A Clean, Organized Family Home
is Easier (Thankfully!) Than it Looks

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.

All you need are a few simple techniques and a plan for for prioritizing your tasks to make light work of household chores.

Everything you need to know about cleaning, organizing, and repairing what you can around your home is included here. Whether your goal is to save time, to stretch your household budget, or to make running a home less stressful, you'll find the answers here. 

 Here's a peek at this site's sections to help you quickly find what you're looking for.

Backyard Family Living

We're talking about keeping your patio and yard well-kept in all of its splendor here, with help from the kids.

Organizing the Family Car

We moms seen much of our lives in the car. We run errands. We take kids to school, to soccer, to piano, to swim lessons, to the beach, to playdates, to baseball, to birthday parties, to orthodontist appointments, and on. What all this time on the road really means is that the family car has to function like a home on wheels. 

Coming Clean

With work, kids, and leisure pursuits all competing for your attention, cleaning house understandably may not be your priority. Still, id you're like most people, you consider a reasonably clean home to be one of life's essentials. It's time to come clean.

Home Maintenance

You know what they say about that one of prevention. If you ignore the advice and overlook home maintenance, the pound of cure can set you back hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. Sooner or later, a neglected roof will leak. A furnace overworked from clogged air filters will need an expensive overhaul. 

Prevention, in the form of maintenance tackled throughout the year, is the best way to keep these common household ills at bay.

Lightening the Laundry Load

Got kids? Then you've got laundry. Piles and piles of it. It's hard enough to keep up with the laundry load, let alone the latest fabrics and their special care. As a result, the laundry basket eternally runneth over, and no one ever seems to have the right thing to wear. Think it's time to throw in the towel? Not a chance. I'm too tough for that. And you are, too. Consider this section Laundry 101, with a twist - help from the kids. 

Getting Organized

With homes acting as a center for both work and family life, we're keeping more inside them than ever before. It seems as if most homes aren't built with enough places to hold our growing piles of belongings. But even if you could snap your fingers and make another closet appear, more space wouldn't be the answer. Without a system of organization, even the largest home would fill up over time. Here's how to get it all together - and organized - at home.

Family Pets

If you have kids, you likely have pets - or are thinking about getting one (or two). Get the scoop on choosing, caring for, and keeping the kids - and family pets - safe.

Safe at Home

You don't need to spend a bundle to keep your home safe from environmental and man-made hazards. All it takes is knowledge of what can go wrong, and a few simple steps to prepare yourself to be safe at home.

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Family Bathroom Cleaning and Organizing Tips
The bathroom is usually the busiest, most used room in the house. Keeping it clean and organized is a daily challenge. These bathroom cleaning and organizing tips can help.
Coming Clean at Home
Getting your home clean is a challenge - especially when kids are involved. These tips for creating a house cleaning schedule, a house cleaning list, and a room by room cleaning list can help.
Garage Organizing, Cleaning, and Storage Tips
By its very nature, the garage is a no man's (or no woman's) land. It isn't exactly part of the house; but it isn't outside, either. Here's how to regain control of this precious real estate.
How to Green Clean and Save Money
Green cleaning is an easy way to do the housecleaning without exposing your home and your family to harsh chemicals. These green cleaning tips can help.
Easy Kitchen Organizing and Cleaning Tips
The kitchen is the room where everyone congregates. That's one of the reasons it's the messiest rooms in the house. Here's how to get it organized.
Easy Laundry Stains Cleaning Tips
Got kids? Then you've got laundry. Piles and piles of it. Here's how to navigate the stains of daily life, while protecting your clothing investment
Easy Home Decorating
The goal of any living area is to make it a warm, welcoming place. It's ironic, but usually the living rooms is the deadest rooms in the house. These easy home decorating tips can help you create a
Easy Home Maintenance
Prevention, in the form of home maintenance tackled monthly throughout the year, is the best way to keep small problems from becoming big, expensive fixes. These tips can help
How to Organize Your Home
We're keeping more inside our homes them than ever before. Organize your home and its contents with these simple tips.
Backyard Family Living
Once spring arrives, backyard family living begins - and it's rush hour on patios, flower beds, and lawns. Yet tidying up outside often takes a backseat to garden and pool parties.
Organizing the Family Car
We spend much of our lives in the car as parents. These tips will help ensure we're prepared for any bumps in the road ahead, while keeping things organized and sane (relatively) on the road.
Simplify Family Life
Family life presents challenges to scheduling, cleaning, and even peaceful co-existence among siblings. These solutions for sharing a bathroom, a bedroom, and creating morning schedules that work
Safe at Home
Easy ways to keep your home and family safe from intruders, accidents, and natural disasters.
The Family Pet
Kids love a pet. You don’t have to be Dr. Doolittle to realize animals offer many benefits for kids. Before you bring an animal home, make sure you've considered the pros and cons.