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Take Back Your House! Declutter and Donate Your Kids’ Toys

Take Back Your House! Declutter and Donate Your Kids’ Toys

If you have a child, you know what toy-related destruction looks like. Leave them to play in their playroom or bedroom for 10 minutes and you’ll return to toys everywhere—so much so that it’s hard to understand how such a mess could be made in such a short amount of time.

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Top Tips for Creating a Guest-Ready Linen Closet

Top Tips for Creating a Guest-Ready Linen Closet

Linen closets, whether in your bathroom or in the hall, often become a catchall for towels, sheets, blankets and myriad toiletries. The space can quickly become disorganized—so much so that when you open the door and reach for a blanket on a high shelf, duvets, quilts and towels come tumbling down on your head. Sigh.

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Guests Will Be Here in 20 Minutes! Tackle Last-Minute Clutter

Guests Will Be Here in 20 Minutes! Tackle Last-Minute Clutter

When the holidays hit, even the most organized people can easily get overwhelmed with all there is to do. You can make lists and keep a calendar to stay on track, but it’s still tough to keep your house organized through the baking, gift-wrapping and cooking—not to mention most people take on these tasks while balancing all sorts of holiday-related events.

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The Custom Design Process: What To Expect from The Closet Works

The Custom Design Process: What To Expect from The Closet Works

When you’re ready to buy a custom organization system, there are a lot of details to consider. You want a solution that works for your specific storage needs and helps you stay organized. You also want a solution that not only looks good but will stand up to plenty of wear and tear. And of course, you want all of this at a reasonable price.

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Your Holiday Organization Checklist

Your Holiday Organization Checklist

The holiday season is right around the corner, which means it’s time to begin thinking about shopping, cooking, event planning and even some merrymaking. To help you get organized (and stay sane) so you can focus on celebrating with friends and family rather than stressing over tasks, we’ve put together some tips.

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Create a Guest-Ready Mudroom Before The Holiday Season

Create a Guest-Ready Mudroom Before The Holiday Season

For many of us, the holidays are a joyful time that that also brings a bit of stress because it means hosting guests. There are so many things to take into consideration—how many people are coming over, what are you cooking, what are your guests bringing and—if your guests are from out of town—where’s everyone sleeping?

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Keep Your Mudroom Clean and Organized

Keep Your Mudroom Clean and Organized

If you’re lucky enough to have a mudroom, you already have a designated space for you and your family to keep shoes, coats, gloves, scarves, umbrellas, school bags and virtually anything else they frequently carry out the door to work, school, sports practice and more. But keeping everyone’s stuff corralled all fall and winter, and keeping the area physically free of slush, water, leaves and dirt can be difficult.

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Organize These Spaces in Your Home Before Fall

Organize These Spaces in Your Home Before Fall

There’s a slight chill in the air and the kids are back to school, which means fall will be here before you know it. During the fall, work typically gets busy again since everyone’s back from vacation. Your kids’ after-school activities pick up, and, let’s face it, the holidays will be here before you know it. That’s why now is the perfect time to make sure your house is organized and ready to go when it’s time for those family get-togethers in the coming months.

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5 Ways to Help Your Kids Build Good Organization Skills

5 Ways to Help Your Kids Build Good Organization Skills

Now that you’ve settled into a summer routine with your kids, we’ve got some bad news: The school year starts in just a few weeks! If the beginning of the school year is hectic for you and your family (like most of us), now’s the time to consider ways you can make the transition from summer to school a bit easier. Helping your kids get organized will help them do well at school and at home—and staying on top of homework, chores and their toys…

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4 High-Clutter Drop Zones and How To Organize Them

4 High-Clutter Drop Zones and How To Organize Them

You get home from a busy day of work with just enough time to check on dinner in the slow cooker and make sure your kid is ready for soccer practice. You’ve got about 10 minutes before you need to leave for practice and, as is typical at 5:30 p.m. in the middle of the week, the house is a bit of a mess. There’s a bunch of clutter near the door, on the kitchen counter, in your closet and the laundry room. These areas,…

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How to Reduce Junk Mail (And Save Some Trees)

How to Reduce Junk Mail (And Save Some Trees)

Over the course of two or three weeks in December, my husband and I received 10 to 15 unsolicited catalogs, a bunch of sales fliers, some holiday cards and at least five or six requests for donations to charitable organizations, plus our typical bills. Obviously, we opened the cards first. The bills went into a pile and were opened and filed quickly as usual … but everything else just sat there for a few weeks until I finally reviewed items—glossy catalog by catalog—and threw everything…

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