so many other things I’d rather be doing.  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 […] Read more…

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…

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…

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…

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