How to Clean and Organize Your Home from Top to Bottom
Advice from real moms who handle clutter the way we all want to.
Christine Pafumi, Contributor
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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 room in the house and asked them to share their best tips. They even gave us some great ideas for how to get the kids involved in cleaning! From the kitchen to the playroom, here they spill their dirt.

  1. The Kitchen
    "[I keep two] washcloths on the sink throughout the day and [use them] to keep the kitchen, and my daughter, sticky and crumb-free." - Anna Moseley, Ask Anna Moseley

    Read more of Anna's fail proof tips for a clean kitchen

  2. The Family Room
    "Vacuum frequently and insist that toys are picked up nightly." - Julie Marsh, Julie Marsh

    See what rule keeps Julie's family room clean all day

  3. The Playroom
    "When toys were getting out of hand in the playroom, I purchased square-shaped mesh see-through bins and labeled each of them with toy category names." - Samantha, Simply Organized

    Read Samantha's solution for acquiring too much toy clutter

  4. The Kids' Rooms
    "The less stuff we have in the kids' rooms, the easier it is for them to put things back in order on their own." - Dana White, A Slob Comes Clean

    See Dana's tips for a cleaner and more organized space for her kids

  5. The Laundry Room
    "To stay on top of laundry, I've made it a habit to wash, dry, and fold at least one load a day." - Christine Satterfield, I Dream of Clean

    Read all of the ways Christine maintains a neat and desirable laundry room

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(5) Comments
Mary Antonette
Mary Antonette
Home organization means clean and healthy living. Highly effective people are organized people. Good advice.
June 12, 2015 at 8:23 AM
Kayleigh M.
Kayleigh M.
This is great advice! I do some of these things myself.
January 4, 2015 at 1:41 AM
Carmen O.
Carmen O.
That's what exactly every day everyone need to be part of the New advice from the experts in how to make sure that place is a pleasant space for playing or staying.
January 30, 2014 at 12:15 AM
Velia G.
Velia G.
completly agreed with the fact that the less things that you have the easier is to organize and clean up. We all should try to have only what we need and give away or donate the rest.
April 27, 2013 at 3:14 PM
Momma Sue
Momma Sue
Organization is a huge part of maintaining, cleaning and keeping your life manageable. One can never get enough of this type of advice/encouragement. Thanks!
March 21, 2013 at 6:20 AM

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