Challenge Day 46: Manage the Medicine Chest

organize the medicine cabinet

New Year Cleaning Challenge Day 46

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

New Year Cleaning Challenge Day 45

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 >>

Cleaning Challenge Day 44: Declutter the Master Bathroom

declutter master bathroom

New Year Cleaning Challenge Day 44

As a center for personal care, the master bathroom attracts a special kind of clutter. What's living in your cabinets, shelves and drawers?

A good bathroom declutter session will promote products in daily use and give them a front-and-center home, while dispatching those "As Seen on TV" marvels.

Follow one master bathroom declutter, and learn the secrets of allocating scarce real estate in the bathroom today, in the New Year Cleaning Challenge.   Read More >>

Challenge Day 41: Coping with Children's Toys

organize toys

New Year Cleaning Challenge Day 41

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?   Read More >>

Challenge Day 40: Bring Order to Bookshelves

organize books and bookshelf

New Year Cleaning Challenge Day 40

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

New Year Cleaning Challenge Day 39

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

New Year Cleaning Challenge Day 38

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

New Year Cleaning Challenge Day 37

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

New Year Cleaning Challenge Day 34

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

New Year Cleaning Challenge Day 33

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 >>

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