Feel like you're under attack of the killer socks and crazy crayons? Bring order to your household and find space you never knew you had with our simple tips.
We always think our home is fairly clean, but when company is on their way, we see through a different set of eyes. Do we still think the house is clean? Uh, not so much. Here are simple ways to make sure you always see a clean house -- without the rose-colored glasses.
All the "surefire" ways to organize, manage, and store your children's things are only surefire if you have a daily (hourly?) cleanup routine that you, your spouse, and your children follow.
It's amazing how drawers and file folders can fill up with the kids' art projects and report cards. Of course, you want to save these things, but when you're looking for important papers and all you can find is the series of cat drawings your daughter did when she was 5, it might be time to organize.
A lesson that can be applied to pretty much every area of life: If you don't point out a flaw, most people will never notice. However, there are a few things you can do to keep your house looking clean, so when company comes calling, you won't go into panic mode.
If you -- like us -- are tired of side-stepping baseball bats in the garage and dodging balls when you open the closet door, it might be time to do a little organizing of the sports equipment. The mesh bags and peg board come in especially handy.
We like the idea of our kids having their own set of dishes to use and take care of, and in a place where they can easily reach. It makes them seem so grown-up -- and adorable.
You just dropped off two huge garbage bags filled with clothes, books, and old glassware to your local Goodwill, yet your closets are still stuffed to overflowing and there are piles of CDs and papers everywhere. What to do? Attack with purpose and an organized approach.
Have you ever planned to make an elaborate meal but, upon spying your cluttered kitchen counter, opted for takeout? We have. It's not tricky to hide your many appliances, however, and create some counterspace. Start by thinking "vertical."