Cleaning

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…

Daily Clutter Maintenance

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 under control, you would be […] Read more…

How Your Perfectionism Hurts Your Family

I hear from a lot of women who set up unrealistic standards of perfectionism for their homes and themselves.  I’ve heard all the variations of it, my towels have to be folded a certain way, or only *I* can load the dishwasher the right way, or even a right way to vacuum so that the […] Read more…

Are You Making these Cleaning Mistakes?

My definition of a cleaning mistake is one that causes you waste time cleaning.  We’re busy people, so why spend MORE time cleaning instead of something more fun? So this is my collection of efficiency tips to make your cleaning routines FAST and EASY! Disclaimer:  This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate […] 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…

Why I WON’T Use Homemade Laundry Soap

The Lesson I Learned about Homemade Laundry Soap I have seen SO many posts over the years about saving money by making your own homemade 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 […] Read more…

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 embarrassment 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…

10 Household Cleaning Hacks

10 Simple Household Life Hacks

Here are 10 household life hacks that are quick and easy. I just love simple household life hacks that make things easier in day to day life.  Check them out and see how much these little tweaks can help you out around the house!   10 Household Life Hacks You Should Try   One of […] 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…

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