Family bathroom cleaning and organizing tips

how to prepare a guest bathroom.

What can you do to make your guest feel at home when she comes to visit?

Plenty. But by far the most precious thing you can give her is privacy. 

And that starts with a thoughtfully prepared bathroom.

Provide a little sanctuary for your visitor. Offer her a retreat where she can go and regroup. No one likes sharing bathrooms with people outside the immediate family.

Here's how to create a warm and welcoming guest bath for your friends and family.

mastering the medicine cabinet.

Space is at a premium in most bathrooms, so you'll want to make sure the medicine cabinet is a regular part of your housecleaning routine.

This is the time to judiciously review every item you keep inside your medicine cabinet, both as a space spacing measure and for home safety.

These 5 tips will help you keep it nicely pruned with space left over to stash at least a few of your daily essentials.

how to clean hair brushes and combs in 4 easy steps.

Clean hair brushes and combs keep your hair clean longer by ensuring you're not adding lint or fluff to your hair after washing it.

The bristles have a nasty habit of grabbing and holding dust, dirt, and hair styling products.

The good news: weekly cleanings are both quick and easy.

All you need is shampoo, running water, and a toothpick (for really settled-in hairbrush hair). 

Here's how the hair brushes cleaning program shakes out.

how to unclog a sink.

When you have a clogged drain, pouring liberal doses of very hot water down the drain will often help by melting greasy clogs away.

If that doesn't cut it, here are three ways you can unclog the sink yourself in 3 easy steps.

Not only will you save money by not hiring an expensive plumbing service to do the simple work for you, but you'll save time by not having to spend half your day waiting for your plumber to make an expensive appearance.

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Tara Aronson is a native Californian. Having grown up in San Diego, she studied journalism and Spanish to pursue a career in newspaper writing. Tara, whose three children - Chris, Lyndsay, and Payne - are the light of her life, now lives and writes in Los Angeles. She also regularly appears on television news programs throughout the U.S.