Family bathroom cleaning and organizing tips

9 tips for taming school morning madness

The kids are back to school.

No more sleeping late.

No more casual breakfasts.

The chaos of early-rising mornings has begun!

Here are 9 family organization tips to help tame morning madness and get everyone out the door (usually) on time.

how to clean combs and brushes 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 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.