Cleaning Challenge: Below-The-Bed Storage Solutions

bedroom storage solution

The average bedroom has more stuff than space. If you're short on storage options, how do you keep belongings organized?

Tap the space under the bed! The area below the mattress and box springs is a natural for additional storage in the master bedroom.

To make the most of this hidden storage solution, try these ideas to make good use of below-the-bed real estate in your organized home.   Read More >>

Challenge Day 52: Defeat Dust Mites

fight dust mites in the bedroom

They swarm in our homes, making life miserable for the allergic: dust mites! Living in bedding, carpet and floating in house dust, dust mites and their droppings are unwelcome companions in any home.

Our bedrooms are prime hangouts for these microscopic pests. How to keep them in check?

Try these tips to show dust mites the door in your organized home, with today's New Year Cleaning Challenge assignment.   Read More >>

Challenge Day 51: Bedroom Identity Crisis

bedroom activity centers

Is your bedroom suffering from an identity crisis?

Designed to be a place for rest, renewal, and private communications, the master bedroom can lose its way when burdened with too many outside activities.

Whether it's exercise equipment, out-of-place storage, paper piles or video game clutter, today's the day to bring the bedroom back to its intended purpose. Clear it out today, in the New Year Cleaning Challenge!   Read More >>

Challenge Day 48: A Clean Shower, Fast and Cheap

Refill automatic shower cleaner

It's where the soap meets the grime, every day: your shower. How to keep the shower stall fresh and clean without scrubbing?

Daily shower cleaning products can make quick work of soap scum, soil and hard water deposits ... if you remember to use them.

Automatic shower cleaners are wickedly convenient--and wickedly expensive! Is there a way to keep a clean shower, fast and cheap?   Read More >>

Challenge Day 47: Five-Minute Bathroom Cleaning Routine

clean the bathroom in five minutes

What's the secret to an always-clean bathroom? A daily cleaning routine!

Today in the New Year Cleaning Challenge, consider how to keep your bathrooms clean on a daily basis.

The easiest solution is to craft a simple, 5-minute bathroom cleaning routine to keep grime at bay.

Create your own personalized routine--or use our example--to keep bathrooms fresh!   Read More >>

Challenge Day 46: Manage the Medicine Chest

organize the medicine cabinet

When family members fall ill, they call for "Dr. Mom" ... so today, we're headed to the medicine chest.

We'll consider the proper location for the family's store of nutritional supplements, prescription and over-the-counter medicines.

After decluttering the medicine chest, we'll decide how to dispose of expired medications safely.

Ready? We're making for the medicine chest in the New Year Cleaning Challenge!   Read More >>

Challenge Day 45: Take Stock of Towels

check bathroom towels

Towels. They're daily companions at shower, tub and sink. Who doesn't love their thirsty softness after a hot bath?

Over time, however, towels become tattered, scattered and faded. What's the state of the towels in your organized home?

Today in the New Year Cleaning Challenge, we'll make a check of the household's stock of towels. Is it time for a fresh new set?   Read More >>