Today’s Challenge: Declutter the Master Bathroom

As a center for personal care, the master bathroom attracts a special kind of clutter. What’s living in your cabinets, shelves and drawers?

A good bathroom declutter session will promote products in daily use and give them a front-and-center home, while dispatching those “As Seen on TV” marvels.

Follow one master bathroom declutter, and learn the secrets of allocating scarce real estate in the bathroom today, in the New Year Cleaning Challenge.   Read More >>

Today’s Challenge: It’s Bathroom Week!

It’s a new week in the New Year Cleaning Challenge: we’re headed to the bathrooms to bring them to a new level of order.

It’s where we shower and shave, primp and prepare for the day. Are your bathrooms up to the job?

We’ll tackle clutter, create a new level of clean, and organize bathroom storage this week in the New Year Cleaning Challenge.   Read More >>


PDF iconBathroom Cleaning Checklist

Today’s Challenge: Family Room Week Wrap-Up

This week, we’ve worked on the household’s gathering space: the family room. Time for a weekend wrap-up!

Today, take the last steps to clean, declutter and organize the family room.

Tomorrow, we’ll tackle family bathrooms in the New Year Cleaning Challenge, bringing these personal care areas to a squeaky clean state.

Today’s Assignment:
Wrap Up Family Room Week

In the family room this week, we’ve brought order to the household’s gathering space–and organized entertainment media, books and magazines, and children’s toys.   Read More >>

Today’s Challenge: Coping with Children’s Toys

They’re colorful, cute … and scattered everywhere! Are children’s toys taking over shared space in your family room?

With tiny pieces and a tendency to stray, children’s playthings can create instant clutter in multi-use spaces. How to calm the chaos caused by children’s toys?

To tame the toy monster, try these ideas for routines and storage to make peace with children’s toys, in today’s New Year Cleaning Challenge assignment.   Read More >>

Today’s Challenge: Bring Order to Bookshelves

In the family room, the bookcase must do multiple duty,

Whether it houses books, decor items or digital media, it’s easy to overload family room bookshelves.

Today in the New Year Cleaning Challenge, it’s time to bring order to the bookshelves. Cut the clutter for a clean and organized home!   Read More >>

Today’s Challenge: Manage Magazine Clutter

Surveying the family room, do you find mounds of magazines … everywhere?

Periodicals like magazines and newsletters are great fun to browse, but have a marked propensity to descend into clutter, and that right quickly.

Today in the New Year Cleaning Challenge, try these tips to get a grip on magazine clutter in your organized home.   Read More >>

Cleaning Challenge Day 38: Turf Old Entertainment Technology

In recent decades, entertainment technology has changed at a rapid pace.

Does your family room contain successive layers of old technology? In an age of streaming media, it’s time to release the jumble of outdated entertainment formats.

Today in the New Year Cleaning Challenge, we’ll consider ideas to turf the “old tech” clutter from family room shelves.   Read More >>

Today’s Challenge: Clever Containment Ideas

Hardworking multi-purpose areas like the family room benefit from a core principle of clutter control: containment.

Heading clutter into containers makes sense in a shared space like the family room. Using open containers to group and store stray objects keeps order in a busy space.

Consider ideas for clutter containment today in the New Year Cleaning Challenge.   Read More >>

Challenge Day 34: Tabletop Check

Spring is on the horizon!

Will you be ready to set a pretty table for holiday meals, parties or family celebrations?

Today in the New Year Cleaning Challenge, it’s time to make a tabletop check. Be ready to celebrate in your organized dining room!   Read More >>


PDF iconHoliday Tabletop Checklist

Today’s Challenge: It’s Family Room Week!

It’s a new week in the New Year Cleaning Challenge: the Family Room takes center stage.

For many of us, the family room is the hard-working hub of daily life. It’s where we meet, eat, watch television, do homework, read and relax.

To bring order to the family room, we’ll declutter, deep-clean and organize it this week in the New Year Cleaning Challenge.   Read More >>


PDF iconFamily Room Cleaning Checklist