Home Organization

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Tips for becoming organized, from decluttering your home to keeping it clean to introducing feng shui
Everyone needs an extra set of hands sometimes. Whether it's planning a party or unpacking boxes after a move, having someone to help you can make any job a little easier.Here are 101 tasks you can...
You spend all that time decorating your daughter's nursery -- and now she's almost outgrown it. For the new decor, how can you find little girls' bedroom ideas that will last her from toddlerhood...
Feel like your little one's personality is ever evolving and his room can't keep up? Swap out dated decor with toddler room ideas that he won't outgrow even as his interests change. By choosing...
You know he won't be obsessed with cars forever (or will he?), so how can you find clever boys' bedroom ideas that will remain cool for years to come? "Stay away from primary colors on anything...
There are plenty of creative girls' room ideas out there, you just have to find the right one for your daughter. "The key to creating a unique girl's room is to stay away from trendy or catalog-looking...
In a blink of an eye, your tiny baby has become a toddler, and his bedroom needs are completely different. Have no fear, because these 15 toddler boy room ideas are sure to give you some inspiration. PaintInterior...
If your daughter is getting too big for her crib, you may be thinking about toddler girl room ideas. Sure, her nursery decor accommodated her well when she was a baby, but a bigger girl needs a newer,...
Papers. Folders. Notebooks. Tests. Books. Study guides. Tablets. Craft supplies for projects. How do you keep all the school work and supplies from taking over your house? Here are three simple and inexpensive...
Getting out the door on a school day is never easy. You have kids to feed, lunches to make, gear to pack, backpacks to remember. Plus, kids have to get themselves ready. And that seems to be as easy as...
Every parent and nanny dreams of the ideal play space where kids can burn off energy, be messy and get loud -- and yet there's still lots of storage space and a separate area for peace and quiet.To...
Many parents of young kids are all too familiar with the nightly struggle to get their children off to bed willingly. Anything that helps to make bedtime easier is no doubt a welcome effort for sleep-deprived...
Day by day, the mountain grows. Dirty socks. Grass-stained pants. Soccer uniforms. The laundry isn't stopping anytime soon, so it's time to take control and get organized. Before investigating...
Want to buy eco-friendly products for your home, but don't know where to start? If you want an easy way to figure out what will be best, think about the products you use most often.Start with cleaning...
Small spaces can be a challenge to design, especially when you need small living room ideas. This is where you spend most of your time with your family, your friends and your guests. When looking at ideas,...
If space is tight in your home, your children may need to share a room. But in many houses (especially older ones), bedrooms are small. If that's the case in your house, a bunk bed might be a good...
Water themes abound when it comes to kids' bathroom ideas, but not every design has to be the same. Ocean colors and sea creatures are certainly adorable, but don't be afraid to consider something new...
Between soccer practice, piano recitals, homework assignments and doctor's appointments, you have a lot to keep track of. Make a customizable DIY calendar to keep track of your family's long list...
Part of responsible home ownership is checking on things before they go kerflooey! Here's a beginner's guide to seasonal maintenance to help you get started.
Winter can be harsh and the best defense is often a good offense. Prepare your home for winter by creating a winter safety kit, and making sure you have these items on-hand.“Put it together now....
Organizing your little ones is certainly a challenge, given the amount of stuff little ones require -- toys, games...
Whether you want to slash your energy usage to save the planet's resources, or you're just looking for ways to bring down your monthly bills, you'll want to check out these energy-saving tips...
Feng shui is for everyone. This ancient Chinese art of placement helps you to arrange your home so that your life is harmonious and your dreams are realized...
Next to the kitchen, the family room is the most occupied space in any home. Choosing a family room design that works for everyone in the house can be a challenge, but Kelly Edwards, designer and host...
Let's be honest, you did not get disorganized over night and you are not going to get organized over night. But getting your life in order is not as time consuming as you think...
Are you ready to set up a home office, but have no idea where to start? Take heart, your dream home office is easier to set up than you think...
For some parents, hand-me-downs have a negative connotation. But in fact, by passing down items to your younger kids, you can save money and foster connections between your children. According to Lydia...
We inherit a lot from our parents, their traits, their looks and even their stuff -- perhaps too much of their stuff...
Here's your anti-spring cleaning article. We asked busy parents and bloggers who actually don't dread cleaning what their secret is to keeping an organized, neat home. We gave them each a specific...
.Chaos reigns in most households, but here's an easy trick to make it disappear from yours: create a family command center. In one fell swoop, you can regain control of the ephemera that clutters your...
This calendar takes the term "Family Planning" to a different level! Dad is traveling Monday to Wednesday. Mom has a work dinner on Tuesday. Kids have soccer practice, music lessons and...
Whether you're a parent of one, or Mrs. Duggar, making a kids' school lunch is often time-consuming -- and one.more.thing.you.have.to.do. Yuck. Here is a simple trick to organizing your refrigerator so...
You know that to-do list you've been avoiding for weeks? The one that keeps you up at night and prevents you from spending time with your family? Imagine if you could get it all done -- this weekend!While...
Every child deserves a space to call his own. Whether it's his own corner of a shared bedroom or his very own room, your child will appreciate the energy and effort you expend in creating that space....
"Now, where did I put that bill?" "We're out of milk!" "The dishwasher still needs to be unloaded--let's use paper plates again tonight." Sound familiar?  With all the balls you keep in the air on...
Confession time: I've written dozens of articles about getting organized, but I've always found it hard to practice what my experts preach. But this year - between the influx of an insane number...
Clutter is not just a pile of papers, shoes or magazines. It represents delayed decisions, things that we put off to do another time...
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