It's a New Year and you're looking for a fresh start. Take the Cleaning Grand Plan Challenge, and welcome Spring to a clean and organized home.
Working week-by-week, the Challenge breaks down whole-house cleaning and decluttering into do-able weekly bites. With printable checklists and reminder messages, you'll stay on-track as you deep-clean, toss clutter, and organize each room or area of the home.
Ready? Let's work together to live clean and serene in 2013!
It's the place where your home makes a first impression: the front porch.
Whether you have a small apartment landing or wrap-around farmhouse porch, this is the week to declutter, clean and organize the entry area to your home.
It's a last "cherry on the cake" assignment at the Cleaning Grand Plan: putting the finishing touch on the hard work of the last 12 weeks creating a lovely entrance area.
Ready? It's Front Porch Week in the Cleaning Grand Plan! More »
Warmer weather's coming! It's time to take to the road.
Will your garage be ready for summer travel, sports and outdoor fun?
Time to bring new order to garage storage areas with a seasonal declutter, deep-cleaning and organizing session.
Ready? We're sorting garage storage this week in the Cleaning Grand Plan! More »
Spring weather puts storage areas into new prominence, as we search for outdoor equipment and seasonal clothing.
Time to head to attic and basement storage areas in the Cleaning Grand Plan Challenge!
This week, we'll plan, declutter and organize storage areas in attic or basement.
Ready? We're sorting storage this week in the Cleaning Grand Plan! More »
It's been all things kid this week in the Cleaning Grand Plan Challenge, as we've decluttered, cleaned and organized children's rooms.
Today, take the last steps to bring children's rooms to a state of clean and orderly..
Tomorrow, the Cleaning Grand Plan Challenge moves storage areas in attic and basement. Are you ready to clean out stored stuff to welcome Spring? More »
Days are getting longer and the temperature's rising: it's time for spring-cleaning!
Why work alone?
Today in the Cleaning Grand Plan Challenge, get tips to bring children onboard when it's time for seasonal cleaning.
Working together teaches skills, builds teamwork, and shares the fun! Try it today in your organized home. More »
Tired of waking each morning to a sea of toys left out after yesterday's play?
Try a toy jail!
This simple concept helps train children to the put-away habit and brings an end to early-morning stumbles over Lego creations.
Designate a toy jail in today's Cleaning Grand Plan Challenge assignment. More »
Kids being kids, keeping a clean house is a struggle on a good day--and getting them to pitch in with household chores can rise to the level of a battle.
How do you chill the chore wars?
Today in the Cleaning Grand Plan Challenge, we'll consider ways to build teamwork and teach important life skills when it comes to cleaning house.
Try these ideas to bring the family onboard. More »
One big obstacle to organizing children's rooms? Too many toys!
Whether it's fast food freebies, mushrooming collections or over-buying by doting grandparents (Guilty!), it's easy for children's toys to pile up well beyond their play value. How do you pull the plug on toy excess?
Try these tips to identify toy keepers, turf surplus toys, and rotate the family's toy collection to cut down on toy clutter. More »