Cleaning

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…

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…

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…

7 Steps to a Permanently Clean Kitchen

I am going to share a secret with you: The longer you spend thinking about having a clean kitchen, the less time you spend actually cleaning it. Until suddenly the task has become so insurmountable that when you finally do dig in, it will take you hours of back-breaking, toothbrush-wielding work. On the other hand, […] Read more…

A New and Improved Laundry Plan

Laundry is such a pervasive problem in our homes and it can get out of control SO fast.  I think the biggest part of the issue is that laundry is a multi-step process with unavoidable delays.  Most other chores can be knocked out in just a few minutes, but the wash is a minimum two-hour […] Read more…

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