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!
They're colorful, cute ... and scattered everywhere! Are children's toys taking over shared space in your family room?
With tiny pieces and a tendency to stray, children's playthings can create instant clutter in multi-use spaces. How to calm the chaos caused by children's toys?
To tame the toy monster, try these ideas for routines and storage to make peace with children's toys, in today's Cleaning Grand Plan Challenge assignment. More »
In the family room, the bookcase must do multiple duty,
Whether it houses books, decor items or digital media, it's easy to overload family room bookshelves.
Today in the Cleaning Grand Plan Challenge, it's time to bring order to the bookshelves. Cut the clutter for a clean and organized home! More »
In recent decades, entertainment technology has changed at a rapid pace.
Does your family room contain successive layers of old technology? In an age of streaming media, it's time to release the jumble of outdated entertainment formats.
Today in the Cleaning Grand Plan Challenge, we'll consider ideas to turf the "old tech" clutter from family room shelves. More »
Surveying the family room, do you find mounds of magazines ... everywhere?
Periodicals like magazines and newsletters are great fun to browse, but have a marked propensity to descend into clutter, and that right quickly.
Today in the Cleaning Grand Plan Challenge, try these tips to get a grip on magazine clutter in your organized home. More »
Hardworking multi-purpose areas like the family room benefit from a core principle of clutter control: containment.
Using open containers to group and store stray objects keeps order in a busy space.
Consider ideas for clutter containment today in the Cleaning Grand Plan Challenge More »
It's a new week in the Cleaning Grand Plan Challenge: the Family Room takes center stage.
For many of us, the family room is the hard-working hub of daily life. It's where we meet, eat, watch television, do homework, read and relax.
To bring order to the family room, we'll declutter, deep-clean and organize it this week in the Cleaning Grand Plan Challenge. More »
This week, we dove into the dining room, cleaning and organizing our family's dining space. Time for a weekend wrap-up!
Today, take the last steps to clean, declutter and organize the dining room and dining area.
Tomorrow, we kick off Family Room Week in the Cleaning Grand Plan Challenge, where we'll bring a new order to the household's center of family life. More »
The groundhog has come and gone and seen his shadow ... maybe. Spring is on the horizon!
Will you be ready to set a pretty table for holiday meals, parties or family celebrations?
Today in the Cleaning Grand Plan Challenge, it's time to make a tabletop check. Be ready to celebrate in your organized dining room! More »