Challenge Day 40: Bring Order to Bookshelves

organize books and bookshelf

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 New Year Cleaning Challenge, it's time to bring order to the bookshelves. Cut the clutter for a clean and organized home!   Read More >>

Challenge Day 39: Manage Magazine Clutter

organize magazines

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 New Year Cleaning Challenge, try these tips to get a grip on magazine clutter in your organized home.   Read More >>

Challenge Day 38: Turf Old Entertainment Technology

declutter home entertainment

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 In an age of streaming media, it's time to release the jumble of outdated entertainment formats.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 New Year Cleaning Challenge, we'll consider ideas to turf the "old tech" clutter from family room shelves.   Read More >>

Challenge Day 37: Clever Containment Ideas

clutter container

Hardworking multi-purpose areas like the family room benefit from a core principle of clutter control: containment.

Heading clutter into containers makes sense in a shared space like the family room. Using open containers to group and store stray objects keeps order in a busy space.

Consider ideas for clutter containment today in the New Year Cleaning Challenge.   Read More >>

Challenge Day 34: Tabletop Check

holiday tabletop check

Spring is on the horizon!

Will you be ready to set a pretty table for holiday meals, parties or family celebrations?

Today in the New Year Cleaning Challenge, it's time to make a tabletop check. Be ready to celebrate in your organized dining room!   Read More >>

Challenge Day 33: Declutter Table Linens

Check table linens

Colorful table linens bring a special spark to the dining room ... if you can find them!

What's the state of the table linens stored in your home? Are your favorites hidden beneath a crowd of crumpled interlopers?

Today, it's time to declutter napkins, placements and tablecloths. Keep the best, toss the rest for an organized home!   Read More >>

Challenge Day 32: Clearing Crafts Clutter

Clearing crafts clutter

The dining table? It's a wide-open space that invites lots of uses--and for many families, it's a favorite spot to work on crafts projects.

Sewing or quilting, papercrafts or kids' projects, the table houses them all, along with the snips and scraps they leave behind.

How to keep order on the crafts front? Try these ideas to tame crafts clutter in the dining area today in the New Year Cleaning Challenge.   Read More >>