There's nothing complicated about creating an inviting, efficient, and well-run home. And the truth is - it doesn't take endless hours with a mop and bucket or some advanced degree in building maintenance to keep your home and its systems running smoothly.
You're in the right place if you need help with anything (and everything!) from choosing the right laundry detergent and laundry temperature to spring cleaning with kids and easy pets for kids. Here's a peek at this site's sections to help you quickly find what you're looking for.
Bathrooms need to be hygienic, because of kids and in spite of them. Good hygiene is especially important with babies in the home, who love nothing more than to crawl about in the most unsavory of areas.
And to complicate matters further, the challenges presented by this tiny room go well beyond keeping it clean. The smallest room in the home is often the busiest and the most space-challenged.
Since ultra-organized kids is an oxymoron, the key to keeping bathrooms clean and harmonious is to create simple organizing systems and cleaning routines.
Relax - it's as easy as washing your hands. Get started solving bathroom cleaning challenges.
We parents spend much of our lives in the car. We run errands. We take kids to school, to soccer, to piano, to swim lessons, to play dates, to baseball, to orthodontist appointments, and on. And on.
What do you do when you're speeding down the highway and your toddler throws up in his car seat?
When you've got a car full of 4-year-olds, you're about to encounter deep doo-doo. There's nothing the least bit adventurous about it.
Instead, it's time to shift into crisis-management mode.
If you're prepared for all these situations, you and the carload of kids with you will be moving again in no time. Getting started organizing life in the family car starts here.
Garages aren't exactly part of the house, but they're not outdoors, either.
As a result, this transitional area can become junky in a heartbeat. Even when someone does take responsibility for the garage, it is out of sight, out of mind.
The good news is that the garage can meet most of your needs if you organize it correctly.
Here's how to tackle the dirty job of cleaning and organizing your garage, with a little help from your family.
Got kids? Then you've got laundry. Piles and piles of it.
With school uniforms, sports clothes, play clothes, and everyone's bed linens and towels, your home probably often resembles a laundromat, with both machines humming and a half-dozen or so loads waiting for their turn.
It's hard enough to keep up with laundry load, let alone the latest fabrics and their special care.
Think it's time to throw in the towel? Not a chance. I'm too tough for that. And you are, too. Consider this page Laundry 101 with a modern twist: a little help from the kids.